On This Day

Chris Antley

Profession: Racing Hall of Fame Jockey

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Won the Kentucky Derby in 1991 and 1999 and the Preakness in 1999.

Born: January 6, 1966
Birthplace: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Capricorn

Died: December 2, 2000 (aged 34)
Cause of Death: Drug overdose

Historical Events

  • 1987-10-31 American jockey Chris Antley becomes first rider to win 9 races in a day (4 at Aqueduct / 5 at The Meadowlands)
  • 1989-02-08 American jockey Chris Antley begins record 64-day consecutive winning streak; ends 1 May and includes 147 winners from 486 mounts
  • 1989-05-01 American jockey Chris Antley's record 64-day consecutive winning streak ends when he fails with 5 mounts at Aqueduct, NY; streak includes 147 winners from 486 mounts
  • 1991-05-04 117th Kentucky Derby: Chris Antley wins aboard Strike the Gold, the first of 2 Derby victories
  • 1999-05-01 125th Kentucky Derby: Chris Antley wins aboard Charismatic for his second Derby victory (1991 on Strike The Gold)
  • 1999-05-15 124th Preakness: Chris Antley wins aboard Charismatic for the second leg of an unsuccessful Triple Crown campaign

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