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  • Penny Chenery and Secretariat

    ABR's Pedulla: Chenery Inspired Young Women

    Chenery understood her place in racing history as the breeder and owner of 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat. She was understandably proud of that.

  • Secretariat

    It Takes Only One

    The hypothesis here is that there has never been a horse bred in North America that has achieved greater influence as a broodmare sire of line-founding stallions than the son of Bold Ruler (Nasrullah—Miss Disco, by Discovery).

  • Secretariat Photo Album

    I have posted photos of Secretariat over the years, but never all of them in one place. I figured it was time to put all these photos together in a single blog, just to have them archived and easily accessible.

  • Secretariat Still Omnipresent After 44 Years

    Despite the emergence of numerous equine superstars and three more Triple Crown winners, Secretariat is still the gift that keeps giving. More than four decades later, his name still is part of our vernacular and in many ways of our culture.

  • New Audi Commercial Features Secretariat

    Forty-four years after setting records and dominating the 1973 Triple Crown, Secretariat's enduring appeal as an American icon will be evident this week with the debut of the latest Audi commercial.

  • Secretariat defeats Sham in the 1973 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.

    Derby Wins of the Triple Crown Victors: Secretariat

    A BloodHorse Magazine recap of the Kentucky Derby won by Secretariat that ran in the May 14, 1973 issue. The story, written by Edward L. Bowen, carried the headline, "Resumption of a Legend."

  • California Chrome

    California Chrome Earns Second Vox Populi

    California Chrome, the 5-year-old chestnut champion whose stellar season catapulted him to be North American racing's all-time leading earner, has been selected to receive the 2016 Secretariat Vox Populi, or "Voice of the People," Award.

  • Memories of Sham Rekindled With New Book

    With Sham sort of back in the spotlight again, I went back to a 2009 column I wrote on the colt and felt enough years had passed to re-work and re-edit it by adding new material and tell his story once again even more comprehensively.

  • The Week in Photos for 8/16/2016

    Arlington Million, Beverly D., Secretariat, Best Pal, American St. Leger, Pucker Up, Saratoga Special, Rancho Bernardo Handicap and more.

  • Penny Chenery with Secretariat, Eddie Sweat, Lucien Laurin, and jockey Ron Turcotte; Penny was TOBA president from 1976-84

    BH 100: A Mighty Pair

    The careers of two Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association presidents were related via the roles they played in the training career of one Lucien Laurin.

  • Art Auction to Benefit Bright Futures Farm

    Fast Market was a stakes winner in Canada, and resides at Bright Futures Farm in Pennsylvania, which provides reschooling and retirement, primarily for Thoroughbreds. The auction will benefit Bright Futures Farm.

  • Three Chimney's stallion barn

    R.A.C.E. Fund to Hold Online Auction

    The auction offers horseshoes worn by Afleet Alex and First Samurai, a VIP Three Chimneys tour, and autographed race photos. All proceeds help with the mission of racehorse retirement and rescue.

  • Legends: The Woman Who Saved Meadow Stable

    Her insistence to run the farm while her father's health failed instead of sell gave Meadow Stable the ride of a lifetime with Riva Ridge and his younger stablemate, Secretariat.

  • Marianna Haun

    Writer, Author Haun Dies at 70

    Turf writer and lifelong pedigree enthusiast Marianna Haun, who developed a theory connecting Thoroughbred heart size to the X chromosome, died Feb. 12 after a lengthy illness.

  • American Pharoah

    POLL: Rank the Triple Crown Winners

    Who had the most impressive performances? Who prevailed over the toughest fields? Look for the results in the upcoming special Year-in-Review Dec. 26/Jan. 2 double issue of Blood-Horse.

  • American Pharoah can add to his legacy with a victory in the Breeders' Cup Classic.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    American Pharoah Can Add to Legacy in Classic

    When it's all said and done, American Pharoah will be known as a Triple Crown winner -- those three words say it all -- but make no mistake, a victory in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) would add to that legacy.

  • Ben's Cat wins include the Mister Diz Stakes 6 times.

    Pedigree Analysis: Ben's Cat

    Sired by half brothers and out of full sisters, Ah Day and Ben's Cat share three of their four grandparents, and the differences between them may have a lot to do with that quarter they don't share.

  • Slumber is one of the 14 pre-entries for the Arlington Million.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    14 Pre-Entered for Arlington Million

    There are 33 horses pre-entered for Arlington International Racecourse's trio of grade I events for the International Racing Festival Aug. 15, including 14 for the marquee event, the Arlington Million (gr. IT).

  • Affirmed winning the 1978 Jim Dandy Stakes.

    First Start Back After a Triple Crown

    If American Pharoah's connections stick to the current plan of returning to the races Aug. 1 or 2, it would be a similarly timed schedule to the most recent Triple Crown winner, Affirmed in 1978.

  • American Pharoah

    Triple Crown Winners

    Relive the exciting campaigns of all the Triple Crown champions with photos, retrospectives, and on-site accounts of their Belmont Stakes (gr. I) victories from the pages of The Blood-Horse.

  • Secretariat's Birthplace Named 'Historic'

    The birthplace of 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat, located in The Meadow Event Park in Caroline County, was named to the National Register of Historic Places by the National Park Service.

  • Why I Want a Triple Crown Winner

    The longer we go without a Triple Crown winner, the more embedded I become in a dubious fraternity; one whose membership requires only a single qualification â€" you have to be old.