Nov 26, 2017
Every Kentucky Derby begins with the hope for a Triple Crown winner, of which there have only been 12. The greatest of these may very well have been Secretariat. I am a romantic about the sport, and have great affection for the horses involved. Behind Secretariat’s immense heart is a resilient lady who refused to give up on her dream. Penny Chenery fought family and foe alike to win her race, and ensure her horse could run his. The legend continues to be immortalized with the film “Secretariat”.
In 1990, I first saw Donna Mogavero perform at the Continent in Columbus on a muggy August night. I have seen her play many times since, and loosely worked with her during my years as a live television director. Donna is a savvy artist with unique experience and writing ability. Her music comes from the heart as she bravely opens up to her audience. We have never really sat and talked, until now. Her soulful love of animals, particularly horses, is reflected by her film choice. She also tapped into my passion for horse racing with the movie that moved her, “Secretariat”.