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The Horse World Said Goodbye To Secretariat’s Owner!

The 95-year-old owner of Secretariat, and advocate for horse racing and the Thoroughbred, Helen “Penny” Chenery, passed away on September 16, 2017. She has been the owner of the greatest horse of all times, and that’s how her name will be remembered. In 1967, Penny took over her fathers Meadow Stable, and she worked very hard to learn as much as she can including taking advices from more experienced farm managers, reading racing publications, etc. She was fighting to keep her father’s legacy alive, but the farm was losing lots of money.

The world is a little less brighter…we're heartbroken over the passing of the beloved, Penny Chenery. From Secretariat…

Posted by NYRA on Sunday, September 17, 2017

Things went better for Meadow Stable in 1971, thanks to a colt named Riva Ridge, who became the best young horse of the year. Later, another young horse from Meadow Stable accomplished the same success as Riva Ridge. It was Secretariat!

Penny Chenery, pioneer, dreamer, and beloved person. We will miss her, always.

Posted by Belmont Stakes on Monday, September 18, 2017

In 1973, Secretariat has proven to be one of the best racehorses ever seen. He gained a true celebrity status as he smashed the Triple Crown in record-setting style. Penny became Secretariat’s spokeswoman, and she became a leader despite the fact that the racing world is a boy’s club.

Deepest condolences to the family of Ms. Penny Chenery. A great lady and one of a kind. We thank you for your…

Posted by Old Friends on Sunday, September 17, 2017

Her role brought her into the limelight and alongside with Martha F.Gerry and Allaire du Pont, they were the first female members of The Jockey Club. Penny  also helped a lot in the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation. The horse world would not be the same without this amazing woman. She deserves to be honored and respected!

All of us at Claiborne Farm are saddened by the loss of Penny Chenery. Her determination, passion and love of horses…

Posted by Claiborne Farm on Sunday, September 17, 2017

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