Big Fresno Fair Honors California Chrome

Oct 11, 2014 No Comments by


FRESNO, CA- The Valley bred and fed Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner was honored in front of thousands as his owners, Steve and Carolyn Coburn and Perry and Denise Martin accepted a congressional record, county and city proclamations and more on behalf of  Fresno County’s beloved racing horse – California Chrome. The special ceremony toke place in the Winner’s Circle at the Brian I. Tatarian Grandstand. Prior to the ceremony, Steve and Carolyn Coburn were signing autographs at the Main Entrance to the Grandstand.

“We are excited to be able to honor the only Valley bred and fed horse to win the first two legs of the Triple Crown,” said John C. Alkire, CEO of The Big Fresno Fair. “California Chrome has done so much for the sport of horse racing, drawing in new fans with his story of perseverance and beating the odds.”

In attendance was Congressman Jim Costa; representatives from Senator Tom Berryhill and Senator Andy Vidak’s offices; Fresno County Supervisor Henry Perea; City of Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin; City of Fresno Councilman Sal Quintero; City of Sanger Mayor Josh Mitchell; Harris Farms Manager Dave McLaughlin; Chris Korby, Executive Director of the California Authority of Racing Fairs; Big Fresno Fair Track Handicapper Robbie Rodriguez; Big Fresno Fair Board of Directors; and Friends of the Big Fresno Fair, the Fair’s non-profit foundation, Board members.


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