Secretariat Liked His Home Theater
The 2010 film used this home, but completely missed out on the coolest part.
July 13, 2011 by Rachel Cericola

If you watched the 2010 Disney flick “Secretariat,” you probably remember the thrilling moments where Penny Chenery’s family would gather around the tiny TV to cheer on their beloved prize-winning stallion. Why didn’t they just use the home theater room?

It turns out that the Lafayette, Louisiana home used during filming is up for sale, and includes a very respectable media room. It’s not going to win any races, but it would certainly be worth a show—or a sporting event, an action flick, or anything else you’d need to project on a big screen.

The home was completely remodeled in 2005 to restore some of the home’s former glory. It shows in this room, but certainly not in the equipment featured. Also, before you think about ripping out that wood paneling, Zillow says that director Randall Wallace and some of the “Secretariat” cast signed one of the walls in the media room, thanking the family for the use of the home.

“Secretariat” is based on the true story of the 1973 U.S. Triple Crown champion. It stars Diane Lane, John Malkovich and James Cromwell.

Other home features include four bedrooms, wrought iron balconies, a six-burner stove, two ovens, a Jack and Jill bathroom and a home office. Around the 1.29-acre estate, you’ll find an oak tree that’s over 200 years old and a yard that’s big enough to run a racehorse.

The current asking price is $1.15 million. Take a peek through the rest of the home on the Van Eaton & Romero website.

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Rachel Cericola - Contributing Writer
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