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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’s 1973 Preakness Garland Returns To Auction

The green flower garland draped over Secretariat in the winner’s circle after capturing the 1973 Preakness Stakes will be auctioned by Robert Edward Auctions. Bidding runs from July 26-August 18. Interested bidders may participate in the auction online. This garland, which was originally covered with hundreds of black-eyed Susan flowers, originates directly from Secretariat’s owner, Mrs. Penny Chenery. […]

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Secretariat Heritage Center Launched To Enhance Meadow Event Park Tourism

The Secretariat Heritage Center, a new 501c3 organization, has been formed to celebrate the legacy of Secretariat and Meadow Stable at The Meadow Event Park. The non-profit has plans to elevate the current Secretariat tour program and its existing historic assets to a national heritage tourism destination and educational center. Secretariat, acclaimed as the greatest […]

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Winx Voted Winner Of 2018 Secretariat Vox Populi Award

Horse racing’s fans have spoken, and Winx, Australia’s queen of racing, has been voted the winner of the 2018 Secretariat Vox Populi Award in the year-end online poll. Created by Secretariat’s owner Penny Chenery, the award annually recognizes the horse whose popularity and racing excellence best resounded with the general public and gained recognition for […]

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New Exhibit Honoring Penny Chenery To Open At The Meadow, Secretariat’s Virginia Birthplace

She was revered as “The First Lady of Racing” and “The Mistress of The Meadow.”  Penny Chenery, who owned and raced legendary Triple Crown champion Secretariat, passed away last year on September 16 at the age of 95. To honor her legacy at The Meadow, birthplace of Secretariat, (now known as The Meadow Event Park), […]

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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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Racing Hall Of Fame Induction Focuses On Great Names Of Racing History

In a year with only one modern entrant into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, much of the induction ceremony focused on some of the sport’s oldest and greatest names. At the program held Aug. 3 at the Fasig-Tipton Pavilion in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., racing’s most familiar historical names dominated the card […]

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National Museum Of Racing’s Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony To Be Live Streamed

The National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be live streamed on the home page of the Museum’s website Friday morning beginning at 10:30 a.m. The ceremony will be held at the Fasig-Tipton sales pavilion and is open to the public and free to attend. Seating is limited. Doors open at […]

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Kentucky Derby Museum Awarded $1 Million Grant For Renovation Project

The Kentucky Derby Museum is proud to announce The James Graham Brown Foundation has awarded the Museum a $1 million grant for its renovation and expansion project, which is currently underway. The generous grant from the Foundation marks the largest single contribution to date for the campaign to fund the $6.5 million dollar expansion. The […]

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