“Secretariat” Giveaway

By Shannon Gosney
In Giveaways
September 13, 2010

On October 8th, Walt Disney Pictures will be releasing “Secretariat” in theaters!  It looks like a really good movie and I am really looking forward to seeing it in the theaters!  Plus, I’ve heard really good things about it from some of my blogger friends who were able to get a sneak peek at the new movie.


Against all odds, housewife and mother Penny Chenery (Diane Lane)—with the help of veteran trainer Lucien Laurin (John Malkovich)—navigates the male-dominated horseracing business, ultimately taking Secretariat on a spectacular journey to become the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years and perhaps the greatest racehorse of all time.

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.
Fun 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. 
Genre:  Drama
Rating:  PG
U.S. Release Date:  October 8, 2010
Cast:  Diane Lane, John Malkovich, Dylan Walsh, James Cromwell, Kevin Connolly, Nelsan Ellis, Dylan Baker, Margo Martindale, Otto Thorwarth, Fred Thompson, AJ Michalka and Scott Glenn
Director:  Randall Wallace
Producers:  Mark Ciardi & Gordon Gray
Executive Producers:  William Johnson, Mike Rich
Written by:  Mike Rich (writing credit not final)
Suggested by the book:  “Secretariat: The Making of a Champion” by William Nack
“SECRETARIAT” trailer:


1 lucky reader on The Mommy-Files will win a “Secretariat” prize pack including the following items:

Men’s T-Shirt
Women’s T-Shirt
Youth T-Shirt


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– Contest will close at 11:59 p.m. PST on Friday, October 8th, 2010! Any entries after this time will be deleted!
– Contest open to U.S. residents only.

I received no compensation for this post.  Prizes are provided by Walt Disney Pictures.  All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

115 Responses to ““Secretariat” Giveaway”

  1. sandy says:

    think it looks good and hope it is as exciting as the previews

  2. Laura says:

    Very excited for this after seeing a bit about it. My girls are horse lovers.

  3. Noreen says:

    makes me want to watch it!

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  6. Lori Z. says:

    It’s definitely one of those movies that will make me cry.

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  9. Kristi C says:

    My family has enjoyed the previews and we are looking forward to seeing the movie.

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  12. Cheryl says:

    I think it looks really good, and I really like Diane Lane as an actress. Thanks!

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  14. Jennifer says:

    cool movie but wouldnt pay $10 for it

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  19. david basile says:

    cool looks good

  20. beth shepherd says:

    It looks really good
    Thank you

  21. evelyn says:

    enter me thanks

  22. Louis H says:

    I love horse, my daughter loves disney – I hope the movie will bring us some bonding time

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  29. angie says:

    It looks like a great family movie.

  30. Julianna says:

    looks like a great drama/action movie we would love in our family!

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  33. Rhonda Mason says:

    This looks great! I remember 1973 and all the excitement! Even non race fans were excited about it. I can’t wait to see the movie. Thanks
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  41. Melissa Barnes says:

    i think my kids would really like this

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  44. Stacy says:

    I enjoyed the preview–makes me want to see the movie!

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  51. Jennifer M says:

    The preview made me even more excited to see the movie.

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  53. sweeter the berry says:

    Its looks to be another good movie, can’t wait to see the whole movie.

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  61. TRACY HEYER says:

    Looks like a great movie. Thanks for the preveiw.

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  64. Cathy Burnett says:

    I think that this movie is going to be a classic. Wonderful emotional scenes.

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  71. Jennifer R says:

    I am really interested in seeing this movie based on the preview.

  72. Emma Peel says:

    The preview was ok, I watched the trailer but I dont like any movie that shows an hurt or hardship to an animal so I dont know if this one would or not

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  75. CherylS22 says:

    I enjoyed the preview for the movie – I think it does a good job of showing how exciting the story of Secretariat is. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  81. Susan Smith says:

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  86. Brittany says:

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  92. Kelley C says:

    The preview looked great. It really made me want to see this movie.


  93. kathy pease says:

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  100. mrsshukra says:

    The preview is excellent, will go see the movie especially with all the good reviews!

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  104. Yunet says:

    I loved the preview and am dying to see this movie. I had no idea that this was a true story. I know this movie will do well in theaters and I’m gonna see it very soon. Great giveaway by the way.

  105. Auriette says:

    It looks like a beautiful movie, and Secretariat, the horse, has had a place in my heart since 1973.

  106. Veronica Garrett says:

    I think the preview is great. Secretariat sounds like a very interesting movie.

  107. Sand says:

    Looks like a great, uplifting movie.

  108. Gianna says:

    It looks like an interesting movie.

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