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  • Secretariat in the 1973 Preakness Stakes

    Hangin' With Haskin: Viva Big Red!

    So, after nearly 40 years, the Maryland Jockey Club, following two hours of testimony and forensic analyses, finally has awarded the Preakness stakes record to Secretariat.

  • Penny Chenery reacts to the ruling at the hearing.

    Secretariat's Preakness Time Changed

    After investigating the timing of 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat's Preakness Stakes, the Maryland Racing Commission voted unanimously to change the official time from 1:54 2/5 to 1:53, a stakes record.

  • Secretariat winning the Preakness Stakes.

    Secretariat's Preakness Time Under Review

    The Maryland Racing Commission has agreed to conduct a hearing to consider evidence based upon advances in modern technology regarding the controversy surrounding Secretariat's winning time in the Preakness.

  • Special Feature - Shadow Hero: Riva Ridge

    Excerpted from the pages of the March 17, 2012 The Blood-Horse magazine, senior correspondent Steve Haskin tells how Riva Ridge put a struggling racing stable back on firm footing, and gave young owner Penny Chenery...

  • March 31 Secretariat Event May Be Moved

    Organizers of a March 31 event to celebrate the birthday of legendary Secretariat and the 40th anniversary of Riva Ridge's Kentucky Derby Kentucky are scrambling to find a new location after The Meadow Event Place closed.

  • Maryland Jockey Club to Honor Rapid Redux

    The Maryland Jockey Club will honor the connections of Rapid Redux Feb. 18 at Laurel Park. Rapid Redux has won 22 consecutive races, including a perfect 19-for-19 season a year ago, and took home a pair of national awards.

  • Rapid Redux is one of the nominees for this year's Secretariat Vox Populi Award.

    Voting Opens for Secretariat Vox Populi Award

    Online voting is now open for the second annual Secretariat Vox Populi Award. Created by Secretariat's owner Penny Chenery, the award recognizes the racehorse whose popularity and excellence resounded most with the public.

  • TOBA's First 50 Years

    The national Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association celebrates 50 years of working toward sale integrity, shepherding the graded stakes program, and finding ways to recruit and educate new owners.

  • Penny Chenery presents the first Secretariat Vox Populi Award to Team Zenyatta.

    Chenery Visits Santa Anita On Vox Populi Day

    Several hundred fans lined up well into Seabiscuit Court at Santa Anita Feb. 5 for a glimpse of Penny Chenery and Team Zenyatta on a day the 2010 Horse of the Year was to receive the first Secretariat Vox Populi Award.

  • A Fan's Favorites

    Anne M. Eberhardt presents a look back at the career of 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta through the eyes of racing fan and photo enthusiast Mike Sekulic.

  • Disney Magic - By Kate Tweedy

    The film is so good that after the initial shock I found myself forgetting this was a movie about my family.

  • Secretariat press conference panel answers questions at the Kentucky Derby Museum.

    Secretariat Stars Visit Churchill Downs

    The talents of the upcoming film Secretariat were the star attractions of the Kentucky Derby Museum at Churchill Downs April 29. Press conference panel included Diane Lane, Penny Chenery, Randall Wallace, and Mark Ciardi.

  • Secretariat, shown as a 2-year-old, was foaled March 30, 1970

    Secretariat Foaled 40 Years Ago

    Big Red born March 30, 1970, at Christopher T. Chenery's The Meadow near Doswell, Va. The son of Bold Ruler would become racing's ninth Triple Crown winner in 1973.

  • Academy Award to Old Friends

    Academy Award, one of the only surviving sons of Triple Crown winner Secretariat, has arrived at Old Friends, the Thoroughbred retirement farm in Georgetown, KY.

  • Dwight New with Penny Chenery

    Inside Track: Big Red's Biggest Fan

    Dwight New has been stockpiling Secretariat items for more than 35 years and according to the legendary horse's owner, Penny Chenery, it is the largest collection of Secretariat memorabilia she has ever seen.

  • Casting Call for Secretariat

    Producers of the film Secretariat will be at the Bourbon County Fairgrounds Sept. 26 looking for an equine to play the lead role in the movie about Big Red.

  • Secretariat Foundation Names Beneficiaries

    Helen "Penny" Chenery, owner of 1973 Triple Crown champion Secretariat and president of the Secretariat Foundation, has announced the Foundation's recipients of charitable grants for 2009.

  • Bourbon Co. Secretariat Festival Planned

    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.

  • Secretariat Film In the Works

    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.

  • Dogwood Dominion Award Nominees Accepted

    Nominations for the 14th annual Dogwood Dominion Award, honoring an outstanding member of the Thoroughbred racing industry, are now being accepted.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    Penny's Thoughts

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> - 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.

  • Penny Chenery to Receive Eclipse Award of Merit

    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.

  • Secretariat Group Buys Derby Trophy

    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 Wins Dogwood Dominion Award

    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.

  • Baseball Club Hosts Horse Appreciation Day

    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, who owned Secretariat, watches as a statue of Big Red is unloaded at the Kentucky Horse Park on Wednesday.

    Statue Unveiling Highlight of 'Secretariat Celebration'

    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."