Husbands continues fine form, lands triple
Friday, August 3 2012
ACE Barbados-born jockey Patrick Husbands continued his brilliant riding form on the Canadian circuit, particularly his base at Woodbine racecourse.
The six-time Sovereign Award winner had another hat-trick of wins on the eight-race Woodbine card on Wednesday.
Victory in the three races took Husbands to a season total of 78 winners at the top of the jockeys standings, six more than defending champion Luis Contreras.
He started the day guiding Larboard Lady first past the post in a race for three-year-old fillies and mares over 1 1/16 miles with a purse of Can $28,900.
But he had to wait until the sixth frame for his second success, this time aboard Uncle Carm.
Husbands pushed the three-year-old to victory in a six furlong race valued Can$26,400.
His third success came astride Vino Del Toro in the day’s feature, a Can$51,400 six furlongs event for three-year-olds and upward.
While Husbands was landing his three victories, main challenger Contreras (72 winners) had a blank day on Wednesday.
The 2009 champion Eurico Rosa Da Silva trail the leaders together with Justin Stein, both on 66 winners each.
Other Caribbean jockeys also failed to score on Wednesday, leaving Trinidadian Richard Dos Ramos best of the lot on 11 winning rides.
Barbadian Quincy Welch is one back on ten as is veteran Trinidadian Emile Ramsammy who is also on ten. Current leading 10 jockeys at Woodbine: 1. Patrick Husbands 78; 2. Luis Contreras 72; 3. Justin Stein, Eurico Rosa Da Silva 66; 5. Emma-Jayne Wilson 59; 6. Jesse M. Campbell 29; 7. Tyler Pizarro 28; 8. Steven Ronald Bahen 27; 9. Gerry Olguin 26; 10. Omar Moreno 23.