Jockey Bio

Emile
 Ramsammy
Born: 12/11/1962 in Trinidad, West Indies
Resides: Brampton, Ontario

2016

  • Recorded five wins from 98 mounts with purse earnings of $208,314
  • Has now won one race in 27 consecutive Woodbine meets
  • Winners during the Woodbine meet included Ameritime, Binks Forest, Kinkora Heat, Victoria Rules, and Woven Lady
  • Added another win at Fort Erie aboard Red Fever
Statistics
Woodbine Stakes Wins
 YEAR  WINS
​2016 ​--
​2015 ​​1
​2014 ​--
​2013 ​--
​2012 ​--
2011 5
2010 4
2009 6
2008 4
2007
2006
2005 11 
2004 10
2003 15
2002 11
2001 8
2000 9
1999 3
1998 1
1997 10
Recent Woodbine Record
YEAR STARTS WINS RANK PURSE EARNINGS
​2016 ​98 ​5 ​t-24 ​$208,314
2015​ ​201 ​7 ​t-22 ​$557,641
​2014 ​207 ​5 ​23 ​$553,898
​2013 ​237 ​16 ​t-18 ​$673,702
​2012 ​333 ​17 ​20 ​$983,707
2011 677 63 t-8 $3,282,104
2010 857 104 6 $5,057,082
2009 898 121 4 $5,620,330
2008 854 102 5 $5,199,193
2007 805 124 t-3 $5,654,524
2006 565 76 6 $4,508,180
2005 654 84 7 $4,906,335
2004 726 74 5 $5,036,315
2003 796 123 3 $7,106,187
2002 807 122 4 $7,088,188
2001 817 130 3 $6,251,476
2000 725 106 4 $5,101,329
1999 71 14 23 $577,685
1998 6 2 t-38 $52,076
1997 1,005 170 1 $3,572,704
Lifetime
 MOUNTS 1st 2nd 3rd
18,202 2,234 2,232 2,182

