TENECA WOLFE-BELL guided Bana Tsegai’s MAJESTIC MELODY to a perfect front-running victory in the last race at Woodbine on Oct. 16 to notch her first win at Woodbine. Wolfe-Bell allowed the Julie Belhumeur-trained gelding to stride out smoothly early in the 1 mile inner turf race and then gave him his cue turning for home. The pair won by 1 3/4 lengths.
Not only was Wolfe-bell winning her first race at Woodbine – she had 7 previous wins at Fort Erie and began her riding career at Hastings Racecourse in Vancouver – but she is believed to be the only black woman to ride a winner at Canada’s famous track.
Her first career win came in 2016 on Cane Bourbon at Fort Erie.
Wolfe-Bell was born in Mississauga but raised in Brampton and she has been around horses most of her life. Her father, Trevor Davis, was a groom at Woodbine.
She has worked for trainers such as Hall of Famers Reade Baker and Sid Attard.
“She just loves the horses, everyone is so happy for her,” said Belhumeur.
From CityNews 2016 – a feature on Teneca: