Chrome’s Owner Garners the Honor of Worst Acceptance Speech Ever

Perry Martin, the co-owner of 2016 Horse of the Year California Chrome, easily wins the award for the most bizarre acceptance speech ever.

I think he really lost everyone when he compared the work of turf writers as similar to reporters researching “mass murders.”

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Rich Nilsen is a 19-time qualifier to the National Horseplayers Championship (NHC), an event he has cashed in four times. He was the first player to finish in the top 10 of the NHC twice. A former executive with and a member of the NHC Players’ Committee, Rich is a graduate of the University of Louisville Equine Business Program and is founder of, a site devoted to horse racing education and promotion.

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