American businessman and racehorse owner
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.