Memorial Service for Penny Chenery

Penny Chenery Tribute page at Secretariat.com. And now, the original post: First, pardon me while I air out a related matter regarding Penny Chenery. When American Pharoah took the Triple Crown, NBC Sports flubbed coverage of a special moment in horse racing history. While Pharoah's trainer Bob Baffert hurried toward the winners circle, the most famous Triple Crown-winning horse ...

Horses in Heaven for Sam Shepard

The only video I could find of Sam Shepard with a horse is this scene from the movie "Ruffian," portraying her maiden race, in which Shepard plays her trainer Frank Whiteley. https://youtu.be/0TvugZaJpi0 Thoughts of Sam Shepard may be more of theater, space exploration, and passionate family drama -- less like a Norman Rockwell painting but more like ...

What does Secretariat mean to you?

Video of the Secretariat movie's director Randall Wallace talking about Mrs. Chenery's reaction upon seeing the film My husband works for ESPN/Disney, the studio producing and distributing this movie. In the interest of very full disclosure, I used to work there, too, but so long ago that Disney wasn't even in the picture. Regular readers ...

Twitter round-up returns

Just to make sure you don't miss out, here's a brief summary of some horse news that came over Twitter in the past month. If you're not familiar with Twitter, here's a refresher Messages can be only 140 character long Those @names are Twitter handle/addresses (mine is @RhondaLane) Messages are called Tweets News moves fast on Twitter ... which explains ...