Chantal Sutherland Quotes.
My friends think it’s weird that I spray perfume on my feet.
Right about when I turned 13, I realized that women could be jockeys, from my travels to the racetrack with my dad.
I want to see more girls coming in to the sport. There were actually a lot in Canada when I was riding there, but we can let girls know that they can be jockeys. And if they can’t be jockeys, why can’t they be owners or trainers? We need to invite girls in.
I hope to be remembered as a very good jockey.
There was a pony named Barbapoppa that I received at the age of five, and he was very mischievous and maybe even devilish. Barbapoppa was the most fabulous first animal I was to have and challenged me much.
A good jockey has to be physically well balanced. They have to possess a strong upper body and a strong lower body. You’ve gotta have quick reflexes, and you’ve got to be incredibly coordinated. But it’s you’re instincts that have to be perfect. You can’t be an exceptional rider without instincts.
I’ll say it’s not easy to keep yourself between 100 and 112 pounds every day of every month of the year. Especially for women. I’m a woman; once a month I retain water and I crave chocolate and sugar. Those are the toughest days.
There are other things that I could do, but there’s really nothing that I love as much as horse racing.
Opening day is always so cool to be a part of and to people watch. The Pacific Classic, which I’ve had the privilege of riding in a couple of times, is great. Every day at Del Mar is fantastic. I love the smells, working out on the beach, running the stairs. It’s just a healthy environment. I love it.
I crossed paths with a horse that happened to change my life. That horse is Game On Dude, and what a horse! He’s a soldier. Together we traveled the world. We won the Santa Anita Big Cap, Goodwood, almost won the Breeder’s Cup Classic; we won the San Antonio, Hollywood Gold Cup and the Californian.