Jockey C.J. McMahon Charged With Attempted Murder In Louisiana

Jockey Charles J. (C.J.) McMahon, 26, was arrested by the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office in Louisiana on Jan. 2 and charged with attempted murder in the second degree, illegal use of weapons, and possession of schedule 1 drugs.

Bond of $80,000 was set for the three charges and McMahon has a scheduled court date on Tuesday, Jan. 5.

McMahon was taken into custody at 4 p.m. CT on Saturday afternoon.

Previously a leading rider at Lone Star Park and Delta Downs, McMahon is coming off his least productive year since 2014, winning 47 races from 391 mounts that earned $1,147,087. He enjoyed his best years in 2015 and ’16, winning 219 races in 2015 (ranking 11th nationally) and compiling mount earnings of $4,989,625 the following year. McMahon has won three graded stakes: the 2016 Texas Mile Stakes (G3) with Great Minds and the Super Derby (G3) and Oklahoma Derby (G3) with Texas Chrome in 2016.

The son of a Quarter Horse jockey and grandson of a trainer, McMahon began riding horses at an early age and took out his apprentice jockey’s license at 16, recording his first win at Evangeline Downs in 2011. Most recently he rode the Delta Downs meet in Vinson, La., where he won with two of 41 mounts, his last appearance there on Dec. 28. He was named to ride the Jan. 8 and Jan. 9 programs at Sam Houston Race Park in Texas.

McMahon has 1,046 career victories from 6,734 races for mount earnings of $22,682,202, according to Equibase.

McMahon was suspended by the Indiana Horse Racing Commission for 30 days in 2017 for reportedly testing positive for methamphetamine and THC.

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