Born: July 12, 1988 in San Mateo, California
Record at Keeneland
Total Wins: 50
Stakes Wins: 3
First Stakes Win: 2007 Cactus Wren at Turf Paradise on Spring of Pearls
First Graded Stakes Win: 2011 John B. Connally Turf Cup (G3) at Sam Houston on Schramsberg
First Career Win: Jan. 18, 2006, at Turf Paradise on Spring of Pearls
Starters in the Toyota Blue Grass
Rode Bourbon Resolution to win the 2019 Ben Ali (G1) during the Spring Meet.
Won the 2018 Dixiana Elkhorn (G2) during the Spring Meet on One Go All Go.
First Keeneland win came during the 2014 Spring Meet.
First Keeneland stakes win came during the 2014 Fall Meet when he won the Dixiana Bourbon (G3) on Lawn Ranger.
North American career earnings exceed $35 million with 1,427 wins as of June 17, 2019.
Posted career victory 1,000 on Sept. 7, 2013, at Louisiana Downs when he rode Major Marvel to win the Unbridled Stakes.
Click here for his Equibase career record.
Chris, who grew up near San Francisco, is the son of trainer Manuel Landeros and grandson of racehorse owners Frank and Lynn Mitchell. He left high school after his sophomore year in Phoenix but only after his mother insisted he earn a GED.
Chris rode his first race at Turf Paradise at 17 in 2006 and moved between Turf Paradise and the Northern California circuit for several years. A phone call in 2009 from jockey agent Scott Hare lured him to Texas, and he rode there and in Oklahoma year-round.
“I grew up at the track,” he told NewsOK.com. “Riding is the only thing I ever wanted to do.”
Chris rode in Kentucky for the first time in 2014. He is married to trainer Ian Wilkes' daughter Shelby.