Sutherland Rides Into the Sunset

By Jiameng Zhou


Sutherland was born in Canada in 1976. She began riding horses at age 5, she didn't seriously think about becoming a jockey until age 13. She won her breakthrough race in October of that year. Sutherland was one of Canada's top jockeys in 2001 and 2002.


Chantal Sutherland


By refusing to give up, Sutherland became one of North America's top jockeys. She won over 900 races and more than $47 million. In 2011, Sutherland became the first female jockey to win the Santa Anita Handicap. The competition is considered one of the most important horse races in North America. In 2012, she became the first woman to ride in the $10 million Dubai World Cup.

October 2012, Sutherland announced her retirement. She had been racing horses for 12 years.


Because she likes to ride horses.


Because she practices a lot to get better.



In October 2012