Our website is the exclusive source for copies of “Secretariat’s Meadow” and “Riva Ridge”  personally signed by authors Kate Chenery Tweedy and Leeanne Meadows Ladin.

Secretariat’s Meadow – The Land, The Family, The Legend


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. We’ve had a great run these many years, but this sixth edition is our last. We plan to sell our last 200 copies during this year of celebrating the 50th anniversary of Secretariat’s Triple Crown.
It also includes an insert “Secretariat – The Tremendous Machine Rolls On,” which details how his descendants are carrying on his racing legacy. We will continue to devote our energies to preserving that legacy as well, especially through the effort to place the magnificent bronze “Secretariat Racing Into History” in Ashland, the early hometown of the Chenery family. We hope you enjoy “Secretariat’s Meadow” as much as we enjoyed writing it and meeting the fans of this legendary champion.

9×12 hardback, 168 pages

Book price including new insert: $50.00 plus $3.00 tax and $6.57 shipping TOTAL: $59.57
Signed copy price: $60.00 plus $3.60 tax and $6.57 shipping TOTAL: $70.17

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The Tremendous Machine Rolls On (insert)


This 24-page, 8×10 full color booklet recognizes the significant developments since the release of the first edition of Secretariat’s Meadow in 2010. Learn more about the filming of the Disney film Secretariat;  the new tourism program at The Meadow, Secretariat’s birthplace in Virginia; how Secretariat’s descendants continue to dominate the track; and how Penny Chenery, the beloved “First Lady of Racing,” keeps Secretariat’s legacy alive.

Price: $10.00

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Riva Ridge – Penny’s First Champion

This book “Riva Ridge – Penny’s First Champion” reaffirms his rightful place in racing history and in the hearts of his fans.

“Riva Ridge – Penny’s First Champion” by Kate Chenery Tweedy and Leeanne Meadows Ladin  is an 8 x10 soft cover pictorial history of 84 pages with many rarely seen color and black and white photos from Penny Chenery’s private collection. “The First Lady of Racing” also wrote the Foreword about her first champion. This updated edition celebrates the 50th anniversary of Riva’s Derby and Belmont wins of 1972.  VIVA RIVA!

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For a personalized inscription by the authors, please contact publisher Wayne Dementi at dementi@aol.com.

Secretariat’s Meadow is also available for bulk orders with special pricing.

Contact the publisher at dementi@aol.com for more details.

You can also download “Secretariat’s Meadow” as an E-Book.

For Amazon Kindle, click here.

For Barnes & Noble Nook, click here.