Penny Chenery
American racehorse owner and breeder
Penny Chenery
Helen Bates "Penny" Chenery Tweedy is an American sportswoman who bred and raced Secretariat, the 1973 winner of the Triple Crown. The youngest of three children, she graduated from The Madeira School in 1939 and earned a Bachelor of Arts from Smith College, then studied at the Columbia Business School, where she met her future husband, John Tweedy, Sr. , a Columbia Law School student.
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5 Bourbon Brands That Saved the U.S. Whiskey Business
Huffington Post - 6 months
In celebration of #BourbonRebirth, I've named the 15 most-important brands (not distilleries) for bringing bourbon back. My criteria for creating this list was who made the biggest impact through sales, quality, marketing, innovation and trendsetting since 1980, a year this beloved spirit was left for dead. Fellow bourbon author Michael R. Veach consulted on this list, but the rankings are my own. These are the top five. Learn who was 15-11 and 10-6. This post originally appeared on FredMinnick.com. 5. Jim Beam The Jim Beam brand fought bourbon's fight when other brand executives had forsaken the spirit for vodka and gin investments. They pumped money into advertising, decanters and unique retail partnerships, such as with military bases, when many others couldn't figure out how to make bourbon work. No brand has done more for bourbon since Prohibition than Jim Beam. But since this list represents the works since 1980, it's No. 5. In 1982, according to the Louisville Courier Jou ...
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Kentucky Derby an irresistable attraction for some NE Ohio horsemen and fans
Cleveland - almost 5 years
The Kentucky Derby is a race for talented 3-year-old thoroughbred horses, but Northeast Ohioans know it's also about the pageantry and people of Louisville. View full sizeAP fileThe allure of Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in May brings thoroughbred fans and those who simply enjoy a party atmosphere to Louisville, Ky. "Everyone seems really thankful you came to their town to enjoy their event," says Shaker Heights resident Mark Corrado, who has been going to the race for over 20 years. Kentucky Derby 2012 Post time: Saturday, 6:24 p.m., Churchill Downs, Louisville, Ky. TV: WKYC Ch. 3 CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Kentucky Derby the celebration of a glorious test of 3-year-old thoroughbreds and is the biggest party in horse racing, but Northeast Ohioans who have become regulars at Churchill Downs know it's also about the pageantry and people of Louisville. "The Kentucky Derby a ...
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Recomandări TV vineri, 26 august - Libertatea
Google News - over 5 years
După ce tatăl ei se îmbolnăveşte, Penny Chenery (Diane Lane) trebuie să se ocupe de herghelia acestuia. Ajutată de antrenorul Lucien Laurin (John Malkovich), tânăra se impune rapid într-un sport dominat mai degrabă de bărbaţi
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Filmul EVZ: Secretariat - Evenimentul Zilei
Google News - over 5 years
Penny Chenery Tweedy (Diane Lane) este o casnică din Denver, care acceptă să preia de la bătrânul şi bolnavul ei tată grajdurile Meadow din Virginia, deşi nu are niciun fel de cunoştinţe despre creşterea cailor sau despre curse
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On Demand picks - Boston Globe
Google News - over 5 years
Penny Chenery (Diane Lane) decides to enter the predominately male world of professional horse racing in 1972. Her thoroughbred wins the Triple Crown. By nearly every standard, this is a small, conventional movie, but in its smallness it's exquisitely
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Movie Night - HorseRaceInsider.com
Google News - over 5 years
But, alas, when you're undoubtedly exhausted by this sort of subject, you need look no further than the great cameos by the great Bill Nack, seated next to the actor playing the young Bill Nack, in the movie “Secretariat” and Penny Chenery
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Legenda wyścigów - Rzeczpospolita
Google News - over 5 years
Fabułę – jak zapewniają producenci – zainspirowało życie, a konkretnie losy Penny Chenery, która na przełomie lat 60. i 70. zrobiła karierę w świecie wyścigów konnych opanowanym przez mężczyzn. Na ekranie wcieliła się w nią 46-letnia Diane Lane
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Chenery knew that Secretariat was special - Albany Times Union
Google News - over 5 years
