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On the 40th anniversary of Secretariat’s Triple Crown

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Penny Chenery Kept Secretariat's Wolf Tooth and it's now in a musuem
Photo courtesy of the International Museum of the Horse at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. Taken in 2010 by Rhonda Lane.

All you need to know about Penny Chenery, the owner and breeder of 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat.

No wonder Mrs. Chenery is beloved by many and considered an ambassador of horse racing.

The photo is of part of a display of Triple Crown winners in the International Museum of the Horse at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY.



LUCK can’t clear the bar set by WAR HORSE

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If you can’t see the video embedded above of Anjelica Huston talking to Rosie O’Donnell about LUCK, click here.

I wasn’t going to write about HBO’s LUCK again until after the first-season run ends on HBO.

I may still write more once it wraps up, so people who don’t have pay cable but use Netflix will have a better idea about the series. My original story approach was going to be “Is LUCK safe for horse lovers to watch?”

Then again, considering the latest news, I could be wasting my time.


What does Secretariat mean to you?

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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 of this blog know that I’d be writing about this movie anyway, all over it like Calvin Borel is the rail at Churchill, even without my family connections with the company.

Way back in the days of disco, I was fresh out of college and beating the streets of Lexington, KY, for a job, any job, related to my Mass Communications degree. That’s how I ended up applying for a job in advertising sales for a local radio station.

The sales manager, perhaps only a couple of years older than I was and very athletic-looking, led me back into his office. As I write about this, I remember him referring to his office as “a boys club.” That should have been a hint.

No matter. I needed the job. The economy even then was tough for inexperienced job-seekers.

When I saw his wall art, I worked to contain my excitement. Hanging over his desk was the newest limited edition photographic print from local equine photographer Tony Leonard, “Secretariat at the Belmont.” So, could this sales manager really be a kindred spirit?

Twitter round-up returns

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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 why I don’t whip up a blog post about each one. Some news could be about events happening Right Now, but for whatever the reason, I just can’t get up a blog post in time.