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Diane Lane to Play the "First Lady" of Horse Racing

Diane Lane to Play the "First Lady" of Horse Racing

Move over Seabiscuit, it's Secretariat's time to shine on the big screen. The story of 1973 Triple Crown-winning racehorse Secretariat and his owner, Penny Chenery, is deemed "a real underdog story" and filmmakers have cast Diane Lane to play Chenery, the "first lady of racing" in a movie about the horse. Chenery is "a mother and housewife who knew little about horse racing when she took over her ailing father's farm in Virginia. Around the time that Secretariat established himself as a horse with serious potential, she was pressured to sell him and everything else after her father died and she was hit with a large inheritance tax."

I just adore Diane Lane. She brings elegance and charm to every role she takes on, and I suspect Secretariat will be no different. As a sidenote, did anyone else collect these Breyer horses (pictured above)? This one really is the Secretariat model.


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redchick152 redchick152 8 years
i love Diane and i love Secretariat's story!! my family is full of horse racing nut's, so i've always been around it. yay!
BreckGirl BreckGirl 8 years
What a great role for her to play! Definitely had the Secretariat Breyer model horse, was one of my favorites. Still have Secretariat, along with Sea Biscuit and many others in my mother's attic stored away!
pinkpeonygirl pinkpeonygirl 8 years
Diane Lane has class, is very beautiful and always brings such subtle vulnerability to her roles. I love her.
Jinx Jinx 8 years
I too adore Diane Lane. I can remember this horse, from when I was a kid. :oops: Didn't have any Breyer horses, but my Gramma had a whole cabinet of china ones. :)
J-Rabbit J-Rabbit 8 years
Diane Lane sounds perfect for this role. And, yes, I had a few of those plastic horses when I was younger. Don't know if they were Breyer, though.
Diane Lane and Her Daughter at Tribeca Film Festival 2017
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