Penny Chenery

American racehorse owner and breeder

Helen Bates "Penny" Chenery Tweedy (January 27, 1922 – September 16, 2017) was an American sportswoman. She was born in New Rochelle, New York. Chenery bred and raced Secretariat, the 1973 winner of the Triple Crown.[1] 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.[2]

In March 2011, Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia awarded Chenery an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree.

Chenery died on September 16, 2017 at her home in Boulder, Colorado from complications from a stroke at the age of 95.[3]

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