Secretariat Vox Populi Award

The Secretariat Vox Populi Award, also known as the "Voice of the People" award, was established in 2010 by Penny Chenery, who was the owner of Secretariat. The annual award "recognizes the horse whose popularity and racing excellence best resounded with the American public and gained recognition for Thoroughbred racing."[1]

Recipients of the award to date:

2014 California Chrome[2] Art Sherman & Alan Sherman Perry Martin/Steve Coburn
2013 Mucho Macho Man[3] Kathy Ritvo Reeves Thoroughbred Racing
2012 Paynter[3] Bob Baffert Zayat Stables
2011 Rapid Redux[4] David J. Wells Robert Cole, Jr.
2010 Zenyatta[3] John Shirreffs Ann & Jerry Moss

As of 2013, the award is chosen by a combined vote of the general public, conducted online; plus a vote of the Vox Populi committee, and a vote by Chenery.[3]


  1. "Mucho Macho Man wins 'Vox Populi' award". 2013-12-26. Retrieved 2013-12-27.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "Vox Populi Award Goes to Mucho Macho Man". 2013-10-20. Retrieved 2013-12-27.
  4. "2011 Vox Populi Award Goes to Rapid Redux". 2012-01-05. Retrieved 2013-12-27.