Champion Racehorse "California Chrome" Inspires Newly Released Sports Biography

California Chrome took the world by storm when he won the Kentucky Derby. "California Chrome: Our Story" is a clear-eyed look at the business of breeding and racing a champion racehorse, and all the thrills and heartaches that go along with it.
California Chrome: Our Story
California Chrome: Our Story
JACKSON, Wyo. - March 7, 2022 - PRLog -- Some things are just destined to be. Such is the case with California Chrome and his triumphant career. Beginning in 2014 when he won the Kentucky Derby, Chrome became just the fourth California bred horse in history ever to claim the coveted championship. That day marked the beginning of an illustrious journey and a cherished relationship between California Chrome and owners, Perry and Denise Martin.

Martin credits the inspiration for writing the book as a labor of lost love, noting, "My wife Denise and I had been talking about a book about California Chrome for some time to set the record straight about Chrome and detail what it was like to own a champion racehorse. When Denise died suddenly in June of 2021, there was a large hole in my life which I decided to fill by working on achieving the goals we had set for our retirement. Writing California Chrome: Our Story, really helped me heal emotionally."

California Chrome's talent and charm made him a fan favorite and a household name during his racing days and he retired as a healthy 6-year-old with earning the most money won by any Thoroughbred to ever run a race in North America. Early reviews are praising California Chrome: Our Story as a powerful, heartfelt tribute and a magical, unforgettable story:

"This compelling story is beautifully written about a creature that changed the lives of everyone who came in contact with him; it is also a kind 'goodbye' to a woman who was a large part of California Chrome's life. Readers will view the demeanor of a true champion in this book, along with the crew and family that brought him to greatness." – Reader Views

"I would highly recommend this to fans of horse racing and against the odds stories." – Goodreads reviewer

"The book is well written and all you Chromies need to get your hands on a copy ASAP." – Amazon Reviewer

CALIFORNIA CHROME: OUR STORY (ISBN 978-0578340210, McCarran Media 2022) is available for purchase through local and online bookstores.

About the Author

Perry Martin's
career was in performing root cause failure analysis for the USAF performing "aircraft mishap investigations" and then for the private sector involving failures in high reliability equipment. His first book Electronic Failure Analysis Handbook, published by McGraw Hill in 1999 was a comprehensive overview of the use of root cause failure analysis in developing more reliable electronic equipment. California Chrome Our Story documents the development of a champion racehorse and more enlightened readers will ascertain how root cause failure analysis was used in this process.


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