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Secretariat inspired and touched so many of us! He exhibited heart, courage, the will to win, and stood for all things good in our sport. Pure and noble, he remains a hero to new and old fans alike. We welcome you to leave your comments in this public guestbook so we can share your thoughts and memories with other visitors.

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Rick Rick wrote on January 29, 2018 at 10:15 am:
Remembering Derby Champion Barbaro who passed away 11 years ago today. May you always run wild and laminitis free. See you someday over the Rainbow Bridge.
Francine Baribeau Francine Baribeau wrote on December 29, 2017 at 4:39 pm:
Watch the movie at least 8 times and I'm moved every time. Oh I would've love to meet Secretariat... and all the people around him....

Well a visit to Claiborne Farm & Secretariat grave is on my bucket list
anthony enzukewich anthony enzukewich wrote on December 28, 2017 at 1:58 pm:
I was 14 years old when I witnessed big red winning the triple crown it was the greatest moment in my life seeing big red win he is still the greatest ever rest in peace champion!
Rick Rick wrote on December 18, 2017 at 1:27 pm:
Remembering Chic Anderson. He was born 86 years ago yesterday. His 'calls' during the 1973 Triple Crown races were nothing short of historic. His 'voice' took those magical races to a whole different level for me. We are all eternally grateful to you Chic.

RIP Mr. Anderson
Chris Chris wrote on December 16, 2017 at 9:15 am:
Rest in Peace Penny:(
Debra Paterra Debra Paterra wrote on December 14, 2017 at 3:48 am:
What a great time in history that I was able to see first hand. I was in junior high. Secretariat has been in my heart since then. I was lucky enough to have hair from his mane and I treasure it. I'm thinking Penny is happily brushing Secratariat in heaven.....hope to see you all someday...that would be MY heaven!!
Rosanne M Frieri Rosanne M Frieri wrote on December 12, 2017 at 3:33 pm:
I had the pleasure of meeting Penny at Saratoga a few years ago, when I heard she was making an appearance...that day I couldn't wait to get to Saratoga, as I stood in line waiting for my turn to meet Penny and have her sign a photo of Secretariat, I realize this was the greatest day of my life. Thank you Penny for sharing the world's greatest race horse....
Erick Erick wrote on December 4, 2017 at 7:42 pm:
Really, I didn´t know......

In a relaxed and lovely sunday (12/04/217), I had time to see the Secretariat´s history; at first sight, it looks like one of that kind of fair tales we use to sleep the kids.

But reviewing all information, it´s not a tale; it´s a real history about many values: courage, perseverance, fight against all odds...and real problems: lack of money,!, what else can I say?

A few yearse late, but congratulations to Mrs. Chenery. A real inspiration.
Lori Mendoza Lori Mendoza wrote on October 27, 2017 at 2:30 am:
The tribute to Penny Chenery was such a beautiful memorial. I drove 14 hours one way to be there and it was worth every mile. I also went to visit Claiborne Farm and Secretariat's grave while I was there for that one day. I drove down on Sunday and back home on Tuesday. Thank you to the family for graciously sharing their time with us that day and for sharing their story and Penny's story with us all.
Amy Speer Amy Speer wrote on October 9, 2017 at 11:23 am:
The Penny Chenery Memorial Service was such a beautiful tribute. Thank you for making it a live stream so we could all be a part of celebrating her life and the life of Secretariat. I could not hold back the tears. It was very touching. Thank you to the family for sharing her. God bless.
Robin Sewell Robin Sewell wrote on October 9, 2017 at 5:38 am:
95 years Strong. What an incredible lady. Such an honor to have known Penny and will remember her fondly. Rest in Peace Ms. Chenery and many prayers for your family.
You will be missed.
David K. Woodside David K. Woodside wrote on October 6, 2017 at 8:27 am:
Secretariat will always be a hero to many! Being described as all heart was such a fitting description of this true Champion.....
His success, and legacy continue to be a big part of my life, and I'm truly appreciative of that!!!

Sitting in front of my parents TV, and watching both the Preakness, and Belmont was really something to behold..., and the happiness that Penny showed, waving her arms/smiling...., turning to the crowd will be a lasting memory-

I have watched the Triple Crown races countless times, and still get chocked up with the sheer talent of this true athlete!

My love for Blue and White comes from you, Secretariat.., and I truly pray that you and your owner are now together again!!
Rose Stith Singleton Rose Stith Singleton wrote on October 5, 2017 at 11:53 am:
Many condolences to the Chenery family from a Virginian who knew nothing about horse racing until the beloved Virginian "Secretariat" did the impossible!
Rick Rick wrote on October 4, 2017 at 9:54 am:
Remembering the great multiple Champion Secretariat on the 28th anniversary of his passing on October 4, 1989. Hard for me to believe that so many years have passed by. I'm also thinking of the marvelous Connections, both those still with us (Ronnie Turcotte and Charlie Davis) and those who have departed (Penny Chenery - still difficult to believe, Lucien Laurin, Eddie Sweat, and Jim Gaffney). Equine and humans, this was a very special team at a unique moment in time. Thank you all for the wonderful memories.
Nick Paolucci Nick Paolucci wrote on October 3, 2017 at 7:58 am:
God bless you Penny. I find some solace in knowing that you are once again able to be with Big Red! You are and always have been the epitome of class. Rest in peace sweetheart.
Kelly Conard and Andrew Guastella Kelly Conard and Andrew Guastella wrote on October 2, 2017 at 9:06 pm:
Penny Chenery and Secretariat will live in our hearts forever. We have watched and watched the 1973 race countless times too. A very special, strong, and talented lady Penny was who was blessed with a "Super Beautiful and Special Horse Secretariat". She is now with her horses. Penny, Secretariat and Riva Ridge will unite and all ride free. Blessings and sympathy to the family
Larry Launstein Jr Larry Launstein Jr wrote on October 2, 2017 at 6:32 pm:
Job well done Penny. Now you and Secretariat belong to the ages. Your fight to enter a "man's world" and succeed with the greatest thoroughbred horse that ever lived is nothing short of inspiring. I will never forget that incredible, magical summer of 1973 when it all happened. I'm still in awe about Secretariat's jaw-dropping performance in the Belmont.
Gloria Stephens Gloria Stephens wrote on October 2, 2017 at 6:14 pm:
R.I.P. you will truly be missed. The movie Secretariat is an all time favorite of me and my family.Rest with Big Red.
Gloria Stephens Gloria Stephens wrote on October 2, 2017 at 6:14 pm:
R.I.P. you will truly be missed. The movie Secretariat is an all time favorite of me and my family.Rest with Big Red.
Lauren Tyson Lauren Tyson wrote on October 2, 2017 at 1:25 pm:
Ms. Penny Chenery and Secretariat will live on in the hearts of the world. I am very sad to hear of Ms. Chenery passing what a great lady, but I know she is racing on Secretariat's back with the wind in her hair. Two great friends back together for all eternity. To the family of Ms. Chenery my prayers are with you all at this sad time. Thank you Ms. Chenery and Secretariat for a once in a life time moment in time. You have been an inspiration to my niece, who for the last 7 years has worked with horses who are abused and brings them back to a life of happiness. She is just turned 14. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. God bless you and your family.


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