Emma-Jayne Wilson

Woodbine Weekly Wrap

Plenty of longshot won over the three days of racing at Woodbine last week leading to an average win payoff for the trio of dates of almost $14.00.

Interpol has All the Answers in Sky Classic Upset

Interpol, the longest shot on the board at 25-1, turned the tables on Are You Kidding Me and Golden Sabre to win a thrilling edition of Sunday’s $232,400 Grade 2 Sky Classic Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Sid Attard for JMJ Racing Stables LLC, Interpol arrived at the 1 1/4-mile turf event from an even […]

Habibi Fires Best in Flaming Page

Habibi, patiently ridden by Emma-Jayne Wilson, was full of run down the lane en route to an impressive score in Saturday’s co-featured $102,600 Flaming Page Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Mark Frostad for Augustin Stable, Habibi arrived at the 1 1/2-mile turf stake for older fillies and mares from a disappointing eighth-place run against the […]

R U Watchingbud Returns in Deputy Minister

R U Watchingbud, who unseated rider Emma-Jayne Wilson last time out in the Plate Trial, makes his return to the races in Wednesday night’s $125,000 Deputy Minister Stakes, at Woodbine. Owned and trained by John Ross, the dark bay son of Kentucky Bear collided with the ill-fated Danzig Moon down the back straight of the […]

Brooklynsway Surprises in Bison City

Brooklynsway, ridden by Emma-Jayne Wilson, outnodded Galina Point in the last strides to spring a 7-1 upset in the $250,000 Bison City Stakes, Sunday at Woodbine. The mile and one-sixteenth Bison City, the second leg of the Triple Tiara for Canadian-foaled three-year-old fillies, was missing Academic, the shocking winner of the Woodbine Oaks last month, […]

Endless Light Upsets Hillaby in Sweet Briar Too

Endless Light, with Emma-Jayne Wilson aboard, outbattled favoured Hillaby and Patrick Husbands the length of the stretch to win the $100,000 Sweet Briar Too Stakes, one of two features on the Canada Day holiday at Woodbine. At the finish of the seven furlong tilt for fillies and mares, Endless Light, making her Polytrack debut for […]

Emma-Jayne Wilson and Steve Bahen Recovering After Spill

Jockeys Emma-Jayne Wilson and Steve Bahen were taken to Humber River Hospital after being involved in a spill in the fifth race on Sunday at Woodbine. The incident occurred when Allowed, with Bahen up, appeared to clip heels with On Top of the Bay during the stretch run of the 1 1/16-miles route sending Bahen […]

R U Watchingbud Up in Time in Queenston

R U Watchingbud, under a determined ride by Emma-Jayne Wilson, nailed Hammerstein in the final stride to capture Saturday’s $150,000 Queenston Stakes, at Woodbine. Owned and trained by John Ross, R U Watchingbud arrived at the seven furlong ‘Poly’ stake for Canadian-bred sophomores from a solid fourth-place effort in a Keeneland allowance tilt while making […]

Wilson Scores Woodstock Stakes to Kick Off Woodbine Season

Jockey Rafael Hernandez and trainer Wesley Ward had three wins together, while jockey Emma-Jayne Wilson was the local heroine, guiding Serious Talk to a sharp win in the $131,500 Woodstock Stakes, on Saturday’s 2015 Opening Day card at Woodbine. Ten races were offered on the season opening program, conducted under cool, but sunny conditions. Hernandez […]

London Tower Reaches New Heights in Ontario Lassie

London Tower set a reserved pace under Emma-Jayne Wilson leaving plenty in the tank for the stretch run to capture Sunday’s $150,000 Ontario Lassie Stakes, at Woodbine. The Steve Owens homebred daughter of Head Chopper-Mrs. Donaghy arrived at the 1 1/16-miles stake for Ontario-bred juvenile fillies from a game third-place effort in the $250,000 Princess […]

Brooklynsway Conquers Princess Elizabeth

Brooklynsway enjoyed a ground-saving trip under Emma-Jayne Wilson, before splitting rivals in deep stretch to capture the 69th running of the $250,000 Princess Elizabeth Stakes on Sunday, at Woodbine. Owned and trained by John Ross, the dark bay daughter of Giant Gizmo-Explosive Story arrived at the 1 1/16-miles ‘Poly’ stake for Canadian-foaled juvenile fillies from […]

Llanarmon Upsets in Carotene

Harlequin Ranches’ homebred Llanarmon, ridden by a patient Emma-Jayne Wilson, wore down the leaders in deep stretch to post a 7-1 surprise in the featured $150,000 Carotene Stakes, on the holiday Thanksgiving Monday at Woodbine. Well back on the inside for most of the mile and one-eighth turf stake, as Zazinga, stalked by favoured Final […]

