|Chantal Sutherland & Mr. Will-W.|
She's back! Toronto's v. own Chantal Sutherland has returned home once again - even if only for a weekend - to cap-off the Thoroughbred Racing Season at Woodbine Racetrack. After meeting Fans in Las Vegas the other day, she flew-in last night to her Hometown, where she cut her teeth before riding her way to major success south of the Border at California's Santa Anita and Hollywood Parks. Just last month, she rode a career-defining first runner-up finish in North America's richest race, the $5-million Breeder's Cup Classic aboard Game on Dude.
Not only is Sutherland a first-class Jockey, but she also is a Model (Annie Leibovitz has shot her for Vogue), Reality TV Star (at one point in talks to star on ABC's Dancing with the Stars) and she soon will be seen alongside the likes of Nick Nolte and Dustin Hoffman in HBO's hotly-tipped new Series, Luck. The first Episode of Luck will air on Sunday, December 11, 2011 and it premieres officially on Sunday, January 29, 2012.
The beautiful Sutherland revealed a secret to me right before winning her second race today aboard Filly Sense of Pride, which I vowed not to repeat. All I will say though is that early 2012 Sutherland will be appearing in a Spread on a v. internationally-known Magazine, photographed by a v. well-known Celebrity ...who also happens to be a Photographer. Excite.
From the Grandstand, it was clear how much Toronto misses Sutherland, with tons of clapping and cheering just for her. Welcome home Chantal, Queen of Everything!
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(Photo credit: Mr. Will-W.)