January 29, 1989 |
During 1988, 22-year-old jockey Chris Antley rode Private Terms to victory in the Wood Memorial, rode in his first Kentucky Derby, suffered a severe concussion in an accident at Belmont Park, lost a one-punch decision to William Fox Jr. in a fight at Aqueduct, rode in the Japan Cup in Tokyo and, on the last day of November, was suspended by the New York State Racing and Wagering Board for cocaine use.
July 23, 1994
Chris Antley has picked up the mount on Sierra Diablo in Monday's $100,000 Hollywood Juvenile, according to trainer Mark Hennig. Sierra Diablo has raced just once, but it was a memorable effort. The son of Conquistador Cielo rallied strongly to post a one-length victory over Chief Capote in a maiden special weight race on June 18. Eddie Delahoussaye was aboard as Sierra Diablo timed 58 seconds for five furlongs in the victory.
November 27, 1993 |
Chris Antley, who has impressed at Hollywood Park after arriving late in the Oak Tree season from New York, won two of the three stakes offered on a special twilight card at Hollywood Park on Friday. After riding Cool Air to a five-length victory at 9-1 in the $52,000 Eloquent Handicap, Antley returned to guide favored Individual Style to victory in the $100,000 Hollywood Prevue Breeders' Cup Stakes.
January 17, 2001 |
An associate of Chris Antley and another man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges that they broke into the jockey's Pasadena property, where he died last month of an accidental drug overdose. Timothy Wyman Tyler Jr., 24, of Dana Point, who frequented the home before Antley's death, and Jeffrey Jones, 22, of Sun Valley, are alleged to have broken into the garage at the ranch-style home in the exclusive San Rafael neighborhood.
December 22, 2000 |
Inglewood police are investigating what they characterize as a "threatening" anonymous letter received by leading jockey Gary Stevens in the Hollywood Park jockeys' room last Sunday. Both Inglewood police and a spokeswoman for the Pasadena Police Department said Thursday that there appears to be no link between the letter to Stevens and the Dec. 3 death of Chris Antley, another top jockey who was found dead, a victim of severe head trauma, in his Pasadena home.
May 21, 1999 |
Chris Antley, who rode Charismatic to victory in the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, is riding with a discolored left eye at Hollywood Park these days, the result of what he said was a head-butting incident involving another jockey Monday night. Antley, who will try to sweep the Triple Crown when Charismatic runs in the Belmont Stakes on June 5, said Matt Garcia butted him at a party attended by other jockeys and trainers in Monrovia.
March 19, 1989 |
Jockey Chris Antley, at Laurel, Md. Saturday to ride the favorite in the Federico Tesio Stakes, is at the crossroads of his career -- and his life. He is America's best rider under the age of 25, and he has the potential to move to the very top of the racing game. He also has the potential to self-destruct -- to become the most noted cocaine casualty in his profession.
July 25, 1996 |
By the time Caribbean Pirate ran his first race, the other horses in the first division of Wednesday's Oceanside Stakes had run a combined 54 times. The gap has been closed. Caribbean Pirate, whose career was threatened by a knee injury, made his delayed debut May 4 and now has run four times in in less than three months. Wednesday, he became a graduate cum laude into stakes competition, winning by two lengths as Del Mar opened its 57th season with an on-track of 26,894.
December 4, 2000 |
Trainer Nick Zito was on the phone Sunday night from Lexington, Ky. "It's been seven hours since I found out that Chris [Antley] died," Zito said. "I still can't get over it. It's a crying shame." Antley was found dead late Saturday at his home in Pasadena, the victim of an apparent beating.