As of April 1, 2017​
Career
  • won first lifetime race aboard Blue Grass in May, 1980 in Trinidad
  • hailed as one of the best jockeys ever produced in the Caribbean after winning three Cockspur Gold Cups and establishing several riding records through the 1980's
  • rode 500 winners in the Caribbean including the 1989 season in which he won 82 races in only 43 racing dates
  • vacationed in Canada in 1989 and was persuaded to ride here by veteran trainer, the late Jerry Meyer
  • in 1994, Ramsammy's local career began to gain momentum as he won 81 races at Woodbine and won his first local stakes event aboard Bo Cheryl in the 1994 Princess Elizabeth
  • two weeks later, Ramsammy was thrilled to ride the filly in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies, finishing ninth
  • in 1995, Ramsammy won 122 races
  • in '96, he won 175 races including a Queen's Plate victory with Victor Cooley, and was honoured with a Sovereign Award as Canada's most outstanding jockey
  • in '97, he captured a second straight Sovereign Award, leading in nearly every major riding category including wins (170) and purse earnings ($3.57 million)
  • made the move to California in 1998 where he enjoyed some success, winning 68 races, $2.6 million in earnings and seven stakes
  • in '99, he suffered a shoulder injury in a spill at Woodbine in the race following the Queen's Plate, in which he'd finished third with Frank Stronach's Euchre
  • made the return to Woodbine in the spring of 2000 where he climbed to fourth in the standings despite missing the first six weeks of the season
  • in 2001, he ranked third in the riders colony with 130 wins
  • earned $6,251,476 in purses, scoring victories in eight Woodbine stakes
  • his 24 wins aboard juveniles was tops in the colony tied with Patrick Husbands
  • on November 24, Ramsammy captured an incredible five wins at Woodbine including the Sir Barton Stakes (all five wins were aboard horse number two)
  • another typically strong season from Ramsammy in 2002, who was just nosed out for third in the standings, finishing fourth with 122 wins
  • rode Knob Hill Stable's Chopinina to a second-place finish in the Atto Mile at odds of 55-1
  • finished with 11 stakes victories
  • a Sovereign Award finalist in 2003, Ramsammy, who finished third in the standings with 123 wins, was a major force at the Toronto oval
  • shrugging off a spill on October 9 (he resumed riding the following day), Ramsammy was back on the winning track, capturing the first, fourth, fifth and 10th races on October 11
  • won 15 stakes, a career-best total for the Brampton resident, who eclipsed his previous mark of 11 added-money events, set in 2002...teamed with 2002 Horse of the Year Wake At Noon to capture three stakes victories, the Vigil, Izvestia and Seagram Cup
  • guided Sovereign Award winner One For Rose (Top Older Mare) to wins in the 2003 runnings of the Algoma and Maple Leaf...captured a trio of stakes with Tusayan (Bold Ruckus, Vice Regent and Bunty Lawless)
  • in 2004, Ramsammy ranked fifth
  • his 10 stakes wins were second-best in the colony, victories that included the New Providence with Barbeau Ruckus and the Song with Shout to the North
  • teamed with multiple Sovereign Award champion One For Rose (Top Older Mare) to take the Ontario Matron, Seagram Cup, Algoma and Maple Leaf Stakes
  • in 2005, 'Rose' to the occasion with now retired three-time Sovereign winner (Top Older Mare in 2003, 2004 and 2005) One For Rose, winning the Ontario Matron, Seagram and Algoma
  • won 11 stakes in all, including the Overskate and Mt. Sassafras with Sovereign finalist (Top Sprinter) Mister Coop
  • eclipsed the 1,500 win mark
  • in 2006, the biggest highlight of Ramsammy’s campaign came in the 147th running of the Queen’s Plate, teaming with Edenwold to take the ‘Gallop for the Guineas’
  • won five local stakes in all, with five different horses, including a shocker with Mark Casse-trained Sprung in the Grade 3 Natalma
  • in 2007, was a Sovereign Award finalist for Top Rider
  • ranked tied for third in the standings courtesy of 124 wins
  • eight consecutive year in the top seven
  • had third most route wins (44) in the colony
  • teamed with Last Answer for a masterful win in the Nijinsky Stakes
  • other added-money winners included Bear Now and Vestrey Lady
  • in 2008, finished fifth overall in the colony, recording 102 winshas finished in top seven nine consecutive years
  • reached $5-million in purse earnings for the second straight campaign
  • his 73 sprint wins ranked him third in the category
  • won four Woodbine stakes, including the Star Shoot and Selene with Verdana Bold
  • in 2009, won 121 races at Woodbine to rank fourth overall, including his 2,000th win on November 29
  • third consecutive campaign with 100-plus wins
  • recorded six local stakes wins with six different horses
  • posted 339 top-three finishes at the Toronto oval
  • in 2010, won 104 races, topping the three-digit mark for the fourth consecutive campaign

  • recorded four local stakes scores, including the Grade 3 Seaway with Hooh Why and the Grade 3 Mazarine with Wyomia 

  • posted 294 top-three finishes

  • In 2011, won three stakes with Atlantic Hurricane, taking the Bessarabian, Ontario Fashion and Seaway
  • also triumphed with Bear's Chill in the Queenston and Kara's Orientation in the Sky Classic
  • won 63 races at the Toronto oval, including five for trainers Mike De Paulo and Abraham Katryan
  • recorded 199  top-three finishes
  • 2011 recipient of the Avelino Gomez Memorial Award
  • In 2012, Ramsammy won 17 races from 333 starts
  • In 2013, Ramsammy had his picture snapped 16 times from just 237 mounts
  • 2014 limited to 207 mounts in 2014, Ramsammy won five races including a nice allowance score with Skylander Girl
  • In 2015, recorded the 33rd graded stakes win of his career when Skylander Girl made the grade with a front-running tour de force in the 6 1/2-furlong G3 Hendrie Stakes
  • Consistent veteran has notched at least one win per year in a 26-year streak that dates back to 1990
  • Added another five wins at Fort Erie including allowance scores with Racen and Gtmeoutahereseamus
After the Wire
  • lifetime record listed doesn't include totals as a jockey in the Caribbean
  • learned to ride at a racetrack sponsored riding school in Trinidad
  • Emile, along with fellow Woodbine regular Richard Dos Ramos, took part in a Jockey's Challenge at Santa Rosa Park in December of 2004, an event that broke wagering and attendance records at the Trinidad racetrack.
  • "It's a nice achievement," said Ramsammy, of his 2,000th win. "It speaks for itself. It wasn't something I thought about when I started out. I started riding and I just wanted to win."