Saturday 20 April, 2019

Barbadian jockey injured in Canada

Patrick Husbands aboard 'Got Stormy' in the Grade 3 Ontario Colleen Stakes earlier this year at Woodbine. (Michael Burns Photo)

Patrick Husbands aboard 'Got Stormy' in the Grade 3 Ontario Colleen Stakes earlier this year at Woodbine. (Michael Burns Photo)

Seven-time Sovereign award-winning Barbadian jockey, Patrick Husbands will have to undergo surgery for an injury sustained during a pre-race incident yesterday at the Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Canada.  

Husbands was injured when he was dismounted from 'Islay Inlet' before the fifth race.  

He suffered a broken pelvis which will require surgery but was reported to be in good spirits this morning. 

A top jockey at Woodbine for many years, Husbands guided Wando to Canadian Triple Crown glory in 2003.  

Among his achievements, the experienced reinsman also guided 2014 Horse of the Year Lexie Lou to victory in the Queen’s Plate and partnered with Sealy Hill during her 2007 Horse of the Year campaign. 

The 45-year-old has earned 3,285 victories and almost $160 million in purses during his career. A winner of 78 races this year through November 4; he ranks among the top five jockeys at the 2018 Woodbine meet.

 

 

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