Academy Award (1986-2010)
Academy Award passed away on August 24, 2010. Read Memorial.
Academy Award, son of Triple Crown winner Secretariat. Golden Globe-winning actress Angie Dickinson, a long-time supporter of Old Friends, sponsored the retirement of the 24-year-old stallion, along with Secretariat's owner Penny Chenery and Boston-based TV producer Barbara Bowen.
Chenery, whose relationship with the spectacular Secretariat is the basis of the Disney film starring Diane Lane, donated funds to support Academy Award through the Secretariat Foundation. Bowen, a TV producer from Boston and a longtime fan, donated her time and money to assure that Academy Award would have a dignified retirement.
Academy Award (Secretariat–Mine Only, by Mr. Prospector) didn’t begin his racing career until age four. In his two seasons on the track the diminutive chestnut had 19 starts and five wins, including a stakes victory on the turf in the Early Times Manhattan Handicap (GR II), in which he defeated Stage Colony, an Old Friends retiree who passed away in 2009. Academy Awards career earnings totaled $226,943.