Secretariat Birthday Celebration at the Meadow – April 1-3
Make plans now to join Secretariat.com and members of the Meadow Stable team Penny Chenery for Big Red’s Birthday Celebration – part of the weekend festivities of the Virginia Horse Festival April 1-3. Numerous equine-related activities will take place where the legend began at the Meadow Event Park in Doswell, Virginia. Birthplace of the 1973 Triple Crown champion, the Meadow was recently listed on the Virginia Historic Landmark Register and the National Register of Historic Places and will host a variety of festivities and entertainment, including VIP reception, autograph signings, farm tours, and much more. You won’t want to miss this annual spring destination for Secretariat fans and horse lovers. Click Here for More Information.
Meet Secretariat’s great-great granddaughter Groundshaker
As part of the Secretariat Birthday Celebration, come meet Groundshaker, the last horse bred and raced in the fabled Meadow Stable colors by Penny Chenery. While this strapping third generation granddaughter of Big Red wasn’t able to emulate Secretariat’s success on the racetrack, the aptly named 17-hand bay mare has inherited much of his imposing physical stature and regal disposition. An exclusive Paddock Party and reception will take place at the Meadow mansion to welcome Groundshaker’s symbolic return to her historic roots. Come join in the fun as we share in the Virginia debut of the Meadow’s newest member of its royal family! Click Here for More information.
Meadow Memorabilia Road Show
A diverse and interesting array of rare and historical Meadow Memorabilia will be part of this year’s Secretariat Birthday Celebration. Artifacts relating to Secretariat as well as other former Meadow champions including Riva Ridge, Cicada, Hill Prince, and more will be on display. Or if you have something Meadow-related in your own collection, we would love to see it. Stop by the Secretariat.com booth and we can hopefully tell you more about it and provide a valuation. Don’t miss this opportunity to show and tell us about that special Meadow keepsake. Click Here for More Birthday Celebration Information.
“Confessions of Secretariat’s Slower Brother” by John Tweedy
We are proud to post the newest installment to our Writer’s Forum section from John Tweedy, Penny Chenery’s multi-talented son who shares a fascinating glimpse of growing up with Secretariat as part of the family. This engaging and witty narrative provides his insider’s view and reflections which led to the development of the documentary film Penny & Red: The Life of Secretariat’s Owner, which John produced and directed. Click Here to Read.
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