Jockey Chantal Sutherland

Jockey Chantal Sutherland

Michael Burns

Sutherland Among Sovereign Award Finalists

Awards for Canadian champions will be announced Jan. 29.

Jockey Chantal Sutherland, who won two grade II stakes over the Jan. 16-17 weekend at Santa Anita, is one of three finalists for a Sovereign Award as Canada’s outstanding jockey for 2009.

Sutherland, who rides at Woodbine in Canada and in Southern California, posted her first graded stakes win at Santa Anita with Amen Hallelujah in the Jan. 16 Santa Ynez Stakes (gr. II). The following day, she won the El Encino Stakes (gr. II) with 29-1 longshot Pretty Unusual.
The native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada earned Sovereign Awards as Canada’s outstanding apprentice jockey in 2001 and 2002.
In addition to her riding career, Sutherland has also been featured in cosmetic ads and is among the stars of the reality show “Jockeys” on the Animal Planet television network.
The other Sovereign jockey finalists are Eurico Rosa DaSilva and Patrick Husbands.
The complete list of Sovereign Award finalists was released Jan. 18 by the Jockey Club of Canada. The awards will be presented at the 35th annual Sovereign Awards dinner Jan. 29 at the Ultra Supper Club in Toronto, Ontario.
The finalists are:
Champion 2-Year-Old Female
Bay to Bay
Franny Freud
Champion 2-Year-Old Male
Bear Tough Guy
Ghost Fleet
Champion 3-Year-Old Female
Hooh Why
Milwaukee Appeal
Tasty Temptation
Champion 3-Year-Old Male
Awesome Rhythm
El Brujo
Eye of the Leopard
Champion Older Female
Ginger Brew
Smart Surprise
Champion Older Male
Ice Bear
Champion Female Turf Horse
Lady Shakespeare
Much Obliged
Points of Grace
Champion Male Turf Horse
Champs Elysees
Rahy’s Attorney
Champion Male Sprinter
El Brujo
Field Commission
Hollywood Hit
Champion Female Sprinter
Carem Crescent
Smart Surprise
Tribal Belle
Outstanding Breeder
Adena Springs
Eugene Melnyk
Minshall Farms
Outstanding Trainer
Roger Attfield
Mark Casse
Malcolm Pierce
Outstanding Owner in Canada
Bear Stables
Juddmonte Farms
Melnyk Racing Stables
Outstanding Jockey
Eurico Rosa DaSilva
Patrick Husbands
Chantal Sutherland
Outstanding Apprentice Jockey
Omar Moreno
Tyrone Nelson
Melanie Pinto
Outstanding Broodmare
Pico Teneriffe
Rahy’s Hope