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Colonial Downs Recognizes Virginia’s ‘Native Son’ With Secretariat Turf Course

Colonial Downs Group announced today plans to name its turf course for 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat. A name synonymous with the sport of Thoroughbred racing, Secretariat was born at Meadow Stable in Doswell, Va., in 1970. He became a national hero in his historic 1973 Triple Crown campaign that set records in each of […]

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Penny And Secretariat: Dignity, Staying Power, Character And Charm

On the afternoon of May 15, 1972, Americans were glued to their television sets as another assassination attempt played out.  This time it was Alabama Gov. George Wallace, campaigning for the Democratic presidential nomination, who was the target not far from the race track in Laurel, Md. As Americans who had endured the tragic year […]

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National Museum Of Racing And Hall Of Fame Names Triple Crown Exhibit In Honor Of Penny Chenery

In recognition of her remarkable contributions to the sport of thoroughbred racing, the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame has named its Winners of the Triple Crown exhibit in honor of Penny Chenery, who died Sept. 16 in her Colorado home at the age of 95. “Penny Chenery was a remarkable person and […]

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Chenery Loans Collection Of Rare Secretariat Memorabilia To Meadow Event Park

The birthplace of Secretariat at Meadow Event Park in Virginia will now be a showcase for a collection of rare memorabilia from the early days of Meadow Stable. Penny Chenery, whose father Christopher T. Chenery founded the racing stable in 1936, recently sent several items to The Meadow from her family’s personal collection.  They are […]

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Secretariat’s Birthplace Named To National Register Of Historic Places

The birthplace of 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat, located in The Meadow Event Park in Caroline County, Va., has been named to the National Register of Historic Places by the National Park Service. Known as the Meadow Historic District, the designation includes the foaling shed where Racing Hall of Famer Secretariat was born on March […]

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Chenery, Turcotte Celebrate Big Red’s Birthday with Fans

Penny Chenery and Ron Turcotte joined over 1,000 fans March 30 to celebrate Secretariat’s 43th birthday in Virginia. Chenery, her daughter Kate Tweedy, and Turcotte were the guests of honor at The Meadow Event Park, which is now home to the State Fair of Virginia. The park is located on the site of the former […]

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