Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Antleys in:
 • Bookhart Cemetery
 • Elloree
 • Orangeburg County
 • South Carolina
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Chris Antley
Birth: Jan. 6, 1966, USA
Death: Dec. 2, 2000, USA

Horseracing Jockey. Began his career in New York and was the nation's leading rider in 1985 with 469 wins. He was the first jockey to win nine races in a single day. His career 19,719 mounts resulted in 3,480 wins compiling earnings of $9.2 million. He was a two-time Kentucky Derby winner but is remembered most for his ride aboard Charismatic in 1999 when after winning the Derby and the Preakness narrowly missed being a triple crown winner by finishing third at Belmont. The horse had sustained a broken leg during the race. At the young age of 34, he was found dead at his Pasadena, California residence. His death was considered a homicide by officials until investigation proved he had died from a fall during which he sustained a serious head injury. His body was transported to Elloree, a small town in South Carolina he considered his hometown. A service was conducted at the First Baptist Church with many jockeys and horse racing officials in attendance. (bio by: Donald Greyfield (inactive)) 
Son of Les and Michelle Antley
We Will Meet Again
Bookhart Cemetery
Orangeburg County
South Carolina, USA
Plot: Family plot
GPS (lat/lon): 33.54873, -80.59212
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Donald Greyfield (inacti...
Record added: Dec 19, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8195311
Chris Antley
Added by: Donald Greyfield (inactive)
Chris Antley
Added by: John Rossitto
Chris Antley
Added by: John Rossitto
There is 1 more photo not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

 Added: May. 24, 2015
Congratulations Chris, newest member of The National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame! Well deserved honor.
- Leanne
 Added: Apr. 20, 2015
Happy Birthday, Chris. You will not be forgotten.
- Peppi Greco
 Added: Jan. 6, 2015
There are 128 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (3.9 after 72 votes)

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service