"In those days it was very low key," Penny Chenery Tweedy, Secretariat's owner, said from her home in Boulder, Colorado. "No fans ... it was just like preaching to the choir, and, PS, we need a photo. I was very proud when Secretariat went into the
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Secretariat Liked His Home Theater - Home Entertainment magazine
Google News - over 5 years
If you watched the 2010 Disney flick “Secretariat,” you probably remember the thrilling moments where Penny Chenery's family would gather around the tiny TV to cheer on their beloved prize-winning stallion. Why didn't they just use the home theater
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The Virginia Derby returns - Virginia Gazette
Google News - over 5 years
Penny Chenery, who bred and raced Secretariat, will also be on hand for autograph sessions Saturday evening. She will be joined by author of “Secretariat's Meadow” Lee Ann Ladin, who will hold a book-signing. On Derby Day, Colonial Downs has several
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Secretariat - Un anno da ricordare - Cinema BlogLive.it
Google News - almost 6 years
La sorpresa però è davvero tanta quando si scopre che l'innovazione, è incarnata in una casalinga e madre di famiglia di nome Penny Chenery (Diane Lane). La signora è una donna speciale che non si fa mettere i piedi in testa da nessuno, non ha paura di
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I'm a (remodeling) survivor! - Seacoastonline.com
Google News - almost 6 years
Housewife and mother Penny Chenery (Diane Lane) agrees to take over her ailing father's Virginia-based Meadow Stables, and with the help of veteran trainer Lucien Laurin (John Malkovitch), she manages to field the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years
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Le uscite della settimana - Fastweb.it
Google News - almost 6 years
Diretto da Randall Wallace e interpretato da Diane Lane e John Malkovich il film (tratto da una vera storia) racconta l'ascesa verso la celebrità del cavallo purosangue Secretariat, ereditato insieme ad un ranch da Penny Chenery
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Un anno da ricordare - Best Movie
Google News - almost 6 years
Penny Chenery (Diane Lane) è la proprietaria di Secretariat, un cavallo di razza purosangue inglese. Nonostante una scarsa conoscenza del mondo dei cavalli, Penny riceve in eredità dal padre malato il ranch di Meadows Stables
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Penny Chenery
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2011
    Age 89
    In March 2011, Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia awarded Chenery an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree. Married in May 1949, the couple had four children.
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  • 2010
    Age 88
    Chenery was portrayed by actress Diane Lane in the 2010 motion picture Secretariat, released on October 8, 2010.
    More Details Hide Details Chenery herself appeared in a cameo role in the film as a spectator at the Belmont Stakes.
  • 2009
    Age 87
    In 2009, she was awarded the Smith College Medal for extraordinary professional achievement and outstanding service to her community.
    More Details Hide Details A long-time resident of Westchester County, New York, Chenery now lives near her children in Boulder, Colorado.
  • 2006
    Age 84
    In 2006, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association honored her with the Eclipse Award of Merit for a lifetime of outstanding achievement in thoroughbred racing.
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  • 2003
    Age 81
    In 2003 the Arlington Park track established the annual "Penny Chenery Distinguished Woman in Racing Award".
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  • 1992
    Age 70
    In addition to breeding Secretariat, Chenery bred Saratoga Dew, who became the first New York-bred horse to ever win an Eclipse Award when the filly was voted the 1992 American Champion Three-Year-Old Filly.
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  • 1983
    Age 61
    In 1983, she became the first woman elected as a member of The Jockey Club and has also served as a member of the judges' panel for the Dogwood Dominion Award.
    More Details Hide Details In addition, she helped found the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, an organization dedicated to saving Thoroughbred horses no longer able to compete on the racetrack from possible neglect, abuse and slaughter.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1976
    Age 54
    Also in 1976, she became a member of the Executive Committee of the American Horse Council, the horse industry trade association in Washington, DC.
