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Barn Buddies: ‘Little Big Red’ In Secretariat’s Meadow

As Leeanne Ladin looked at the calendar, planning ahead for the upcoming Virginia Horse Festival at the Meadow Event Park, she realized she had a problem. Ladin is Secretariat tourism manager at the park, which sits on the site of Penny Chenery’s Meadow Farm. As she brainstormed ways to get festival attendees to interact with […]

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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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Three Chimneys Presents Good News Friday: Walking in Secretariat’s Hoofprints

Just off Interstate 95 in central Virginia is a place that any Thoroughbred fan considers hallowed ground. The Meadow, the farm where Secretariat was born and raised, has been in the news several times in recent decades, and the news hasn’t been very good—it’s been bought, and put up for auction, and up for sale […]

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