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Secretariat in 1973 became the first U.S. Triple Crown champion in 25 years, setting new race records in two of the three events in the Series—the Kentucky Derby (1:592⁄5), and the Belmont Stakes (2:24)—records that still stand today

Penny Chenery is the owner of Triple Crown winner Secretariat, arguably the most famous horse in the 20th century. Helen “Penny” Chenery is responsible for making the right decisions to lead to his storied success. A graduate of Columbia Business School, Chenery combined her business savvy with her passion for thoroughbreds. Her love for horses came from her father who founded Meadow Stable, a thoroughbred racing and horse breeding facility. Upon her father’s death, she wanted to fulfill his dream of breeding a horse to win the Kentucky Derby, and she took over the management of Meadow Stable. She hired Lucien Laurin to train and guide the horses, and in 1972 their colt Riva Ridge won the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes. The next year, the duo made history with Secretariat. The three-year old thoroughbred captured the heart of Americans by winning the Triple Crown in 1973 – the first horse to do so in twenty-five years. A trailblazer throughout her career, Penny Chenery was the first woman elected as a member of The Jockey Club in 1983. She also was honored in 2003 when the Arlington Park track established the annual “Peggy Chenery Distinguished Woman in Racing Award” inspiring women to achieve greatness in the sport.

Sports

1969-1970 NBA Playoff Highlights
Satchel Paige
Satchel Paige Satchel Paige is often referred to as the “Babe Ruth” of the Negro League. He played for over 20 years on several teams in the Negro League and was widely considered to be the league’s greatest ever pitcher. In 1948, Paige became Major League Baseball’s oldest ever rookie when he signed a contract with the Cleveland Indians. At 42 years of age, he went 6-1 for the Indians and helped led the Tribe to a World Series victory. Satchel Paige continued pitching for several more seasons in the majors, including making All Star Game appearances in 1952 and 1953 as a St. Louis Brown, at the ages of 46 and 47. He even made a brief cameo appearance at age 59 for the Kansas City Athletics in 1965. Satchel Paige was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1971, the first ever inductee from the Negro League.
Bernie Carbo hits one of the greatest home runs ever in baseball, Game 6, 1975 World Series
Mickey Mantle funeral eulogy by Bob Costas
Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus: fierce rivals and close pals
The Ultimate Team Mascot | The San Diego Chicken | this is his last performance at Qualcomm stadium for the Padres

Table for two - Jim!

Jim Craig

Jim Kelly - USFL

Jim Ryun

Jim McMahon

Jim McKay

Jim Craig

Jim Kelly - USFL

Jim Ryun

Jim McMahon

Jim McKay

Game of the Day
1970-71 NBA season - Knicks vs. Bucks - Willis Reed vs Alcindor and Oscar Robertson

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