In 1969, a muddy-bay colt with floppy ears would be saved from the floodwaters of Hurricane Camille at his Virginia farm. Later, his track earnings would turn the tide of the faltering Meadow Stable and enable it to launch its greatest champion, Secretariat. Though he would be swept aside in the wake of the national adulation for his charismatic stable mate, he never gave up. Riva Ridge, the forgotten champion of Meadow Stable, set his own records and beat the best horses of his generation… except one.

This book “Riva Ridge – Penny’s First Champion” reaffirms his rightful place in racing history and in the hearts of his fans.

“Riva Ridge – Penny’s First Champion” by Kate Chenery Tweedy and Leeanne Meadows Ladin is a 7.5 x10 soft cover pictorial history of 84 pages with many rarely seen color and black and white photos from Penny Chenery’s private collection. “The First Lady of Racing” has also written the Foreword about her first champion. We are publishing the book this year as a limited edition collector’s item to mark 2012 as the 40th anniversary of Riva’s Derby and Belmont wins.

The design is similar to “Secretariat’s Meadow” but this book is slightly smaller in size and and page count and is not hard-cover.  The cost is $20, plus $5 for tax/shipping. Go to order page.

Read the Rave Reviews for Riva from his fans! 

Discover some little-known facts about Riva  on our “Revelations About Riva Ridge” page.