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Public Memorial Service For Penny Chenery To Be Held At Keeneland Oct. 9

The Tweedy family announced Sunday that a public celebration of Helen “Penny” Chenery’s life will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 9, at the Keeneland Sales Pavilion in Lexington, Ky., where friends of the late “First Lady of Thoroughbred Racing” will reminisce and honor her contributions to the sport. All are invited to […]

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Oscar Performance ‘Ready To Take On Older Horses’ In Joe Hirsch Turf Classic

Multiple Grade 1 winner Oscar Performance put in his final breeze before Saturday’s Grade 1, $500,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic, going five furlongs in 1:01.66 with dogs up on Belmont Park’s inner turf track Sunday morning. The Amerman Racing homebred has three wins in his three starts in his 3-year-old campaign, winning the Grade 3 Pennine Ridge and the Grade 1 […]

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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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Penny Chenery, La Gran Dama Del Hipismo Norteamericano, Fallece En Colorado A Los 95 Años

Helen “Penny” Chenery, propietaria del Triplecoronado de 1973 Secretariat, y quien de por sí se convirtió en una de las figuras más queridas dentro de la industria por su lucha a favor del purasangre y del rol de las mujeres en los negocios y los deportes, falleció a los 95 años el domingo 16 de […]

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Racing World Mourns Passing Of ‘First Lady Of Thoroughbred Racing’

Thrust into national prominence as the owner and breeder of Riva Ridge and Secretariat, Penny Chenery charmed the nation as an engaging and quick-witted owner who represented her equine champions with poise, dignity, and keen business sense. She grasped her role as the voice of the silent equine hero. As she put it, “The horse can’t […]

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Secretariat Owner Penny Chenery Dies After Complications From Stroke

Helen “Penny” Chenery, owner of 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat, who became a well-loved figure in her own right as a champion of Thoroughbreds and women in business and sports, died on Saturday, Sept.16, in her Colorado home following complications from a stroke. She was 95. Penny’s children announced her death through Leonard Lusky, her […]

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Secretariat Spotlight Tour Scheduled For Sept. 4 At National Museum Of Racing

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will present a special spotlight tour centered around the racing career and legacy of Hall of Fame member and Triple Crown winner Secretariat on Monday, Sept. 4, the final day of the Saratoga Race Course meeting. Coinciding with Saratoga’s Hopeful Stakes, which Secretariat won in stakes-record […]

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The Meadow Event Park And Chenery Family Announce Collaboration To Enhance Fan Experience At Birthplace Of Secretariat

  In Colonial days, Caroline County, Virginia was famed as the “cradle of American racing.” On March 30, 1970, it became the cradle of “America’s Super Horse,” the legendary Triple Crown champion Secretariat, who was born at Christopher Chenery’s Meadow Stable. Now known as The Meadow Event Park and the home of the State Fair […]

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Secretariat’s 1973 Belmont Stakes Blanket, Other Memorabilia To Be Offered At Exclusive Auction

Secretariat’s 31-length victory in the 1973 Belmont Stakes was one of the 20th century’s most lauded moments in sports: Two minutes and 24 seconds that are forever sealed in the American consciousness as Big Red captured the Triple Crown. After a performance for the ages, the newly crowned champion proudly donned the impressive blue Presentation […]

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