WHEN YOU WATCH "SECRETARIAT" YOU'RE LOOKING AT A LOT OF LOUISIANA
Posted on Jan 28 2011 by Greg
A lot of Disney's Secretariat was filmed in the state of Louisiana, which has become a popular location among filmmakers.
Even though the real Chenery home is in Kentucky, the interior you see in the film is a suburban house in Layfayette, LA, across the street from where my niece, nephew and grandniece live (with one on the way). They said the film crew came in and completely remodeled the home's interior, and after filming was done, it was totally returned to its original condition.
The exterior of the house is used for a quick scene in which Penny Tweedy's brother reads a newspaper.
The famed Aquaduct is actually Blackham Coliseum, also not far from the same Layfayette suburb.
The exterior of the Tweedy house, seen at the very beginning of the movie, is also in a Louisiana subdivision. The mountains of Colorado were added.
Louisiana's Evangeline Downs race track appears as well. We're actually watching the movie again with our relatives in their home in Carencro, LA and they're pointing out all the locations. Kind of fun.