RIP Penny Chenery

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BaroqueAgain1
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Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:27 pm

TVG just relayed the sad news that Penny Chenery passed away yesterday at 95.
https://www.paulickreport.com/news/peop ... ns-stroke/

Thank you for all you did for racing and, especially, the women who wanted to participate in the sport.
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Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:37 pm

just heard this too. End of an era. My condolences to her friends and family. :cry:
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Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:40 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:TVG just relayed the sad news that Penny Chenery passed away yesterday at 95.
https://www.paulickreport.com/news/peop ... ns-stroke/

Thank you for all you did for racing and, especially, the women who wanted to participate in the sport.
Very sad to hear that she had passed away.
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Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:06 pm

Sad news indeed, but what a wonderful and productive life. She was a determined soul, and that toughness paid off in abundance. Condolences to her family and friends.

RIP Penny Chenery. You and that red horse of yours will never be forgotten...

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Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:49 pm

Just saw this on Facebook!

Rest in peace, to a truly great lady.
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Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:24 pm

Saddened to learn of her passing.

Like John Nerud, it just kind of felt like she would be around forever.

What tremendous contributions she made to the sport, and to the future of its women in general.
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Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:02 pm

A truly great woman, for sure. Among her many charitable works, Penny Chenery started the laminitis endowment with the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, Inc. Although Secretariat died too young of this terrible disease, horses are increasingly being saved and go on to productive lives after surviving laminitis. The research Penny Chenery sponsored in the name of her legendary champion will continue to benefit horses and everyone connected with them. The sport needs more people like her.

Rest in peace, ma'am. You did good. And now I like to imagine you, your dad and the magnificent horses he bred are enjoying heavenly meadows.
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Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:10 pm

What a legacy she leaves, but very sad to hear this. She was truly a remarkable lady. RIP Penny Chenery, you did well.
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Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:24 pm

My heart breaks hearing this. But she lived a long successful life and made one of the largest impacts on this sport and a huge impact for women. Rip. Her legacy has long been cemented.
BaroqueAgain1
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Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:51 am

My Yahoo News page has this not far from the top the page:
https://www.yahoo.com/sports/penny-chen ... --rah.html
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bare it all
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Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:43 am

Very sad to lose her but what a wonderful life she lived.

I suppose the title of grand dame of racing is now Mrs MaryLou. I believe she's a 1925 model, herself.
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Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:56 am

Sparrow Castle wrote:What a legacy she leaves, but very sad to hear this. She was truly a remarkable lady. RIP Penny Chenery, you did well.
She did indeed. RIP Penny Chenery.
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Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:43 pm

In 2013, she "confessed" to some truly awful things about the stable's treatment of Secretariat around the time of the Whitney loss. They basically were scandalous condemnations of Lucien and herself.

I put the word "confessed" in quotes deliberately because I never believed them to be true.

As a person who took care of his own mom for 7 years during her decline until she passed away at 94, I understand the thoughts of beautiful but aging people like Penny. They become very self-sacrificing to the point of making things up. I never believed what she said in her interview, and that is not a knock. She loved her horse and tried to protect his reputation, simple as that.
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Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:19 pm

clocker wrote:In 2013, she "confessed" to some truly awful things about the stable's treatment of Secretariat around the time of the Whitney loss. They basically were scandalous condemnations of Lucien and herself.

I put the word "confessed" in quotes deliberately because I never believed them to be true.

As a person who took care of his own mom for 7 years during her decline until she passed away at 94, I understand the thoughts of beautiful but aging people like Penny. They become very self-sacrificing to the point of making things up. I never believed what she said in her interview, and that is not a knock. She loved her horse and tried to protect his reputation, simple as that.
Is the interview still available?
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Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:28 pm

Sean Clancy's Penny Chenery memory:

My Summer Rental with Penny Chenery

Only in Saratoga! :)
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Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:11 pm

TouchOfGrey wrote:Sean Clancy's Penny Chenery memory:

My Summer Rental with Penny Chenery

Only in Saratoga! :)

What a great story --Penny chenery, always classy
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