Famous jockey Alex Canchari died earlier today at a very young age. Read on to learn how did Alex Canchari die, what happened to him, and what was the cause of his sudden death. Everything you need to know about Alex Canchari, including his obituary, is here.
Canchari leaves behind his wife and two children as the racing industry is mourning the loss of the talented rider. The young man had a long life to live but unfortunately, his story was written till this point only.
Who was Alex Canchari?
Alex Canchari was a professional jockey who was a regular at Canterbury Park and Prairie Meadows. Born in 1994, Alex grew up in Shakopee, Minnesota. He was part of a racing family. His brother, Patrick Canchari, is also a former jockey.
Their father, Luis Canchari who was originally from Peru, was a trainer and rider. He passed away in December 2020 while Patrick had to retire due to an accident he suffered in the same year.
Alex Canchari rode from 2011 to 2022 with 7,598 mounts, recording 1,044 wins, 1,008 seconds, and 1,020 thirds. He earned around $28,619,989 for his effort. He was in the tack when Flat Out Speed captured the 2020 lowa Oaks (G3) at Prairie Meadows.
2018 was the best year for Alex when he guided 812 horses through the starting gate to win 120 races. He earned $3,727,351 in the year.
How did Alex Canchari die?
Alex Canchari died by suicide on Wednesday, March 1, 2023. He was just 29 years old. His sister, Ashley Canchari, announced the tragic news online on the morning of March 2nd. She was ‘devastated’ while sharing the news.
Ever since the news spread, fans and friends are mourning the loss of the young jockey who took his own life.
“I felt really sad when I heard the news of Alex’s passing last night. I’m very heartbroken, he is someone I have known for a very long time, and before he was riding, he used to rub horses in Chicago when I was riding there,” jockey Florent Geroux, a friend of the late rider, said.
He added: “Through the years, we always kept in contact. Wherever I rode, we used to try to meet up and do things together. If I won a big race, Alex was always the first to text and congratulate me, and I did the same for him. I don’t know what went wrong in his personal life, but I feel very sad for his wife, family, and friends.”
What was the cause of Alex Canchari’s Death by Suicide?
At this time, the reason for jockey Alex Canchari taking his own life is not known at the moment. Netizens are concerned about the cause of Alex Canchari’s death and about his family. However, no information is available as to why the deceased jockey took the extreme step.
Alex leaves behind his wife and two children. The young man had a happy family and a celebrated career. We are trying to gather more information about the tragedy. However, we haven’t tried contacting any of his family members yet due to the sensitivity of the situation.
Let’s wait for some time and more details should be available. We are waiting for his wife to share a few words on her husband’s untimely passing.
Alex Canchari Obituary, Funeral Arrangements, & Tributes
An obituary for Alex Canchari is awaited at this time while this post will serve as a digital one. The funeral arrangements are also pending at this time. We are waiting for his family to share an update, so we can post the details here.
Tributes have been poured for the deceased on social media as fans are mourning the loss. People are devastated by the tragedy and no one is able to believe that Alex is no more in this world.
He’ll always be remembered for the glorious moments he achieved on the track. Our deepest condolences go out to his family, friends, and loved ones. May God let the departed soul rest easy.
If you or anyone you know is suffering from suicidal thoughts or crisis, immediately reach out to the suicide prevention helpline at 9-8-8. It’s a toll-free number. You and your life matter.