Husbands lands a triple


Added 07 November 2012

TORONTO – Barbadian rider Patrick Husbands reeled off a triple at Woodbine last Sunday, as he continued his hot contest with defending champion Luis Contreras for the 2012 jockeys’ title. On a ten-race card at the Canada’s leading racetrack, the 39-year-old veteran captured race two with Fantastic Cousin, race three with Karida before wrapping up honours in race six with San Nicola Thunder. He has 146 wins for the season, three behind Contreras and nine clear of 2010 champion Eurico Rosa Da Silva. Husbands had led the standings in recent months but slipped out of the lead last week after weak returns, and as Contreras’ form picked up. The Woodbine season ends December 16. Husbands opened his account over  6-1/2 furlongs when he carried 3-1 chance Fantastic Cousin to a handsome victory over the three-year-old and upward fillies and mares. He tracked with the five-year-old bay mare from mid-pack before overhauling the leader I am Not Afraid with a furlong to run, and reaching the wire 2-1/4 lengths clear. Husbands returned to the winners’ circle when he made all the running with three-year-old filly Karida to easily dismiss the field by 3-3/4 lengths in a six-furlong trip. Sent off as the hot favourite, Husbands and the Mark Casse-trained Karida set a steady pace through the early going and was six lengths clear in the stretch without a challenger. In a 5-1/2 furlong sprint in race six, Husbands was forced to fight all the way before he could eke out victory with two-year-old gelding San Nicola Thunder. He found a nemesis in A Lifetime of War, ridden by fellow Barbadian Quincy Welch, and only put the race away deep in the stretch. (CMC)


Dos and Donts

Welcome to our discussion forum here on We encourage lively debate, but we also urge you to take note of the following:

  • Stay on topic – This helps keep the thread focused on the discussion at hand. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article.
  • Be respectful – Meeting differences of opinion with civil discussion encourages multiple perspectives and a positive commenting environment.
  • Do not type in capitals – In addition to being considered “shouting” it is also difficult to read.
  • All comments will be moderated – Given the volume of comments each day, this may take some time. So please be patient.
  • We reserve the right to remove comments – Comments that we find to be abusive, spam, libellous, hateful, off-topic or harassing may be removed.
  • Reproduction of comments – Some of your comments may be reproduced on the website or in our daily newspapers. We will use the handle, not your email address.
  • Do not advertise – Please contact our Advertising Department.
  • Contact our Online Editor if you have questions or concerns.
  • Read our full Commenting Policy and Terms of Use.
comments powered by Disqus




Show able-bodied people be fined for using parking spots intended for disabled people?

Don't know