Secretariat Wins the Triple Crown Showdown

Secretariat Wins the Triple Crown Showdown

The betting public was 100% on the money: Secretariat won the Triple Crown Showdown with style. No real surprise, as Secretariat still holds the track record for the Derby at 1:59 2/5. The 1973 Triple Crown champion ran down 1977 champ and early leader Seattle Slew in the stretch. Citation, the 1948 Triple Crown winner, […]

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Secretariat the Favorite in the Triple Crown Showdown

Secretariat the odds-on favorite for Triple Crown Show Down

Tomorrow we will have the chance to watch the best thoroughbreds of all time come together in the dream race of a lifetime, but it comes as no surprise that Secretariat is the odds-on favorite for the Triple Crown Showdown tomorrow with current odds of 7-2. Citation follows him at 4-1; Affirmed and Seattle Slew […]

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Social distancing

Secretariat demonstrates social distancing

I’ve worked from a home office since 1991, so the concept of social distancing and staying home all day is not that foreign to me. I think the problem comes when you can’t — or aren’t supposed to — leave. After my accident, I was basically stuck. First spending two weeks in rehab, and then […]

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Secretariat’s owner, Penny Chenery, dies at 95

Helen “Penny” Chenery, known as “Secretariat’s Mom” and the First Lady of Racing, died September 16th from complications following a stroke. Chenery was 95. Chenery is best known for breathing life into her father’s Meadow Stable when his failing health left him unable to manage the farm. This part of her story became immortalized in […]

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Triple Crown Winners – Part 3

The last three Triple Crown winners came after a break of 25 years — but then like the 1940s, the 70s saw three winners within the decade. Secretariat – 1973 With his 31 length lead in the Belmont, Secretariat captured the imagination of the nation. Here was a horse that decisively won the Triple Crown […]

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Penny Chenery interview on Secretariat

There’s been a lot of discussion on the forums about the accuracy of the Secretariat movie. I saw it and enjoyed it. Sure, it wasn’t the most accurate portrayal, but then again, except for us hard core equestrians who would watch a move that was really all about Secretariat! Here’s an interview with Penny Chenery […]

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It was Riva Ridge who saved the farm

For all the well-deserved glory heaped on Secretariat, when it comes to saving The Meadows, Penny Chereny Tweedy’s farm, the credit should go to Riva Ridge. The colt had a spectacular 2-year old season¬† — which made the Chereny family decide to keep The Meadows — and as a three year old won both the […]

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Secretariat: The documentary

Secretariat, the Disney Movie, has opened to mixed reviews. For those of us who just want to focus on the horse himself, this documentary is great. Plus, you don’t need to leave your living room. It’s worth watching all the parts.¬† But make sure you listen to the interviews surrounding the footage of Secretariat’s historic […]

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