Jockey Bio

Born: 10/9/1977 in Twinsburg, Ohio
Resides: Toronto, ON


  • Follow Campbell on Twitter @JockeyJesse
  • Campbell finished fifth in the jockey standings with 95 wins from 681 starts
  • Finished the meet with seven stakes wins, four of which came aboard 3-year old filly Caren. Campbell guided Caren to stakes wins in the Bison City Stakes, Wonder Where Stakes, G3 Ontario Colleen Stakes, and Carotene Stakes
  • Campbell's other stakes winners included Lady Shipman (G3 Royal North S.), Hot Kiss (Trillium S.) and Will She (Fanfreluche S.)
  • 82 of Campbell's 95 wins came on the main track
Woodbine Stakes Wins
​2016 ​7
​2015 ​​8
​2014 ​8
​2013 ​10
​2012 ​4
2011 6
Recent Woodbine Record
​2016 ​681 ​95 ​5 ​$5,125,043
2015​ ​619 ​81 ​5 ​$4,539,370
​2014 ​659 ​100 ​t-4 ​$5,270,797
​2013 ​665 ​91 ​3 ​$5,607,039
​2012 ​649 ​86 ​6 ​$4,095,254
2011 525 60 t-10 $3,198,859
 MOUNTS 1st 2nd 3rd
16,922 2,160 2,196 2,194

As of April 1, 2017
  • won his first career race at Arlington Park on July 20, 1995, on a horse (Apostle Island) trained by his father and bred by his grandfather
  • was Hawthorne's leading apprentice and second-leading rider during the track's 1996 meet
  • captured his first-ever riding title  in 1997 at Hawthorne and earned his first stakes victory with Instant Charmer in the Sugar N Spice Handicap that same year at Hoosier Park
  • recorded his 1,000th career victory on June 25, 2005
  • took the 2011 running of the $500,000 Super Derby with Apart
  • in 2011, he tied for 10th in his first year at Woodbine, winning 60 races, including six stakes
  • two of his added-money scores came with Jenny's So Great (Zadracarta and Royal North)
  • won 23 races and nearly $1-million in purse earnings from October 1 - December 4
  • first Toronto oval victory came with Miss Lulu Belle on April 2
  • teamed with trainer Greg de Gannes to win seven races, along with 21 top-three finishes from 44 starts
  • In 2012, Campbell guided champion sprinter Essence Hit Man to victories in three stakes including the Grade 3 Vigil and Bold Venture Stakes​ as well as the Jacques Cartier Stakes
  • 2013 was a breakthrough season at Woodbine for Campbell finishing third in the jockey standings with 91 wins in a season that saw the journeyman capture his first Queen's Plate score aboard the front-running Midnight Aria.
  • In 2014, Campbell reached the century mark in victories at Woodbine for the first time good for a tie for fourth in the standings
  • In May, Campbell captured the Grade 2 Nassau Stakes with Solid Appeal
  • Campbell finished tied for fourth in the jockey standings with 100 wins
  • Journeyman jock guided Solid Appeal to victory in the Grade 2 Nassau Stakes
  • In November, Campbell ventured to Santa Anita where he piloted Private Prospect to a ninth-place finish in the Grade 1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile.  The Discreet Cat colt is trained by his father, Mike Campbell
  • In 2015, Campbell won his 2000th career race on May 18 at Woodbine when he guided Sweet Grass Creek to an impressive maiden score
  • Won with 81 of his 619 mounts including eight stakes wins, equaling his 2014 total
  • Of his eight stakes wins, four came aboard stunning junvenile filly Caren who captured the Shady Well, Nandi, Victorian Queen and Princess Elizabeth Stakes.  Campbell added another three stakes tallies with Riker who landed the Colin, Swynford and G3 Grey Stakes.  His other stakes winner, Midnight Miley, won the La Lorgnette Stakes
  • Won at a 15.3% clip on the Woodbine main with 62 wins from 404 starts
After the Wire
  • learned to ride horses with his twin brother Joel at his grandparents' farm in northern Wisconsin
  • an aunt gave each of the boys their own horse when they were six
  • both brothers enjoyed great success in the show ring
  • graduated high school and began riding full-time in 1996
  • won two graded stakes races in one year for his father, trainer Michael Campbell
  • had two uncles that were riders, cousins Jeff and George Mills, who rode in Ohio and at Fairmount Park
  • favourite sport is golf
  • wife's name is Allyson