Keyword: Chris Antley

  • Welcome Home, Charismatic

    It seems as if Charismatic has been gone for ages, but leave it to Michael Blowen to arrange for his return to the United States.

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    Hall of Fame Induction 2015: All Heart

    The Hall of Fame class of 2015 was inducted Aug. 7 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. While there were some light-hearted moments during the ceremony, all of the inductees brought out emotion on their way to enshrinement.

  • Induction Ceremony: Racing Hall of Fame

    Watch the 2015 induction ceremony live beginning at 10:30 am EDT on Aug 7. The 2015 inductees are Billy Kelly, Lava Man, Xtra Heat, Chris Antley, Vincent Powers, King Leatherbury, Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt and John Hay Whitney

  • Inside the August 1, 2015 Issue

    Hard Not to Like closes from six lengths back to take Diana Stakes in record time and more in the August 1, 2015 issue of Blood-Horse magazine.

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    Leatherbury One of Four Voted to Hall of Fame

    Mid-Atlantic-based trainer King Leatherbury, late jockey Chris Antley, top California handicap horse Lava Man, and splendid female sprinter Xtra Heat have been elected to the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame for 2015.

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    Hall Finalists Include Leatherbury, Lava Man

    Hall of Fame ballot will include jockeys Chris Antley, Victor Espinoza, Corey Nakatani, and Craig Perret; Thoroughbreds Black Tie Affair, Kona Gold, Lava Man, and Xtra Heat; and trainers King Leatherbury and David Whiteley.

  • Two Plead Guilty to Break-In at Antley's Home

    Two men pleaded guilty Friday to breaking into the house of late jockey Chris Antley, who died last month from an accidental drug overdose. Antley's friend, Timothy Tyler Jr., 24, and Jeffrey Robert Jones, 22, pleaded guilty to a reduced misdemeanor charge of trespassing. They were charged with one count of first-degree residential burglary but because no one was living in the house at the time, the felony charge was reduced to a misdemeanor.

  • An autopsy has determined that jockey Chris Antley died as a result of an accidental overdose.

    Antley's Death Ruled Overdose

    The death of jockey Chris Antley has been ruled an accidental overdose by the Los Angeles County coroner. In a report finalized Thursday, the coroner attributed Antley's death to multiple drug intoxication. Initially, Pasadena, Ca., police ruled the jockey's death a homicide after finding his body face down in a hallway of his Pasadena home Dec. 2. Four drugs were found present in Antley's body, according to toxicology tests performed by the coroner.

  • LA Times: Few Details Released About Antley Arrest

    Chris Antley and a friend were arrested in September after a drug-related incident at the late jockey's southern California home, but no charges were filed against the two, according to the Los Angeles <i>Times</i>. The newspaper reported Wednesday that Antley 34, and Timothy Tyler, 24, were arrested Sept. 24.

  • Antley's Friend Released; Police Have No Suspects in Jockey's Death

    A friend of jockey Chris Antley has been released from police custody after pleading not guilty to charges associated with an incident earlier this year at Antley's house, according to the Los Angeles <i>Times.</i> The newspaper reported that Tyler is not a suspect in Antley's death and that police currently do not have a suspect.

  • Jockey Chris Antley, after winning the 1999 Kentucky Derby with Charismatic.

    Antley Memorial Tuesday; Probe Continues

    As police continue their probe into the apparent murder of jockey Chris Antley, a memorial service will be held today in Arcadia, Calif. Antley, 34, was found dead late Saturday as a result of trauma to the head. The service will be at 1:00 (PST; 4:00 p.m. EST) at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Arcadia. The county coroner has also scheduled an autopsy for Tuesday.

  • Antley's Hometown Reflects on Favorite Son

    Trainer Franklin Smith, who gave then 14-year-old Chris Antley his first job in racing, and others in the late jockey's hometown of Elloree, S. C. are trying to deal with the news that the rider was killed. Although Antley had not lived in Elloree for about 18 years, The (Columbia, S. C.) State newspaper reported he was a frequent visitor who never forgot his roots. "Everyone around this community kept up with Chris' career and asked about him all the time," Smith told the newspaper.

  • Chris Antley, after riding Charismatic to victory in the 1999 Kentucky Derby.

    The Charismatic Chris Antley

    <i>By Lenny Shulman</i> -- As tortured as he was inside, Chris Antley was warm and engaging to friends and strangers alike. His openness in revealing his inner thoughts was disarming. He told stories about trainers that would have cost him his business had they been printed. Chris Antley may well have trusted everyone else, including the person who ended his life, too much, and himself not enough.