Chantal Sutherland

‘I Missed It Too Much’: Sutherland to Return to the Saddle at Del Mar

Chantal Sutherland, who retired from riding in August 2012, told the Daily Racing Form Thursday that she plans to return to the saddle at the start of the Del Mar meeting in July. Sutherland, who currently works for Del Mar’s marketing department, told the DRF that she had “…just started dreaming about it again.” “All […]

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Sutherland May Not Be Done With Riding

Recently-retired jockey Chantal Sutherland was aboard horses for Mike Machowsky, Jeff Mullins, and Tim Yakteen on Thursday morning at Santa Anita Park and said she’s not sure she can stay out of the starting gates. Sutherland announced her retirement at Woodbine last October with 931 wins from 7,350 mounts. She lives in southern California with […]

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From the saddle to the studio: Sutherland joins TVG

Former jockey Chantal Sutherland Kruse, who in 2011 became the first female jockey to win the Santa Anita Handicap when she piloted Game on Dude to victory, will join TVG, America’s Horseracing Network, for its coverage of Big Cap Day on March 2. In addition, TVG customers can double their win bet odds on the […]

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Hovdey: Dettori and Sutherland ‘moving on to the next phase’

Within the past week, two successful and well-known jockeys made major announcements regarding their careers. In his latest column for the Daily Racing Form, Jay Hovdey examines the careers of those two riders, Chantal Sutherland and Frankie Dettori. In the U.S., Chantal Sutherland made the decision to retire. The 36-year-old rode her last race at […]

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Jockey Chantal Sutherland to retire

Chantal Sutherland is riding her last race today, her brother Hugh Sutherland tweeted before removing the tweets minutes later. Sutherland will be making a statement on Twitter (@JockeyChantal) after today’s Bunty Lawless Stakes, the eighth race on Woodbine’s program, in which she is riding her family’s Crushin Hard. Last year, Sutherland finished second on Game […]

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Report: Sutherland suspended for failing alcohol test

An article in’s Thoroughblog, written by Jennifer Morrison, reports that jockey Chantal Sutherland was taken off mounts at Woodbine on Saturday and suspended five days after failing a pre-race breathalyzer test for alcohol. Officials at Woodbine would not confirm the report, saying all stewards rulings related to alcohol or drug testing are considered private […]

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Bejarano replacing Sutherland aboard Game On Dude

Game On Dude will have a new rider when he makes his next start, it was reported Tuesday. Trainer Bob Baffert said that Rafael Bejarano will be aboard the multiple grade 1 winner, replacing longtime partner, Chantal Sutherland. Sutherland has been the regular rider of the 5-year-old gelding for over a year, and has partnered […]

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Poly freak Dullahan beats elders in Pacific Classic

In his first start against older horses, Donegal Racing’s 3-year-old Dullahan caught favored Game On Dude in the final yards of the $1-million TVG Pacific Classic at Del Mar on Sunday, running his record to a perfect 3-for-3 in Grade 1 races on Polytrack and setting a new track record for 1 1/4 miles at […]

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Sutherland cleared to ride in Pacific Classic

Chantal Sutherland has been cleared to ride in the TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I) Aug. 26, according to a report in the San Diego Union-Tribune. While in England competing in the Shergar Cup at Ascot last Saturday, Sutherland drew a four-day suspension for ‘excessive use of the whip’ in one of the races. It appeared […]

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