PATRICK HUSBANDS hasn’t considered riding into the sunset. Not before riding off with the Breeders’ Cup at least.
Amidst the uncertainty that is currently Canadian horse racing, Barbados’ king of the saddle has the sport of kings’ big pay day in mind, having admitted he won’t call it quits before winning either the Breeders’ Cup or the Kentucky Derby.
“Hopefully it doesn’t take the next ten years, but as soon as I get that Breeders’ Cup, that’s it – I’m hanging it up. That’s all I am focusing on right now,” said the 39-year-old champion jockey.
“I was a big follower of Charles Barkley, and he retired without winning a ring, but I don’t want to retire and not win a Breeders’ Cup because that’s the big thing.