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Penny Chenery Net Worth

Penny Chenery Net Worth is
$10 Million

Penny Chenery Bio/Wiki 2017

Known as “The First Lady of Racing,” Penny Chenery has an estimated net worth of $10 million. Produced Helen Bates Chenery Tweedy on January 27, 1922 in New Rochelle, New York, she is an American sportswoman who bred and raced horses. She and her sibs possessed the infamous Secretariat, the winner of the U.S. Triple Crown in 1973. She attended the Madeira School in McLean, Virginia, a school that provides facilities for riding and placing horses brought in by their pupils. She graduated from Smith College with a diploma in American history.

Penny Chenery Net Worth $10 Million

After graduation in 1943, Chenery worked as an helper for Gibbs and Cox, a company that designed war craft for the Normandy invasion. She joined as a volunteer for Red Cross and traveled to France.

Chenery’s inspiration to join horse breeding and racing was her from father who was the holder of the Meadow Farm. When he died, she took within the farm and pursued her father’s fantasy to win the Kentucky Derby. After several changes in the trainers of their horses, the colt Riva Ridge won the Kentucky Derby as well as the Belmont Stakes. The two-year old Secretariat earned the 1972 American Horse of the Year honors. The two additionally got national attention when Secretariat became the very first Triple Crown winner in 25 years in 1973.

From 1976 to 1984, she served as the President of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association. In 2006, she received the Eclipse Award of Merit. The Arlington Park Penny Chenery Prominent Woman in Racing Award was created in her honour. A movie version of her narrative called Secretariat was released in 2010.

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NamePenny Chenery
Net Worth$10 million
Date Of BirthJanuary 27, 1922
EducationMadeira School, Columbia Business School, Smith College
SpouseJohn Bayard Tweedy, Sr.
ChildrenKate Chenery Tweedy, John Tweedy, Jr.
ParentsChristopher Chenery, Helen Bates
SiblingsHollis B. Chenery, Margaret Carmichael

Interesting Facts

1Known as the "First Lady of Racing", she and her siblings owned the legendary Secretariat, winner of the U.S. Triple Crown in 1973.
2Winner of the 2005 Eclipse Award of Merit, for lifetime achievement in Thoroughbred racing.




Secretariat2010Preakness Spectator (uncredited)


Penny & Red: The Life of Secretariat's Owner2013Documentary executive producer




Science Times2001TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode


60 Minutes Sports2013TV Series documentaryHerself - Secretariat's Owner (segment "Secretariat")
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2004TV Series documentaryHerself
ESPN SportsCentury2000TV Series documentaryHerself

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