Penny Chenery: The Queen of the Sport of Kings

Secretariat became a national celebrity when he won the Triple Crown in 1973.

The horse racing superstar captured the Kentucky Derby and then rolled in the Preakness Stakes before turning in a dazzling performance in the Belmont Stakes, winning by an astounding 31 lengths.

The colt known as “Big Red” became the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years – setting records in all three legs – and ran himself onto the cover of Sports Illustrated, Time and Newsweek magazines.

Triple Crown Triumph: Skill or Chance?

Is horse racing a game of skill or a game of chance? Maybe it’s both. To reach the greatest heights in racing, you not only need great skill, but also a bevy of factors to properly align.

In 2015, American Pharoah proved himself early, overcoming troubled starts and bad weather, while taking down the competition time and time again. After his win in the Kentucky Derby (gr. 1), it was clear this was a special horse that could make his own luck.

Q&A with Jonathon Kinchen: Horseplayer Eligible for $2 Million Bonus

Kinchen2As the winner of the National Handicapping Championship Tour, Jonathon Kinchen is now eligible for a $2 million bonus if he also wins the NHC finale, which carries an $800,000 first-place prize.

He will have the maximum two of more than 600 entries for the Jan. 28-30 championship held in Las Vegas at Treasure Island Casino.

Trackside Jennie Rees caught up with the horseplayer in this Q&A.

Unleashing Brilliance: American Pharoah and the Triple Crown

History was made this June with a stunning and unlikely feat. After a thirty-seven year interlude, one horse, American Pharoah, won each of the three major races that make up the Triple Crown: the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes.

Since the first Triple Crown winner in 1919, Sir Barton, only 12 horses have been awarded the prestigious honor, making this triumphant victory so gallant and thrilling to those who follow horse racing, as well as to those who became intrigued with the magnificence of this standout horse.