Jockey Chris Antley heads Racing Hall of Fame class

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Two-time Kentucky Derby-winning jockey Chris Antley, thoroughbreds Lava Man and Xtra Heat, and trainer King Leatherbury have been elected to the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame.

Antley won the Derby in 1991 with Strike the Gold and in 1999 with Charismatic. He died of a drug overdose in 2000.

Leatherbury ranks fourth all time with 6,449 wins.

Lava Man posted a career record of 17-8-5 from 47 starts with earnings of $5,268,706 and won seven Grade 1 races, more than any other California-bred in history.

Xtra Heat compiled a career record of 26-5-2 from 35 starts and had earnings of $2,389,635. The thoroughbred was the Eclipse Award winner for Champion 3-Year-Old Filly in 2001.

The four will be inducted Aug. 7 at the museum in Saratoga Springs.

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