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Chris Antley

  • Original Name Christopher Wiley
  • Birth 6 Jan 1966 Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida, USA
  • Death 2 Dec 2000 Pasadena, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Burial Elloree, Orangeburg County, South Carolina, USA
  • Plot Family plot
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  • Memorial ID 8195311

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


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Son of Les and Michelle Antley
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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Donald Greyfield
  • Added: 19 Dec 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8195311
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Chris Antley (6 Jan 1966–2 Dec 2000), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8195311, citing Bookhart Cemetery, Elloree, Orangeburg County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .