Christopher J Russell
|Birthplace||Cheverly, Maryland, U.S.|
|Birth date||December 03, 1980|
|Career wins||150+ (ongoing)|
Chris J. Russell (born December 3, 1980 in Cheverly, Maryland) is an American Thoroughbred horse racing jockey. He grew up with no horse racing background. He did not get on a horse till the age of 18. He learned to ride in South Carolina breaking babies for Frank "Gorrie" Smith. After spending two years there he returned to California.
Chris Russell obtained his jockey's license in December of 2003 and began riding in California before heading to the East Coast of the United States where he rode at Monmouth Park Racetrack in New Jersey for a short time before ending up at Laurel Park Racecourse. In 2007, he returned to a base in Southern California and the following year began riding at Los Alamitos Race Course. In June of 2009 he left to ride the Northern California Fairs and has done well.