The Meadow Event Park

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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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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Chenery’s Last Homebred To Attend Secretariat’s Birthday Celebration

Secretariat’s great-great granddaughter, Groundshaker, will be coming to her ancestral home as the star attraction of the annual Secretariat Birthday Celebration at The Meadow April 1-3.  The celebration is a major highlight of the Virginia Horse Festival, which attracts thousands of horse lovers from all over the Mid-Atlantic. Efforts are underway to eventually welcome the […]

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Secretariat’s Birthplace Added To Virginia Landmarks Register

The birthplace of 1973 Triple Crown champion Secretariat was named to the Virginia Landmarks Register by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources today. Known as the Meadow Historic District, the designation includes the foaling shed where Secretariat was born on March 30, 1970; his training barn, where he wore his first saddle and bridle; the […]

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Secretariat Birthday Celebration at The Meadow Set for March 27-29

The annual Secretariat Birthday Celebration at The Meadow Event Park in Caroline County will have extra horsepower this year. Fans can enjoy an even bigger celebration for “Big Red” at his birthplace as a major highlight of the new Virginia Horse Festival, March 27-29. The expanded schedule of birthday festivities will include: •    Celebrity appearances […]

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New OTTB Show to Be Held at Secretariat’s Birthplace

There’s a brand new Thoroughbred show coming to Virginia in the summer of 2014. The Thoroughbred Heritage Horse Show will feature three full days of competition for Thoroughbreds who are identifiable through The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program with hunter, jumper, dressage, side saddle, western and combined training opportunities, as well as model and leadline […]

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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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