Chris Antley, one of the nation's top jockeys when he was suspended last year for drug use, could begin riding by the end of the week, his agent said Sunday.
Kevin Lyons said his client would begin galloping horses in New York this week in anticipation of his reinstatement.
"Chris has been galloping, breezing and riding horses in trial races for the past 11 days in Camden and Aiken (S.C.) just to get fit," he said. "He won three trial races last Thursday."
The New York State Racing and Wagering Board said in January that it would act on Antley's application for a license on or shortly after March 15.
Antley, 24, was the nation's top rider in 1985 with 485 victories. When he was suspended indefinitely on Sept. 23, 1989, he had ridden winners on 64 consecutive racing days.