Another win for Husbands at Woodbine
TORONTO, Canada, CMC – Top jockey Patrick Husbands delivered a rare win at Woodbine for owner Saffie Joseph, in an all Barbadian affair over the weekend.
Paired with the six-year-old bay mare, Admitit, for the six furlong trip, Husbands stalked the early leader Touring Hong Kong from second before getting to the front in the upper stretch, and reaching the finish 2-1/2 lengths clear.
Also trained by Barbadian Ricky Griffith, the favourite completed the trip in one minute, 11.46 seconds.
Saturday’s victory came for Joseph in his only start at Woodbine this season.
However, the day was a frustrating one for Husbands, who managed just one win while piling up five second place finishes on the 10-race card.
He lies second in the jockeys standings on eight wins from 29 starts, six behind two-time defending champion Luis Contreras.
The Woodbine season started April 12 and runs until December 7.