January 21, 1992 |
Aqueduct stewards in New York suspended jockey Chris Antley for seven days though Jan. 27 for careless riding.
November 2, 1991 |
Rokeby Stable's Heart Of A Hero wore down the leaders in deep stretch to win the Air Forbes Won Handicap Friday at Aqueduct. The winner, carrying 112 pounds and ridden by Chris Antley, finished three-quarters of a length ahead of Collegian. Senor Cielo finished third. The victory was the second in seven starts this year for Heart Of A Hero, who covered six furlongs on the fast track in 1:10 1/5 and paid $8, $3.80 and $2.60.
May 5, 1991 |
The successful career of Chris Antley, which peaked Saturday when he rode Strike The Gold to victory in the Kentucky Derby, has frequently been interrupted by incidents on and off the track. Antley, 25, tested positive for marijuana while riding at Aqueduct in 1988 and twice since then he has undergone rehabilitation for cocaine use. At last year's Breeders' Cup at Belmont Park, one of Antley's mounts, Mr.
March 14, 1991 |
Chris Antley, who is scheduled to ride Meadow Star if the champion filly makes her debut as a 3-year-old Saturday in New York, will go to court in Los Angeles today to fight a Santa Anita suspension that would keep him from making the assignment. Antley was suspended for five days, starting today, by the Santa Anita stewards for his role in a spill that injured Laffit Pincay in last Saturday's Santa Anita Handicap. Suspensions are usually honored by other racing jurisdictions.
September 13, 1990 |
Jockey Chris Antley, who sustained an injured right elbow last week when he fell from his mount, will return to ride on Friday at Belmont Park. "Chris feels great," his agent, Kevin Lyons, said Wednesday. "His arm is close to normal. He's been in therapy the last few days and has been getting better and better."
March 15, 1990 |
Jockey Chris Antley, who was undergoing drug rehabilitation, had his license restored today and is expected to ride Saturday at Aqueduct. Richard F. Corbisiero Jr., chairman of the New York State Racing and Wagering Board, said that Antley completed the rehabilitation program and that, after close monitoring and frequent testing, it was determined he should be allowed to ride.
March 12, 1990 |
Chris Antley, one of the nation's top jockeys when he was suspended last year for drug use, could begin riding by the end of the week, his agent said Sunday. Kevin Lyons said his client would begin galloping horses in New York this week in anticipation of his reinstatement. "Chris has been galloping, breezing and riding horses in trial races for the past 11 days in Camden and Aiken (S.C.) just to get fit," he said. "He won three trial races last Thursday."
January 31, 1990 |
Chris Antley, a top jockey whose career was interrupted by drug use, could get his license back by March 15. The New York State Racing and Wagering Board announced Tuesday it will act on Antley's application for a license on or after that day. "It is anticipated, that should Chris Antley continue to make progress toward rehabilitation and continue to test clean, that a license will be granted at that time, subject to close monitoring and drug testing by the board," Board Chairman Richard F.
October 1, 1989 |
As the agent for Chris Antley, Drew Mollica felt as close to the jockey as if he were a brother, and worried about him as if he were a father. He had attended counseling sessions when the rider was undergoing treatment for cocaine addiction last winter. He understood the magnitude of the danger that drugs posed for the 23-year-old. So Mollica immediately feared the worst when Antley didn't show up at Belmont Park Saturday morning.