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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Penny Chenery, Owner of the Triple Crown Winner Secretariat, Dies at 95
NYTimes - 5 months
Ms. Chenery knew little about horse racing when she took over her father’s thoroughbred farm, but she became a major figure in the racing industry.
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5 Bourbon Brands That Saved the U.S. Whiskey Business
Huffington Post - over 1 year
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 Jo...
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Kentucky Derby an irresistable attraction for some NE Ohio horsemen and fans
Cleveland - almost 6 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 ...
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Recomandări TV vineri, 26 august - Libertatea
Google News - over 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 - over 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 - over 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 - over 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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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.
  • 2010
    Age 88
    Chenery was portrayed by actress Diane Lane in the 2010 motion picture Secretariat, released on October 8, 2010.
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  • 2009
    Age 87
    In 2009, she was awarded the Smith College Medal for extraordinary professional achievement and outstanding service to her community.
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  • 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.
  • 2003
    Age 81
    In 2003 the Arlington Park track established the annual "Penny Chenery Distinguished Woman in Racing Award".
  • 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.
  • 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.
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  • 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.
    From 1976 to 1984, Chenery served as president of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association.
  • 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.
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  • 1969
    Age 47
    In 1969, she fired long-time trainer Casey Hayes.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1949
    Age 27
    While there, she met John Bayard Tweedy, whom she married in May 1949.
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  • 1946
    Age 24
    When Chenery returned from Europe in 1946, her father encouraged her to advance her education by attending the Columbia Business School.
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1922
    Age 0
    Penny Chenery was born in New Rochelle, New York in 1922 and raised in Pelham Manor, New York.
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