Longshot Meri Shika Shocks in Flaming Page

Meri Shika, the second-longest shot on the board at 24-1 in a seven horse field, surprisingly got the job done in the $100,200 Flaming Page Stakes, one of the co-features on Saturday’s card at Woodbine. Ridden by Emma-Jayne Wilson and trained by Roger Attfield, the French-bred four year-old filly hadn’t finished better than fourth in […]

Jose Sea View Edges Coltimus Prime in Thrilling Display

Brereton C. Jones’ homebred Jose Sea View outdueled Coltimus Prime to capture Sunday’s $125,000 Display Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Reade Baker and ridden by Emma-Jayne Wilson, Jose Sea View engaged pacesetting Coltimus Prime down the backstretch following a half in :49.62 in the 1 1/16-mile ‘Poly’ stake and that duo battled neck and neck […]

Bear No Joke Makes the Grade in Kennedy Road

Bear No Joke surged off the rail at the top of the lane and collared a free-wheeling Essence Hit Man to capture Saturday’s Grade 2 $177,000 Kennedy Road Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Reade Baker for Bear Stables Ltd., the grey son of It’s No Joke broke sharply from the inside post under rider  and […]

Coachella Valley reaches new heights in Jammed Lovely

Coachella Valley split rivals down the lane to earn her first stakes score in Saturday’s $150,000 Jammed Lovely Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Reade Baker for Jus Luk Stables, Coachella Valley notched her third win in a row since adding blinkers to break her maiden in a $16,000 maiden claiming event on August 11. The […]

Queen’s Plate Champion Seeks Racing Under Saddle Win at Mohawk

The Racing Under Saddle (RUS) Ontario series makes a stop at Mohawk on Saturday, September 28 as part of the OSS Super Finals card. Emma-Jayne Wilson, a Sovereign and Eclipse Award-winning jockey, will join a group of talented riders accompanied by trotters traditionally seen in harness racing, showcasing the versatility and speed of the standardbred. […]

Heathcote Uncatchable in Valedictory

Chiefswood Stable homebred Heathcote made every pole a winning one to capture Sunday’s Grade 3, $177,700 Valedictory Stakes, the final stakes event of Woodbine’s 2012 thoroughbred season. The son of Niigon, trained by Paul Attard and ridden expertly by Emma-Jayne Wilson, put away Quaesitor at the top of the lane and galloped home a 12 […]

Magic Broomstick Sweeps to Victory in Bessarabian

Magic Broomstick flew home late, under jockey Emma-Jayne Wilson, to take Saturday’s Grade 3, $153,400 Bessarabian Stakes, at Woodbine. The dark bay daughter of More Than Ready, trained by Malcolm Pierce for owner Sam-Son Farms, made the final start of her career a memorable one, completing her 2012 campaign with a third stakes score in […]

Magic Broomstick Sweeps Field for River Memories Score

Sam-Son Farms’ Magic Broomstick rallied from the back of the pack to score a dramatic win in Saturday’s off-the-turf $100,000 River Memories Stakes, at Woodbine. The dark bay daughter of More Than Ready-Special Brush, trained by Malcolm Pierce and ridden to victory by Emma-Jayne Wilson, maintained her perfect record in 2012 with a late run […]

Magic Broomstick Soars in Avowal

Magic Broomstick, with jockey Emma-Jayne Wilson in the irons, swept by the field in mid-stretch en route a three-length score in Sunday’s $100,600 Avowal Stakes, at Woodbine. The dark bay daughter of More Than Ready-Special Brush, trained by Malcolm Pierce for owner Sam-Son Farms, sat off the early pace of Man Stuff in the seven-furlong […]

Meet champion jockey Emma-Jayne Wilson

Jockey Emma-Jayne Wilson, who recently recorded her 1,000th career win, will meet with fans and sign commemorative photos on Sunday, September 23, at Woodbine. The 31-year-old rider, who will be signing autographs starting at noon on the second floor at the Toronto oval, will cut a ceremonial cake to share with those in attendance. Wilson’s […]

Wise Dan, Cityscape Top Ricoh Woodbine Mile

Morton Fink’s Wise Dan and Juddmonte Farms’ Cityscape headline a solid field of nine for Sunday’s Grade 1, $1 million Ricoh Woodbine Mile. The 16th edition of one of the premier grass races in North America will be televised live across Canada on The Score in a special two-hour presentation from 4:00 pm – 6:00 […]

Emma-Jayne Wilson is Chasing 1000 at the Shergar Cup

Jockey Emma-Jayne Wilson, a veteran of more than 7,000 starts, is only 12 wins shy of 1,000 in her career and she’s hoping to add to her impressive totals when she takes part in a team competition at Saturday’s Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup at Ascot, in England. Wilson will be joined in the Shergar […]

