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Patrick Husbands

Patrick Husbands
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Occupation Jockey
Birthplace Bridgetown, Barbados
Birth date 22, 1973 (1973-05-22) (age 43)
Career wins 2,000 (ongoing)
Major racing wins, honours & awards
Major racing wins

Barbados Gold Cup (1990, 2006, 2010)
Barbados Derby (1998)
Kennedy Road Stakes (1998, 2002)
Royal North Stakes (1998)
Display Stakes (1999, 2002, 2003)
Eclipse Stakes (1999, 2002, 2006)
Grey Stakes (1999, 2006)
Dance Smartly Stakes (1999, 2003)
Shepperton Stakes (1999, 2000, 2003, 2004)
Autumn Stakes (2000, 2003)
Nandi Stakes (2000, 2002, 2003)
Overskate Stakes (2000)
La Lorgnette Stakes (2001, 2003)
Woodbine Mile (2001)
Metropolitan Handicap (2001)
Seaway Stakes (2001, 2007)
Nashua Stakes (2002)
Swynford Stakes (2002, 2004, 2007)
Cup and Saucer Stakes (2003, 2008)
George C. Hendrie Stakes (2003)
Canadian Stakes (2004)
Charlie Barley Stakes (2004, 2006)
Sir Barton Stakes (2004, 2005, 2006)
Bison City Stakes (2007)
Bourbonette Oaks (2007)
Highlander Stakes (2007)
Seagram Cup Stakes (2007)
Victoria Park Stakes (2007)
Wonder Where Stakes (2007)
Woodbine Oaks (2007)
King Edward Breeders' Cup Stakes (2008)
Princess Elizabeth Stakes (2008)
Connaught Cup Stakes (2009)
Hendrie Stakes (2009)

Canadian Classic Race wins:
Queen's Plate (2003)
Prince of Wales Stakes (2003)
Breeders' Stakes (2003, 2006, 2007)
Racing awards
Sovereign Award for Outstanding Jockey
(1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2007, 2008, 2009)
Leading jockey at Woodbine Racetrack
(1999, 2000, 2002, 2007, 2008)
Honours
January 7, 2004 - "Patrick Husbands Day" in Barbados
Significant horses
Wando, Arch Hall, Seaside Retreat, Sealy Hill

Patrick Husbands (born May 22, 1973, in Bridgetown, Barbados) is a Barbadian jockey in Thoroughbred horse racing. The son of a jockey, he began riding as a young boy, turning professional in his home country where he rode successfully until emigrating to Toronto, Ontario in 1994.

Racing out of Woodbine Racetrack, in 2003 Husbands won the Canadian Triple Crown aboard the colt Wando and that year became his breakout year. Among his other notable wins, he rode Numerous Times to victory in the $1 million 2001 Woodbine Mile and Exciting Story in that same year's Metropolitan Handicap at Belmont Park in New York. He rode Arch Hall to three straight wins between 2004 and 2006 in the Sir Barton Stakes. In 2007, he was the regular rider on Canadian Horse of the Year, Sealy Hill.

Patrick Husbands was voted the Sovereign Award for Outstanding Jockey a then unprecedented four straight years between 1999 and 2002. He made his first Kentucky Derby appearance in 2006 riding Seaside Retreat for trainer Mark Casse. In 2008 he won his fifth riding title at Woodbine Racetrack and was voted the Sovereign Award for Outstanding Jockey for a record-tying sixth time.

On October 4, 2009 Patrick Husbands earned his 2,000th career victory at Woodbine Racetrack. [1]

Husbands makes his home in Brampton, Ontario. He has two brothers, Simon Husbands and apprentice Terry Husbands who are also jockeys.

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