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Secretariat “Voice of the People” Award to Zenyatta, by Jane Heart

Personal Appearance, Saturday, February 5, 2011, Santa Anita Park, California

Mrs. Penny Chenery has established the Vox Populi award for the “voice of the fans to honor the horses they love”. The first award will be presented to the Zenyatta team this coming Saturday.

Mrs. Chenery will participate in a special poster signing to commemorate this historic occasion. Scheduled to join in the festivities are Zenyatta’s owners Ann and Jerry Moss, trainer John Shirreffs, and jockey Mike Smith. Kate Chenery Tweedy will also be in attendance signing copies of her newly released book “Secretariat’s Meadow.” Join Penny Chenery as she presents the inaugural Secretariat Vox Populi Award to the Zenyatta team on February 5th at Santa Anita Park.

I am delighted to be a part of this inaugural event as well as displaying my jewelry for Secretariat and Barbaro. Visit with me on Saturday and Sunday February 5 and 6 from 10:30 to 5:00 at the Champions! Santa Anita Gift Shop entrance. It will be a very special day indeed.

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Official Licensed Jewelry 1973 Triple Crown Winner Secretariat

Secretariat, America’s champion, fondly known as Big Red, became a hero and a symbol of hope during the early 1970s.  His legacy as the greatest racehorse of all time has endured to this day. From the cover of Time magazine to his very own United States postal stamp, Secretariat’s image has been an inspiration to those that have followed his career and continue to love him even now.

“I am honored to have the license to design jewelry for Secretariat. He followed his heart with his tremendous passion for running and has been an inspiration to me to continue to follow my own heart.”  The jubilation heard in the voice of Chic Anderson from CBS television during the 1973 Belmont Stakes said it all: “He is running like a tremendous machine!”

All Secretariat designs are made and hand finished in Arizona. The styles include a large and small pendant, charm, charm bracelet, brooch, and cuff links in silver and 14k gold. Each piece is stamped with the name Secretariat on the back and arrives in a gift box with a blue satin pouch and blue and white checkered commemorative card with the inscription:

“Keep the Big Red Flame Burning!”

Jane Heart LLC

P.O. Box 6399

Scottsdale, AZ  85261



Background Info on Diamonds in the Rough Horse Rescue

By Diane Walsh

I volunteer at a non-profit 501C horse rescue/rehab/retirement facility down here in St. Augustine, FL.  We are the only such organization in our region and are currently home to 13 horses at different levels of rehabilitation. We are also home to a very famous mare, Awaiting Justice, who is the great grand-daughter of the Triple Crown Winner, Secretariat!  Why is she so famous? As a filly, she was owned by Garrett Redmond of Kentucky, who legally sought the right to name her Sally Hemmings after Thomas Jefferson’s famous slave and reputed lover. Redmond made international headlines when he sued The Jockey Club for that right but lost the suit. Awaiting Justice went on to race at Churchill Downs, but was eventually sold by Mr. Redmond, sold again and then again until she ended up at a horse boarding facility in St. Augustine area. A boarder at the facility did not want to go to the trouble of shipping her (Awaiting Justice) back home, so the mare was sold to the students for about $1.00, left at the boarding facility.

Last year, Marie Matte, the founder of Diamonds in the Rough, received an urgent call from the mother of one of the students who had purchased the mare that she (the mare) was in an advanced state of starvation at the nearby boarding facility. Marie brought the mare back to the farm and provided her with the necessary medical attention, food, shelter and love she so richly deserved. Today, Serafina, as we’ve renamed her, is a happy, healthy and vibrant personality here at the farm. Another member of our farm is a descendant of War Admiral and Man o’ War! Celebrity lineage doesn’t get better than this in the world of horse rescue!

Diane Walsh

Advertising/Admin Assist

The Record

One News Place

St. Augustine, FL 32086


A Celebration of Walt Disney Pictures’ ‘Secretariat,’ Presented by the International Equestrian Festival and Horze

The party you don’t want to miss!

Sunday, October 3
1:30 p.m. – Triple Crown winning jockeys Ron Turcotte, Jean Cruguet and Steve Cauthen will share with festival goers reflections on their celebrated careers.

4-5 See Academy Award nominated actress Diane Lane!

** “A Celebration of Walt Disney Pictures’ ‘Secretariat,’ presented by the International Equestrian Festival and Horze” **
Sunday, October 3
Lexington Center, Ground Floor
Two lucky winners will receive two tickets each to the “Secretariat” special screening and reception at 6 p.m.
Stop by the International Equestrian Festival’s Hospitality Atrium. (Lexington Center, Ground Floor) between 1 p.m. 9 p.m. to enter to win.
Entries will be accepted in person until 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, October 3.
No purchase necessary to enter to win.
Hospitality Atrium does not require Festival admission ticket.

Festivities open to the general public include:

  • Pre-Red Carpet Walk of Fame by “Secretariat” film stars
  • Celebration party with appearance by the film’s stars
  • Movie clips, footage of Secretariat’s legendary races and chance to win “Secretariat” merchandise

Horse Capital Productions, LLC 2605 Fireside Circle Lexington, KY 40513-1467

Legendary Jockeys to Appear at the International Equestrian Festival

Ron Turcotte, Jean Cruguet, Steve Cauthen, Pat Day and Calvin Borel available for autographs

Lexington, KY (September 29, 2010) – The Pre-Vent Feeders International Equestrian Festival presented by HRTV today announced several special appearances planned to showcase Kentucky’s proud Thoroughbred heritage. Autograph sessions by legendary jockeys Ron Turcotte, Jean Cruguet, Steve Cauthen, Pat Day and Calvin Borel, and a special signing by Kate Tweedy of her book, “Secretariat’s Meadow,” take place at the Horze stage and display at the International Equestrian Festival, which runs now through October 10 at the downtown Lexington Convention Center.

Sunday, October 3
1:30 p.m. – Triple Crown winning jockeys Ron Turcotte, Jean Cruguet and Steve Cauthen will share with festival goers reflections on their celebrated careers.

2:00 – 4:30 p.m. – Ron Turcotte, Jean Cruguet and Steve Cauthen autograph session

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Tinners Way, Son of Secretariat, to Old Friends

Tinners Way at Old Friends, by Rick Capone

Crusader Sword Retired to Old Friends at Cabin Creek

GEORGETOWN, KY – SEPTEMBER 15, 2010 – Tinners Way, one of the most successful and only surviving sons of Triple Crown winner Secretariat, arrived yesterday at Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Farm in Georgetown, KY.

Meanwhile, Old Friends at Cabin Creek: The Bobby Frankel Division, which is based in Greenfield Center, NY, has welcomed multiple-graded stakes winner Crusader Sword.

Michael Blowen, Old Friends founder and president, made the announcement earlier today.

Tinners Way (Secretariat–Devon Diva, by The Minstrel) was bred by Juddmonte Farms from Secretariat’s final crop. Tinner began his career with a seven-furlong maiden win on British turf in 1992 and continued to campaign in France and England as well as in the U.S. in 1993

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