Shadow Hero: Riva Ridge

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Though Secretariat will always be Meadow Stable’s brightest star, another horse deserves the credit for keeping the stable running in the early 1970s—Riva Ridge. The Blood-Horse’s senior correspondent Steve Haskin tells how Riva Ridge put a struggling racing stable back on firm footing and gave a young owner named Penny Chenery a valuable education that allowed her to later manage the career of a Triple Crown winner.

Excerpted from the pages of the March 17, 2012 issue of The Blood-Horse magazine, award-winning Turf writer Steve Haskin profiles Riva Ridge and his place in Meadow Stables' storied history.

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