Secretariat (film) The story of the horse that won the 1973 Triple Crown. Housewife and mother Penny Chenery 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—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. Directed by Randall Wallace. Stars Diane Lane (Penny Chenery), John Malkovich (Lucien Laurin), Dylan Walsh (Jack Tweedy), Scott Glenn (Chris Chenery), Dylan Baker (Hollis Chenery), Nelsan Ellis (Eddie Sweat), Otto Tholwarth (Ronnie Turcotte), Fred Thompson (Bull Hancock), A.J. Michalka (Kate Tweedy), Kevin Connolly (Bill Nack), Margo Martindale (Miss Ham), Eric Lange (Andy Beyer), James Cromwell (Ogden Phipps). 123 min. Filming took place in Louisiana and Kentucky; released on October 8, 2010. The Triple Crown consists of the three top horse races—the Preakness Stakes, the Kentucky Derby, and the Belmont Stakes. Filmed in CinemaScope.