Gulfstream Park Perfect Fit for Chantal Sutherland
Jun 13, 2021
Popular Jockey Notches Win 1100 with 16-1 Longshot
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL
– After notching her 1100th career victory Sunday at Gulfstream Park, Chantal Sutherland had no doubts whatsoever that she had made the right career choice when she opted to return to South Florida to ride full time during the Spring/Summer Meet.
The multiple Grade 1 stakes-winning jockey, who rode Kathy Mongeon-trained Anonymous Source ($34) for a rallying victory in Race 3, has certainly been well received by horsemen and fans alike.
“I’m very grateful to Kathy and all the trainers who are supporting me. I love Gulfstream. Everyone is amazing,” said Sutherland, while making her way to the jockey’s room, stopping several times to accommodate fans’ requests for selfies. “This is a special day to win 1100 because it’s Sunday. I went to church this morning. I was hoping, but I didn’t ask for it. I just said I want to have a safe, wonderful day.”
The 45-year-old native of Windsor, Canada has ridden 16 winners while being supported by a wide range of trainers during the Spring/Summer Meet.
“I love it here. It feels a lot like L.A. I feel like California is really my home, but not much anymore. I love Canada, but it’s too cold,” Sutherland said. “I love Florida, and Gulfstream’s amazing.”