Christopher Chenery
American businessman and racehorse owner
Christopher Chenery
Christopher Tompkins Chenery was an American engineer, businessman, and the owner/breeder of record for Thoroughbred horse racing's U.S. Triple Crown champion Secretariat. Chenery was born in Richmond, and raised in Ashland, Virginia. He was the brother of William L. Chenery, Editor-Publisher of Colliers Magazine. Chenery's sister was Blanche Chenery Perrin, a writer of children's books centered on horse racing, such as Born To Race.
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On This Day: Secretariat Wins the Triple Crown - findingDulcinea
Google News - over 5 years
Breeder Christopher Chenery, operating under the theory that the key to breeding is to cancel out the flaws of the dam and sire, bred Bold Ruler with Somethingroyal, daughter of the durable Princequillo. He entered into an agreement with Bold Ruler's
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Horse, hoops musings - KUsports
Google News - almost 6 years
Thankfully, every horse ever to run in the Kentucky Derby had a name, and the best was Secretariat, supposedly named for Elizabeth Ham, the executive secretary of Meadow Stable owner Christopher Chenery. Good thing it wasn't named today or it would
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At 80, Phipps Hopes Easy Goer Closes Chapter on Derby
NYTimes - almost 28 years
LEAD: AT the crest of the blacktop road that winds amid the woodlands of his Long Island estate, past the stone pillars and around the circular driveway, through the front door of the brick mansion and down the hall in the wood-paneled library, Ogden Phipps is looking at a notebook. AT the crest of the blacktop road that winds amid the woodlands of
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SPORTS OF THE TIMES; THE CALL OF RETIREMENT
NYTimes - over 31 years
It took less than an hour for the word to spread through the stable area of every race track in the country Thursday morning: Spend a Buck, the Kentucky Derby winner, had come up with a swollen ankle and would miss his scheduled start in the Pennsylvania Derby tomorrow. A decade ago, the reaction would have been: Too bad, the injury might keep him
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1973
    Age 86
    He remained there until his death on January 3, 1973, before Secretariat's Triple Crown victory occurred.
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  • 1972
    Age 85
    Chenery operated Meadow Stud, Inc. as a breeding business and Meadow Stable, Inc. as the owner for the horses he kept for racing. His operations produced and raced the champion colt and 1972 Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes winner Riva Ridge, and Secretariat, winner of the 1973 U.S. Triple Crown.
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  • 1968
    Age 81
    In 1968, his daughter Penny took over the management of the farm and its racing stable.
    More Details Hide Details While she recorded her father as breeder of Secretariat, it was Penny Chenery who made the decision to send Meadow Stud's mare Somethingroyal to be bred to Bold Ruler twice. The first mating in 1968 produced the filly The Bride. The second breeding, in 1969, resulted in Secretariat. Now known as Meadow Event Park, the former farm became the home of the Virginia State Fair in 2009.
    Chenery was admitted to the New Rochelle, New York Hospital in late February 1968.
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  • 1950
    Age 63
    Among his other horses of note, Chenery owned and bred Hill Prince, the 1950 U.S. Horse of the Year; Cicada, champion filly at 2, 3, and 4; and First Landing, the 1958 U.S. Champion 2-yr-old colt.
    More Details Hide Details In the mid-1950s, Chenery was one of three men appointed by the Jockey Club to restructure and restore integrity to New York Racing. Along with John W. Hanes and Harry Guggenheim Chenery organized the non-profit Greater New York Racing Authority with the novel idea of funneling proceeds to the state. However it was Chenery who personally obtained the $30 million loan necessary to renovate the New York race tracks after banks balked at financing "an enterprise based on gambling."
  • FORTIES
  • 1936
    Age 49
    One of the founders of the New York Racing Association, Chenery made his home in the village of Pelham Manor, New York, for nearly fifty years. However, he is best known for his 1936 purchase of The Meadow, an ancestral property in Caroline County near his boyhood home in Ashland, Virginia.
    More Details Hide Details It was there that he founded Meadow Stable bred which bred and raced Thoroughbreds.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1886
    Born
    Born on September 19, 1886.
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