Chantal Sutherland will join several Santa Anita-based jockeys in the Santa Anita Derby Day 5K run on April 6.
Sutherland retired from riding last October but has been on
horses in the mornings at Santa Anita recently. She plans to run in the
5K with her husband, Dan Kruse.
Asked about the possibility of coming out of retirement, Sutherland said, “I miss it very much.”
A.C. Avila was more definite about a possible comeback by the
Manitoba native. “She comes back on April 13,” the trainer said. Whether
he was funning or not remains to be seen, but he plans to run Santa
Maria Stakes winner Great Hot that day at Keeneland.
Sutherland rode Great Hot 10 times, winning the Grade II Raven Run at Keeneland in October of 2011.