Jockey Bio

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


  • 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
  • Follow Campbell on Twitter @JockeyJesse
Woodbine Stakes Wins
​2014 ​8
​2013 ​10
​2012 ​4
2011 6
Recent Woodbine Record
​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
15,618 1,984 2,023 2,015

As of January 14, 2015​
  • 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
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