Cryptic Message Clear in Shady Well

CEC Farms’ Cryptic Message made every pole a winning one in Sunday’s $150,800 Shady Well Stakes, at Woodbine. The bay daughter of Cryptograph-Abby O, trained by Ralph Biamonte and ridden Emma-Jayne Wilson, remained unbeaten while notching her first added-money score in the five and a half furlong ‘Poly’ sprint. Cryptic Message was off a step […]

Hunters Bay Prevails in Dominion Day

Stronach Stables’ Hunters Bay won a stirring stretch duel with Pender Harbour to capture Sunday’s Grade 3, $208,400 Dominion Day Stakes, at Woodbine. The five-year-old son of Ghostzapper-Smok’n Frolic, trained by Reade Baker and ridden by Emma-Jayne Wilson, needed the length of the stretch to get past Pender Harbour, who was named Canada’s champion three-year-old […]

‘Hunters’ Keeps Them All at ‘Bay’ in Eclipse

Hunters Bay made his first added-money appearance a winning one, taking Saturday’s Grade 3, $156,300 Eclipse Stakes at Woodbine, in impressive fashion. The 1 1/16-mile event was the second consecutive win for the five-year-old son of Ghostzapper, bred and owned by Stronach Stables and trained by Reade Baker. Hunters Bay won by three lengths and […]

Wilson Gives it Her All On and Off Track

There is a wealth of impressive stats and successes from her 2011 campaign that Emma-Jayne Wilson could look upon with great satisfaction. But for the jockey closing in on 1,000 career wins, life in the saddle is more than just a numbers game. One hundred and thirty five trips to the winner’s circle at Woodbine, […]

Windward Islands Repeats in Nijinsky Stakes

Windward Islands was a resplendent repeat winner of Sunday’s Grade 2, $300,000 Nijinsky Stakes, at Woodbine. Ridden by Emma-Jayne Wilson for trainer Mark Frostad, Windward Islands, at 7-2, collared the favoured Fifty Proof, at the midpoint of the long E.P. Taylor Turf Course, to notch his first win of the 2011 campaign. Hailstone was third. […]

Embur’s Song Sings a Winning Tune in Ontario Matron

Fares Farm LLC’s Embur’s Song led wire-to-wire to take Sunday’s $150,000 Ontario Matron Stakes at Woodbine. The 1 1/16-mile event was the fourth consecutive stakes score for the four-year-old daughter of Unbridled’s Song, who also won the Grade 3 Doubledogdare at  Keeneland, the Grade 3 Hendrie at Woodbine and the Windward Stakes at Presque Isle […]

Amazing ‘Grace’ Takes Sweet Briar Too

Amiable Grace, under Emma-Jayne Wilson, made it two straight wins in taking the seven-furlong, $112,400 Sweet Briar Too Stakes, on Friday, Canada Day, at Woodbine. A four-year-old bay daughter of Alphabet Soup, trained by Mike Doyle and owned by Windhaven, Amiable Grace, at 8-1, fended off a trio of rivals, including champion and multiple stakes […]

Moonshine Mullin Tastes Victory in Victoria Park

The $150,000 Victoria Park Stakes for three-year-olds Sunday at Woodbine was to be a battle amongst highly-regarded imports Twinspired, Newsdad and Burj Alzain. Instead, the mile and one-eighth feature turned into a rousing stretch battle between two locals who fought the length of the stretch before Moonshine Mullin prevailed by a nose over Alpha Bettor. […]

Wilson Wins Pimlico Female Jockey Challenge

Woodbine’s own Emma-Jayne Wilson won the inaugural $30,000 Pimlico Female Jockey Challenge at Pimlico Race Course in Maryland on Friday. The challenge, in which six of the world’s top female riders competed, was part of The People’s Pink Party at Pimlico. The efforts of Pimlico and Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the world’s largest […]

Female Jockey Challenge: Wilson Rides into Pimlico for a Great Cause

Six of the world’s top female riders, including Woodbine’s own Emma-Jayne Wilson, will compete in the inaugural $30,000 Pimlico Female Jockey Challenge on Friday’s Black-Eyed Susan Day at Pimlico Race Course. The challenge is part of The People’s Pink Party, a combined effort between Pimlico and Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the world’s largest […]

Don’s Folly Delivers Stunning ‘Debut’

Don’s Folly rallied determinedly to capture Saturday’s opening day feature, the $100,000 Debut Stakes at Woodbine. The flashy five-year-old had to fend off a stubborn Daniel Be Good, who finished second, to win the five-furlong dash for Ontario-sired runners. D’s Legend Storm was third. Under Emma-Jayne Wilson, the son of Tethra made a bold move […]