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    From 1976 to 1984, Chenery served as president of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1971
    Age 49
    In May 1971, Chenery hired his father, Lucien Laurin, and in 1972 they guided the Meadow Farm's colt Riva Ridge to victory in the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes and the two-year-old Secretariat to 1972 American Horse of the Year honors.
    More Details Hide Details The following year, Secretariat captured the imagination of racing fans worldwide when he became the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years. Both horses were inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. Although Christopher Chenery was recorded as the official breeder of Secretariat, well-known racing columnist Bill Nack wrote in his book on the subject that it was Penny Chenery who made the decision to breed their mare Somethingroyal to Bold Ruler. The first mating in 1968 produced the filly The Bride. The second breeding, in 1969, resulted in Secretariat. In 1983, Chenery, Martha F. Gerry, and Allaire du Pont became the first women to be admitted as members of The Jockey Club.
  • 1969
    Age 47
    In 1969, she fired long-time trainer Casey Hayes.
    More Details Hide Details Chenery consulted with longtime family friend and business associate Bull Hancock of Claiborne Farm, and on his advice hired Roger Laurin to train and manage the Meadow Stable horses. Laurin helped to cut costs and return the operation to profitability before leaving to train for the powerful Phipps family stables.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1949
    Age 27
    While there, she met John Bayard Tweedy, whom she married in May 1949.
    More Details Hide Details For nineteen years, in Denver, Colorado, she lived the life of a suburban housewife and mother to four children: Sarah, Christopher, Kate, and John Jr. She enjoyed skiing in Vail, Colorado with her husband, riding her horse, and fund-raising for the Red Cross. Chenery's life changed when her father became disabled. He was admitted to New Rochelle Hospital in late February 1968 and remained there until his death in January 1973. Always profitable, the stable began losing money in the late 1960s, exacerbated by her father's illness. Chenery's siblings originally planned to sell the operation when their father could no longer run it. Chenery, however, wanted to try to fulfill her father's dream to win the Kentucky Derby. The housewife and mother of four children was elected president of the board of Meadow Stud, which ran the racing stable.
  • 1946
    Age 24
    When Chenery returned from Europe in 1946, her father encouraged her to advance her education by attending the Columbia Business School.
    More Details Hide Details To make this proposition more attractive, her father offered to pay his daughter's way, and give her an allowance as well, equal to the amount of the highest paying job she could get if she did not go to business school. Chenery decided to attend, and was one of twenty women attending that year among eight hundred men.
  • 1945
    Age 23
    At the urging of her father, Chenery volunteered to join the Red Cross and in 1945 traveled to France as a Doughnut Girl to help war-weary soldiers transition to ships home at the end of World War II.
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  • 1943
    Age 21
    After graduating in 1943, Chenery worked as an assistant for Gibbs and Cox, a company that designed war craft for the Normandy invasion; subsequent to the invasion, she quit her job.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1922
    Age 0
    Penny Chenery was born in New Rochelle, New York in 1922 and raised in Pelham Manor, New York.
    More Details Hide Details The youngest of three children, she was named Helen Bates Chenery after her mother. Her father Christopher Chenery, a Virginian who grew up poor, was a utilities financier who founded Southern Natural Gas Company, among other utilities. He also founded Meadow Stable, a thoroughbred racing operation and horse breeding business at The Meadow in Caroline County. Chenery had a love of horses from a young age, and learned to ride at age five. Believing her appreciation for horses was gleaned from her father, Chenery stated, "My father really loved horses. I think a parent often communicates his love to a child." She shared many of her father's interest and goals, including her education. She attended the Madeira School in McLean, Virginia, a highly competitive girls' high school with facilities for riding and housing horses brought to the school by a number of students. Following her graduation, she attended Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, and studied American history.
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