Jockey Bio

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

2012


Statistics
Woodbine Stakes Wins
 YEAR  WINS
​2012 ​4
2011 6
Recent Woodbine Record
YEAR STARTS WINS RANK PURSE EARNINGS
​2012 ​649 ​86 ​6 ​$4,095,254
2011 525 60 t-10 $3,198,859
Lifetime
 MOUNTS 1st 2nd 3rd
 14,244 1,787 1,851 1,823

As of December 31, 2012
Career
  • 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
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