Husbands brothers after plate
THE 157th running of the $1 million Queen’s Plate at Woodbine race track in Toronto on Sunday will feature two well known Bajan jockeys and brothers.
Patrick Husbands, one of Woodbine’s top jockeys, will ride the favoured filly Gamble’s Ghost, while his older brother Simon gets the mount aboard the long shot Rocket Plan. (below)
“Winning the Queen’s Plate, it’s a hard feeling to explain, but it’s an honour and a sweet feeling,” said Patrick, who has already captured the Queen’s Plate twice – with Wando in 2003 and Lexie Lou in 2014.
A runner-up in last year’s big race, Patrick remains confident about his mount, Gamble’s Ghost, a three-year-old multiple graded stakes winner trained by Josie Carroll and owned by Ivan Dalos.
Gamble’s Ghost is one of two horses Carroll has entered in the big race. Luis Contreras, another top-notch jockey at Woodbine, is riding Carroll’s other entry, chestnut colt Amis Gizmo. (HM)
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