Helen Bates "Penny" Chenery Tweedy was an American sportswoman who bred and owned 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. 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.
|Born:||Helen Bates Chenery, January 27, 1922, New Rochelle, New York, United States|
|Died:||September 16, 2017, Boulder, Colorado|
|Education:||Smith College (BA), Columbia University|
|Occupation:||Racehorse owner, Breeder|
|Known for:||Secretariat, Riva Ridge|
|Board member of:||Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association|
|Spouse(s):||Lennart Ringquist (divorced)|
|Relatives:||Hollis B. Chenery (brother), Margaret Emily Chenery Carmichael (sister)|
|Honors:||The Arlington Park Penny Chenery Distinguished Woman in Racing Award, Eclipse Award of Merit (2006), Smith College Medal (2009)|
|IMDb:||Penny Chenery's IMDb|
About Penny Chenery
Horse breeder and jockey who owned the legendary 1973 Triple Crown champion race horse Secretariat.
She volunteered with the Red Cross in France during WWII.
She also bred the Eclipse Award-winning horse Saratoga Dew.
She had four children, Sarah, Christopher, Kate and John, from two marriages that ended in divorce.
Jockey Ron Turcotte rode her horse Secretariat to Triple Crown glory.
Information related to Penny Chenery
- http://www.secretariat.com/spotlight/penny-chenery/ Secretariat.com - Penny Chenery
- http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/videos/watch-video/E23764FD-1B4F-40C4-8AC0-4A103A4E6958 Video interview with Penny Chenery about Secretariat
- http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/videos/watch-video/AFD694B6-5800-48E9-8782-5B6F9460A9E1 Video interview with Penny Chenery's Children about Secretariat
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iE8y6amJkbQ Penny Chenery, owner of Triple Crown winner Secretariat, dies at 95
- https://equineinfoexchange.com/index.php/horse-racing/584-penny-chenery-mentor-leader-supernatural-horsewoman-klingon-warrior Penny Chenery: Mentor, Leader, Supernatural Horsewoman, Klingon Warrior by Marion Altieri 2017