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 move. 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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Meet Cyclone Larry — the new Secretariat

Cyclone Larry a 3-year old Thoroughbred born and raised in Western South Dakota and then trained at the North Dakota Horse Park has been chosen to play Secretariat in the Disney Movie due out next summer.

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