Emma-Jayne Wilson

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Emma-Jayne Wilson
Occupation Jockey
Born (1981-09-01) September 1, 1981 (age 33)
Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Career wins 1,235 (ongoing)[1]
Major racing wins

Canadian Stakes (2005)
Ontario Lassie Stakes (2005, 2014)
Alywow Stakes (2006)
Durham Cup Stakes (2006)
Valedictory Stakes (2006, 2012)
Maple Leaf Stakes (2007)
Victoria Stakes (2007)
Fanfreluche Stakes (2008)
Glorious Song Stakes (2008)
Victoria Park Stakes (2008)
Woodstock Stakes (2008, 2009)
Victoriana Stakes (2009)
Eclipse Stakes (Canada) (2010)
Pan American Stakes (2011)
Kennedy Road Stakes (2013)

Canadian Classic Race wins:
Queen's Plate (2007)
Racing awards
United States Champion Apprentice Jockey (2005)
Canadian Champion Apprentice Jockey
(2005, 2006)
Significant horses
Arravale, Classic Stamp, Mike Fox,
Rahy's Attorney

Emma-Jayne Wilson (born September 1, 1981 in Brampton, Ontario, Canada) is a Sovereign and Eclipse Award-winning jockey in Thoroughbred horse racing. The daughter of a computer programmer and a corporate marketing executive, she began taking riding lessons as a girl of nine. After finishing high school in Brampton, she studied equine management at Kemptville College, part of the University of Guelph.

In 2007 aboard Mike Fox, Wilson became the first woman to win Canada's oldest and most important race, the Queen's Plate. [2]

On September 16, 2012 she joined pioneering jockey Francine Villeneuve to become only the second Canadian woman to achieve the 1,000 career victories plateau, as she rode "D'wildcat Gold" to victory in the first race at Woodbine.[3] Three days later by taking the fifth and sixth races at Woodbine, Emma-Jayne moved ahead of Villeneuve as Canada's all-time winningest female jockey, a distinction that Villeneuve had held for over 10 years.

Wilson also ranks first in career earnings among Canadian women, as she has earned well over $60,000,000 in purses for her mounts.[4]

Year End Charts[edit]

Chart (2005–present) Peak
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2005 29
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2006 32
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2007 22
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2008 30
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2009 38
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2010 62
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2011 18
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2012 30
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2013 42

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