Campbellville, ON --- Emma-Jayne Wilson, a Sovereign and Eclipse Award-winning jockey, will join a group of talented riders accompanied by trotters when she lines up behind the gate in a Racing Under Saddle event this Saturday (Sept. 28) at Mohawk.
In 2007, Wilson became the first female rider to win the historic Queen's Plate when she guided Mike Fox to a memorable victory.
With more than 1,100 career wins to her name as a Thoroughbred jockey, Wilson will be seeking her first score with a Standardbred in Saturday's exhibition.
The RUS exhibition, a one-mile dash around the Mohawk oval, will take place after Saturday night’s second race, which goes to post at 7:45 p.m. (EDT).
On Tuesday morning, Wilson spoke with WEG’s Communications department about participating in the event. To view the interview, click on the following link.
First post time on Saturday at Mohawk is 7:25 p.m.
For more information about RUS Ontario, visit www.RUSontario.com and follow @RUS_Ontario on Twitter.
Below is the field for the RUS Ontario exhibition:
1-Leonardo Da Lindy-M. Brooking-M. Brooking
2-Ill Be There-E. Wilson-A. Montini
3-Snoops Sourceress-S. Town-P. Henriksen
4-Wedgewood-T. Enberg-G. Maltby
5-Hetties Honey-A. Humphries-M. Macri
6-Sixth Man-S. Macdonald-J. Walker
7-Charlie Tuna-B. Kennedy-J. Yake
8-Loco Caballo-L. Lindstrom-B. Burgess
9-Harlequin-R. Rekila-G. Maltby