Ailsa Morrison rides first winner in Fourth Mount
21-year-old apprentice guides Dot's Last Call to easy win at Fort Erie Oct. 8 for owner Gary Wellwood, trainer Scott Fairlie
By: Jennifer Morrison |
In just her fourth career ride, AILSA MORRISON settled Gary Wellwood’s Dot’s Last Call off the pace and then guided him around rivals on his way to an easy win in a 1 1/16 mile race at Fort Erie, Oct. 8. Morrison, a 10-pound apprentice who rode her first race at Woodbine last weekend, did not have a whip on the Scott Fairlie trainee.
From New Brunswick, Morrison was riding her brother’s pony when she was just 4-years-old and, coming from a horsey and eventing family, was riding cross-country eventing as early as age seven.
The resident of Belle River, ON rode in many major eventing competitions before pursuing a career as a jockey.