Penny Chenery Tribute Page

PENNY CHENERY PUBLIC MEMORIAL SERVICE PROGRAM is proud to present the entire video program for the Penny Chenery “Celebration of Life” Memorial Service held Oct. 9, 2017 at the Keeneland sales pavilion in Lexington, Kentucky.

Speakers include emcee Donna Barton, son John Tweedy, Sally Hill owner of Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew, broadcaster Kenny Rice, NBC producer Amy Zimmerman, Meadow Stable exercise rider Charlie Davis, Dell Hancock of Claiborne Farm, jockey Pat Day, and daughter Kate Tweedy; with eulogy contribution by author William Nack. Approximate running time 1 hour, 36 minutes.


For those of you unable to attend the Penny Chenery Memorial Service, we have a limited quantity of complimentary “Celebration of Life” programs featuring the original watercolor artwork by Ms. Chenery. Please send a self-addressed stamped 8.5″ x 5.5″ or larger envelope to, P.O. Box 4865, Louisville, KY 40206. 


The Secretariat Foundation created a special Penny Chenery Memorial Donation Fund on behalf of the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund, and the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation. These were charities closest to Penny’s heart, and the Secretariat Foundation is very grateful to her fans’ willingness to honor her legacy through their generous donations.




Included below is a selection of our favorite links and tributes to the “First Lady of Racing.”


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