Jockey Patrick Husbands won Sunday's $182,950 George C. Hendrie Stakes (Can-III) at Woodbine aboard El Prado Essence, a horse that carries special significance for him on Mother's Day.The last time Husbands rode El Prado Essence to victory in a stakes event was on Sept. 2, 2001, when he guided the chestnut to a win in the Seaway Stakes. That same day, Husbands sadly learned that his mother had passed away.A year and a half later, the four-time Sovereign Award winner once again mounted El Prado Essence on Sunday, in search of the same result for a fitting Mother's Day tribute. The rider and his 6-year-old recruit certainly did not isappoint, winning Woodbine's Hendrie Stakes."Today is a special day for my Mom," said Husbands. "Everybody is enjoying Mother's Day and I lost my mother on the same day I rode this horse. I want to say, 'Mom, I wish you all the best up there, and we're down here thinking about you." Riding for owner/trainer Audre Cappuccitti, Husbands remained calm in the irons throughout the 6 1/2-furlong race. Waiting behind horses through fast wind-assisted fractions of :21.65, :43.95 and 1:08.98 , Husbands angled El Prado Essence to the middle of the track in early stretch, and never looked back, capturing the lead and drawing away to win by four lengths."She ran a very good race," said Husbands. "The race unfolded the way I hoped it would, sitting back and waiting for the speed to die. I tried to get a clear path and she ran a big race. She's a nice filly."The final time of the race was 1:15.66 over a main track rated fast.In victory, El Prado Essence returned $8.60, $4.10, $3.40 combining with Leading Role ($17.30, $10.40) for a $123.80 exacta. Brass In Pocket ($4.10) completed the $481.00 trifecta.