Top 20 Chantal Sutherland Quotes

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“Believe in yourself, take on your challenges, dig deep within yourself to conquer fears. Never let anyone bring you down. You got to keep going.”

― Chantal Sutherland

“So many times, people told me I can’t do this or can’t do that. My nature is that I don’t listen very well. I’m very determined, and I believe in myself. My parents brought me up that way. Thank God for that. I don’t let anything stand in my way.”

― Chantal Sutherland

“Racing takes so much determination, guts, and sacrifice to be on top. I once craved, lived, and breathed racing. I can honestly say now, I’m ready to slow down and enjoy my life. Maybe I’ll cut loose and have a cheeseburger or some pizza. Those types of indulgencies are not allowed when you constantly have to monitor your weight.”

― Chantal Sutherland

“There are other things that I could do, but there’s really nothing that I love as much as horse racing.”

― Chantal Sutherland

“Opening day is always so cool to be a part of and to people watch. The Pacific Classic, which I’ve had the privilege of riding in a couple of times, is great. Every day at Del Mar is fantastic. I love the smells, working out on the beach, running the stairs. It’s just a healthy environment. I love it.”

― Chantal Sutherland

“My friends think it’s weird that I spray perfume on my feet.”

― Chantal Sutherland

“I’ve lived out many of the dreams I had as a little girl, back when I was riding my pony, mucking stalls, feeding cows, aspiring to finally become a professional jockey and racing in stakes races on a worldwide stage.”

― Chantal Sutherland

“I’m just so lucky – my office is a racetrack. That is something I’m very thankful for. It’s exciting, and it’s challenging, and there are a lot of emotions and nerves that come with it, but right there before the gates open, before that minute and a half or two minutes of the race, it just hits you.”

― Chantal Sutherland

“My hobbies away from horse racing would be reading and painting; I love art.”

― Chantal Sutherland

“I don’t even know why, but I’ve just always done it – I don’t walk on handicapped parking spaces. I don’t like to step on the blue lines. I always step over them. I don’t know what the deal is. I don’t know if it’s a fear of injury, or a disrespectful thing, or if I just don’t want to think about something like that happening.”

― Chantal Sutherland

“I hope to be remembered as a very good jockey.”

― Chantal Sutherland

“A good jockey has to be physically well balanced. They have to possess a strong upper body and a strong lower body. You’ve gotta have quick reflexes, and you’ve got to be incredibly coordinated. But it’s you’re instincts that have to be perfect. You can’t be an exceptional rider without instincts.”

― Chantal Sutherland

“I want to see more girls coming in to the sport. There were actually a lot in Canada when I was riding there, but we can let girls know that they can be jockeys. And if they can’t be jockeys, why can’t they be owners or trainers? We need to invite girls in.”

― Chantal Sutherland

“I’ll say it’s not easy to keep yourself between 100 and 112 pounds every day of every month of the year. Especially for women. I’m a woman; once a month I retain water and I crave chocolate and sugar. Those are the toughest days.”

― Chantal Sutherland

“There was a pony named Barbapoppa that I received at the age of five, and he was very mischievous and maybe even devilish. Barbapoppa was the most fabulous first animal I was to have and challenged me much.”

― Chantal Sutherland

“I crossed paths with a horse that happened to change my life. That horse is Game On Dude, and what a horse! He’s a soldier. Together we traveled the world. We won the Santa Anita Big Cap, Goodwood, almost won the Breeder’s Cup Classic; we won the San Antonio, Hollywood Gold Cup and the Californian.”

― Chantal Sutherland

“I hope I’m one of many to come in the Dubai World Cup, and hope I see more women making it at this level. There are a lot of great female jockeys.”

― Chantal Sutherland

“I always wanted to be a professional athlete, it just took me a while to realise it would be in racing. I played field hockey competitively for Ontario since I was 13, 14. Then I tried for the national side and made it. But it was so competitive. The girls were just so big and strong. I was getting crushed.”

― Chantal Sutherland

“Right about when I turned 13, I realized that women could be jockeys, from my travels to the racetrack with my dad.”

― Chantal Sutherland

“I know a lot of young girls look up to me. I have a lot of fans.”

― Chantal Sutherland
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