Penny Chenery's 1973 Kentucky Derby program sells at auction

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The 1973 Kentucky Derby program that belonged to the owner of Triple Crown Winner Secretariat has been sold at an auction.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reported Wednesday that Penny Chenery's 1973 Kentucky Derby program and her personal 1973 Kentucky Oaks clubhouse box ticket stub sold for more than $11,000.

Lelands.com President Mike Heffner says the sale price of the program is absolutely stunning, and that they are thrilled to continue working with the Chenery-Tweedy family to bring these one-of-a-kind Secretariat-related offerings to the collecting public.

In 1973, Secretariat captured the imagination of racing fans worldwide when he became the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years, sweeping the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont. Chenery died last year at the age of 95.

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Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, http://www.kentucky.com