Chenery was responsible for dressing the Triple Crown Winner, Secratariat in Blue and White.
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. It was there that he founded Meadow Stud stud which bred Thoroughbreds, and Meadow Stable under whose colors the horses ran. According to Alan Chenery, Jr., Christopher’s nephew, the Chenery brothers decided that the horses from Meadow Stables would wear the blue and white colors in honor of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity.