The first Bourbon County Secretariat Festival is scheduled for Sept. 20 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Bourbon County Fair Grounds in Paris, Ky.
A movie about the life and times of Secretariat, with the backing of Walt Disney Studios, is in the works. Filming for the major motion picture could begin as soon as the end of the year according to principles tied to the project.
A special dinner and art exhibition at Avalon restaurant in Louisville will pay homage to the legendary Secretariat May 1 at 7 p.m.
Josephine Abercrombie, a prominent Thoroughbred owner and breeder, will be honored as this year's recipient of Arlington Park's 4th annual "Penny Chenery Distinguished Woman in Racing Award."
Nominations for the 14th annual Dogwood Dominion Award, honoring an outstanding member of the Thoroughbred racing industry, are now being accepted.
- By Ray Paulick
By Ray Paulick - The respected and beloved Penny Chenery, who brought the crowd to its feet when she was honored with an Eclipse Award of Merit, set the standard for class and elegance while reminiscing about her longtime love affair with horse racing and the life-changing experience of owning Secretariat, the 1973 Triple Crown winner and two-time Horse of the Year.
Most handicappers expected a close race for the 2005 Horse of the Year Award, but it didn't turn out that way as Saint Liam won in a landslide.
Helen "Penny" Chenery, whose captivating charm and enthusiasm as the owner of 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat earned her the unofficial title of "First Lady of Racing," will be honored with the Eclipse Award of Merit for a lifetime of outstanding achievement in Thoroughbred racing.
Thoroughbred Women will honor Penny Chenery and Horse of the Year Azeri at this year's Thoroughbred Women Awards Aug. 19 at Saratoga Race Course.
The anonymous bidder who recently purchased the gold winner's trophy earned by Majestic Prince in the 1969 Kentucky Derby is no stranger to such hardware.
Jo Anne Normile, founder of the innovative Michigan-based horse rescue operation CANTER (Communication Alliance to Network Thoroughbred Ex Racehorses) which saves low-level claimers from slaughter, has been awarded the 2005 Dogwood Dominion Award.
The Lexington Legends baseball club and Drexel Heritage are sponsoring a "Horse Industry Appreciation Day" during the Legends' game against the Lake County Captains April 30 at 7:05 p.m.
Penny Chenery, one of racing's great matriarchs, is recuperating well and feeling better after suffering a heart attack early Monday morning.
A statue immortalizing Triple Crown winner Secretariat will be unveiled at the Kentucky Horse Park July 17 as part of a two-day celebration designed to pay tribute to the legacy of the horse known as "Big Red."
The Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington will dedicate a statue of 1973 Triple Crown champion Secretariat on July 17. The unveiling is part of a two-day celebration designed to allow the horse-loving community to pay tribute to the legacy of the horse known fondly as "Big Red."
Beverly Lewis will be honored as this year's recipient of Arlington Park's 2nd annual "Penny Chenery Distinguished Woman in Racing Award." The award will be presented at an invitation-only charity luncheon to be held at 11 a.m. Aug. 12 in Arlington Park's International Room.
Prominent Thoroughbred owner Beverly Lewis will be honored as Arlington Park's second annual "Penny Chenery Distinguished Woman in Racing Award."
Dogwood Stable is now accepting nominations for its annual Dogwood Dominion Award for an unsung hero in the Thoroughbred industry. Nominations should be received no later than June 28.
The blanket worn by Secretariat after his victorious career finale in the 1973 Canadian International Championship sold for $21,600 after being offered online through E-bay and Secretariat.com, the official Web site for the champion racehorse.
Penny Chenery, owner of the legendary Secretariat, has released for auction a horse blanket worn by the champion at his resounding 1973 victory in the Canadian International Championship at Woodbine. The Canadian International was the final race of Secretariat's career.
The State Fair of Virginia may be coming to Meadow Farm. Atlantic Rural Exposition Inc. (ARE), the company that operates the State Fair of Virginia, completed on Monday its purchase of the 347-acre birthplace of Secretariat. The purchase price is reported to be $5.3 million.
A sign that hung at Meadow Farm, a painting and photos ripped out of their frames, and dishes were among the items that were signed by Penny Chenery, Ron Turcotte, Jim Gaffney, and Bill Nack at the Secretariat celebration held Saturday in Caroline County, Virginia.
It has been 25 years since Affirmed won the Triple Crown in 1978 and 30 years since Secretariat broke a 25-year Triple Crown drought in 1973. The connections of Secretariat, Affirmed, and Seattle Slew speak out.
Secretariat Center for Retired Racehorses to benefit from 2003 Limited Edition Maker's Mark release.
Saratoga seating lottery open for applications...Brisnet.com Available at Bally's...Second Secretariat bobblehead.
Big Red now has his own Web site at www.secretariat.com.
In the spring of 1969, a magical seed was planted in the equine garden known as The Meadow, located in Caroline County, Va., just north of Richmond. From that seed the following spring would sprout a legendary creature who would one day transcend the Sport of Kings and forever alter the course of racing history.
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