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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)) 
 
Inscription:
Son of Les and Michelle Antley
We Will Meet Again
 
Burial:
Bookhart Cemetery
Elloree
Orangeburg County
South Carolina, USA
Plot: Family plot
GPS (lat/lon): 33.54873, -80.59212
 
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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
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Chris Antley
Added by: John Rossitto
 
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God bless you today and always. Sleep in the arms of the angels in heaven, Rest in Peace.
- Thelma
 Added: Jan. 25, 2014

- Jackie Howard
 Added: Jan. 6, 2014
I thought about you yesterday......I know that you are alright now and have found peace. You are remembered, kind one.
- Peppi Greco
 Added: Dec. 3, 2013
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