“Secretariat’s Meadow – The Land, The Family and The Legend,” written by Kate Chenery Tweedy, daughter of Penny Chenery (Tweedy) and Leeanne Meadows Ladin, and published by Dementi Books, made its debut in 2010. To date, over 45,000 copies have been sold.

Our award-winning book tells not only Secretariat’s story, but the story of an enduring piece of land where an “empire built on broodmares” produced an immortal son. This pictorial history includes a foreword by Penny Chenery with over 200 exclusive photos from her private collection.

Last year, 2023, marked the 50th anniversary of Secretariat’s historic Triple Crown of 1973.  From the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness, the Belmont, Saratoga, Colonial Downs and even the Virginia’s Governor’s Mansion, fans gleefully celebrated this milestone occasion.  Once again, the media spotlight shone brightly on Big Red.  Once again, his descendants dominated racing’s major races. Today, Secretariat’s Triple Crown records live on, his fame lives on, and his legacy lives on!

For more info on Secretariat “happenings and history” see our Secretariat’s Meadow Facebook page.  To learn about the new  “Secretariat Racing Into History” statue in Ashland, VA by sculptor Jocelyn Russell, please see