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Writer’s Forum is proud to present the Writer’s Forum section. Writer’s Forum consists of periodic articles from some of America’s foremost racing writers covering a diverse range variety of topics relating to Secretariat. Our newest installment of the Writer’s Forum features an intimate narrative by Penny Chenery’s son John Tweedy describing life with Secretariat as part of the family.


By John Tweedy

“My mother owned Secretariat.” Ever since the summer before my Third Form year at St. Paul’s, my life story has featured that sentence, a flashing non-sequitur in an otherwise pedestrian paragraph. As a racehorse, an athlete – a sheer force of nature – Secretariat would have upended the lives of any humans who might claim to “own” him. He certainly upended ours….

…. Continue Reading “Confessions of Secretariat’s Slower Brother”

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