Jockey Patrick Husbands hit the 2,000-win mark when he rode Grazettes Landing to victory in race 10 at Woodbine on Oct. 4.

Jockey Patrick Husbands hit the 2,000-win mark when he rode Grazettes Landing to victory in race 10 at Woodbine on Oct. 4.

Michael Burns

Husbands Rides 2,000th Winner

Native of Barbados became Canadian citizen in 2000.

 

Jockey Patrick Husbands hit the 2,000-win mark when he rode Grazettes Landing to victory in race 10 at Woodbine on Oct. 4. Earlier on the card, Husbands won the featured Durham Cup (Can-III) for trainer Mark Casse, who also trains Grazettes Landing.

Husbands, 36, is a second generation rider who was born in Bridgetown, Barbados. He began riding in Canada at Fort Erie and won his first Woodbine stakes in 1998. Husbands became a Canadian citizen in 2000.

He has four riding titles at Woodbine – 1999, 2000, 2002, 2007 – and has been honored with a Sovereign Award five times. On Aug 16, 2002, Husbands rode five winners at Woodbine, four of which were trained by Casse.