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Chenery Sports Illustrated, June 18, 1973 Belmont Stakes Issue

Chenery Sports Illustrated, June 18, 1973 Belmont Stakes Issue

<p>Addendum:&nbsp; The description from the printed catalog has been revised.</p><p><span style="background: white; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">The renowned and venerable publication </span><em><span>Sports Illustrated</span></em><span> is enjoyed by millions across the globe. In 1973, one loyal subscriber in particular was Secretariat's owner Penny Chenery, who was famously featured on its cover in the midst of the Meadow Stable colt's attempt to become the first Triple Crown winner in a quarter century. One week later, the magazine covered Secretariat's historic 31-length victory in the Belmont Stakes in its June 18, 1973 edition, and this amazing offering is for Ms. Chenery's own personal copy, complete with the original mailing label to the luminary figure known as the "First Lady of Racing."</span></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><span style="background: white; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">The magazine is addressed to Mr. and Mrs. John Tweedy, as Penny was known at the time, and contains the four-page account of the race by prominent <em><span>Sports Illustrated</span></em> journalist (and future president of the National Museum of Racing) Whitney Tower. The in-depth narrative begins with a breathtaking, double-page image of Secretariat with jockey Ron Turcotte aboard by the famed photographer Neil Leifer as the rider looks directly towards the finish line camera. The issue also contains a wonderful double-page article on jockey Ron Turcotte entitled "Out of the Woods and Into the Limelight" by Ernest Havemann. </span></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><span style="background: white; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">The 11" x 8.25" magazine features then heavyweight boxing champion George Foreman on the cover and has a corresponding feature about his upcoming first defense of the title. The issue also contains articles on the reigning Major League Baseball champions Oakland Athletics, professional golfer Bruce Crampton, and other sporting news from the period. </span></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><span style="background: white; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">The magazine has resided in the possession of the Chenery family within protected storage since its initial delivery and is specifically catalogued within the Secretariat/Meadow Stable Archives Registry. Adding to the illustrious provenance of this offering, the magazine comes with Penny Chenery's handwritten note on her own personal stationary stating "Earlier Memorabilia Sect., Belmont Win story --."</span></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p> <span style="background: white; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">A letter of authenticity from the Chenery/Tweedy &nbsp;family accompanies the offering. It is simply mind-boggling to think that Penny Chenery herself viewed this very magazine that documents one of racing's greatest performances, leafing through the pages that chronicle and celebrate her family's accomplishment, then contemplating her own monumental role in the momentous event. An offering like no other....</span></p>

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