Lucien Laurin

Secretariat 50th Birthday Celebration On March 28 At The Meadow Event Park

On March 30, 1970, a legend was born.  A fiery red colt named Secretariat took his first breath in a foaling shed at Christopher Chenery’s Meadow Stable in Caroline County, VA. In 1973, he left the world breathless with his spectacular and incomparable Triple Crown. Those three track records remain unbroken, and his bloodlines still […]

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Secretariat Horseshoe Fetches Record $80,736 At Online Auction

In the days that followed Secretariat’s record-setting win in the 1973 Kentucky Derby, trainer Lucien Laurin presented to the Chenery family one of the very shoes that had carried Big Red to victory in his chase for the Triple Crown. An artifact that still boldly recounts an unforgettable Run for the Roses, Secretariat’s shoe has […]

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In Their Own Words: Turcotte’s Unforgettable Ride Aboard Secretariat

The New York Racing Association concludes a series of diaries to help celebrate the 150th Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets on Saturday at Belmont Park. “In Their Own Words” features prominent owners, trainers, jockeys and horsemen as they re-live some of the most stirring moments in the rich history of […]

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Charlie Davis, Exercise Rider For Secretariat, Battling Lung Cancer

The Secretariat Team announced today that Charlie Davis, the colorful and engaging exercise rider for 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat, has been diagnosed with Stage 3 lung cancer and will immediately begin chemotherapy and radiation treatments to combat it. “Charlie is in good spirits and ready to take on this challenge,” said Leonard Lusky, spokesman […]

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Looking Back: Turcotte Recalls Secretariat’s ‘Outstanding’ Turf Form

He won the Belmont Stakes by a preposterous 31 lengths and established a new world record time in the process. In the inaugural Marlboro Cup, he dispatched a field of the world’s best dirt stars, again setting a world record. Assemble the greatest horses to ever grace the historic main track at Belmont Park and […]

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Fact And Fiction: Reality And Embellishment In Favorite Racing Films

It isn’t hard to ruffle feathers among horseplayers and racing fans; they argue about which horse is most likely to win a race, which issues the industry should be most concerned to solve, and who should be Horse of the Year. Get them going on movies, though, and you may well discover even deeper rifts […]

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Giving Back: Special Auction Of Secretariat’s Preakness Garland To Benefit R.A.C.E. Fund

In a recent episode of the Smithsonian Channel’s Sports Detectives, investigators followed a trail leading to the long-lost 1A saddlecloth Secretariat wore in the 1973 Kentucky Derby. Fol-lowing this development in that 43-year-old mystery is news that the 1973 Preakness Stakes garland, an original artifact from the Secretariat archives, will be available for sale to […]

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Harder Than it Looks: Winning Back-to-Back Derbies No Easy Feat

As racing fans are sure to attest, having a horse win the Triple Crown is a rare event. After all, it has been 36 years since Affirmed edged Alydar to win the 1978 Belmont Stakes and earn the Crown. Another accomplishment that tends to be overlooked somewhat is how difficult it is for a trainer […]

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Barn Romance: Chenery Reveals Affair With Laurin in New Film

In a recently-released documentary film by John Tweedy, Penny Chenery reveals that during Secretariat’s 1973 Triple Crown campaign, she had an affair with Big Red trainer Lucien Laurin. Pennny & Red: The Life of Secretariat’s Owner premiered on Friday at Fasig-Tipton in Lexington, Ky. Chenery said she chose to speak candidly about the affair for […]

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