Secretariat Winning Giveaway

College Girls grandmother on her Poppa's side loved watching the adventure of Secretariat. She would be on the edge of her seat watching this horse race ahead of all the others. I use to be amazed to see such a tiny lil lady get so excited with each win. Grace clipped out stories from the papers and magazines that told of how this lil known horse was changing racing history.  I wish she was here now to see the movie from Disney that opens on October 8th nationwide.  You can see the movie trailer here.




Based on the remarkable true story, “Secretariat” chronicles the spectacular journey of the 1973 Triple Crown winner. Housewife and mother Penny Chenery (Diane Lane) agrees to take over her ailing father’s Virginia-based Meadow Stables, despite her lack of horse-racing knowledge. Against all odds, Chenery—with the help of veteran trainer Lucien Laurin (John Malkovich)—manages to navigate the male-dominated business, ultimately fostering the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years and what may be the greatest racehorse of all time.

Some lil facts:
  • In 1973, Secretariat became the first U.S. Triple Crown champion in 25 years, setting race records that still stand today in the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont Stakes.
  • Penny Chenery, now 87, is an integral resource in the making of the film.  She also appears as an extra in one of the film’s scenes.
  • In 1973, Secretariat graced the covers of three magazines the same week; Time, Newsweek and Sports Illustrated.
  • Director Randall Wallace, whose directorial credits include “We Were Soldiers,” is the Oscar®- and Golden Globe®-nominated screenwriter of “Braveheart.
  • In 1999, the U.S. Postal Service unveiled a 33-cent postage stamp with Secretariat’s image.
We are lucky to have a wonderful 4 pack prize package for one of my lucky winners from Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.  You can enter a number of ways. But the first one is to leave me a comment and tell me what you know of Secretariat. We have 4 more ways by following on facebook and twitter the Secretariat and Disney sites. I have those listed below. Another for following me anywhere....here,  facebook, twitter...leave a comment for each place you follow me at.  Make sure your email is with your profile or on the comment.  I will have a winner listed on the movie opening date of October 8th, 2010.

ITEMS FOR GIVEAWAY:
Men’s T-Shirt
Women’s T-Shirt
Youth T-Shirt
Hat


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13 comments:

  1. Hands down my favorite horse, and I believe is still the only horse to win athlete of the year from Sports Illustrated.

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  2. I'm amazed at the owner! She's courageous!

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  3. Hey Kiddo! YOU ARE SO SWEET!!! Thank you for that comment. I am a long way from being a preacher, but I do love to spread God's beautiful Word, and I love to talk, so I guess that makes a good combination, huh? It's funny because before I got serious about my relationship with God, my sister would call me and start "preaching" to me, and I would get frustrated because it seemed like that's all she ever talked about. NOW I SEE WHY, and I'm just like she was! Anyway, I pray that people I come in contact with will have had their hearts prepared by God to hear and receive what He has told me to say. You know me well enough to know that I am not an eloquent speaker, so whatever I say on His behalf is ALL HIM. God Bless You and Your Family, Love ya bunches!
    PJ

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  4. What cool giveaways!! I hope to win for my horse-crazy family. We are looking forward to watching the movie!

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  5. I bet my niece and nephew would like this one .....

    The only thing I did know was that Secretariat was a triple crown winner - was the first in a very long time and I believe one of the last 3 winners of the coveted crown.

    Don't forget to check out my giveaway at

    http://katsdailyinspiration.blogspot.com/2010/09/my-first-ever-giveaway.html

    Thanks for all you share.

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  6. Oh and I follow you here too.

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  7. I would love to win this! I never knew that about Grandma Grace. So good to learn more about her. :)

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  8. I only know about the main actress and that's that her birthday is on January 22.

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  9. The only thing I know about it is that it is a true story.

    livelovelaughwithleslieblog at gmail dot com

    www.livelovelaughwithleslie.com

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  10. I Like SECRETARIAT on Facebook.

    Leslie Malone

    livelovelaughwithleslieblog at gmail dot com

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  11. I Follow SECRETARIAT on Twitter.

    laughwithleslie

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  12. I Become a fan on Facebook.

    Leslie Malone

    livelovelaughwithleslieblog at gmail dot com

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  13. I follow disneypictures on twitter.

    laughwithleslie

    livelovelaughwithleslieblog at gmail dot com

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