This will mark Sutherland's second return to the races; the first break came between October 2012 through June 2013.She is best known for becoming the first female rider to win the Santa Anita Handicap, which she took with Game On Dude in 2011.Sutherland said she has been considering a return to racing for six months, “I've missed it so much,” she said.
In 2012, she married Southern California meat wholesaler Dan Kruse, who supports her return to the saddle, according to the Form.
In case you haven’t heard the news on Twitter, Southern California jockey Chantal Sutherland is celebrating her engagement to Dan Kruse of Monrovia, CA. ” Kruse is a member of the family that owns Kruse Meats in Monrovia.” It’s well-known that Sutherland was previously engaged to jockey Mike Smith, but the couple broke off their engagement in June 2010 and in August 2011 participated in a match race at Del Mar called the “Battle of the Exes,” won by Smith.
Sutherland tweeted the news to followers in recent days: “Just had a nice brunch with my fiancé!
Jockey Chantal Sutherland is looking to make a return to race-riding next month, according to Daily Racing Form.
Though she has been on horses in the morning in recent weeks, she last rode in a race in July 2014.