Thoroughbred Trainer Bio

Born: 12/8/1957 in Toronto, Ontario
Resides: Mississauga, Ontario


  • Carroll finished the Woodbine meet with 21 wins from 130 starts, good for purse earnings of $1,824,545
  • She campaigned 3-year old Amis Gizmo to three stakes wins between Woodbine and Fort Erie. The son of Giant Gizmo captured the Plate Trial Stakes and Grade 3 Ontario Derby at Woodbine, and won the Prince of Wales Stakes at Fort Erie. He also finished second to Sir Dudley Digges in the Queen's Plate
  • Carroll recorded five stakes wins in all at Woodbine in 2016. Along with the pair of wins from Amis Gizmo, Carroll also recorded stakes wins with Gamble's Ghost (Grade 3 Selene S.), Treasuring (Star Shoot S.), and Moonlit Promise (La Lorgnette S.). Gamble's Ghost also finished second in the Woodbine Oaks
Recent Woodbine Record
​2016 ​130 ​21 ​t-15 ​$1,824,545 ​5
2015​ ​137 ​33 ​7 ​$2,250,453 ​7
​2014 ​123 ​25 ​9 ​$2,272,462 ​7
​2013 ​133 ​34 ​4 ​$1,742,552 ​5
​2012 ​156 ​26 ​10 ​$1,669,515 ​5
2011 190 33 8 $2,702,826 6
2010 175 26 13 $1,627,597 3
2009 198 32 11 $2,380,682 7
2008 202 29 13 $2,326,538 6
2007 188 30 10 $1,793,107 2
2006 169 25 t-10 $2,310,933 3
2005 139 25 13 $1,662,660 8
2004 146 22 t-15 $1,413,653 -
2003 157 27 t-12 $1,953,914 4
2002 132 20 t-21 $1,498,563 3
2001 110 21 t-17 $1,067,481 1
2000 84 8 t-53 $505,578 1
1999 89 13 t-30 $426,392 -
1998 102 11 t-37 $428,753 2
Lifetime Wins

732 (since 1994)

  • Carroll’s first year as a trainer was 1994, when she captured seven races and $187,956 in purse earnings...saddled Lilac Charm for her first career win on September 21, 1994 at Woodbine
  • In 1995, Carroll won four stakes, three of which were won by Tethra
  • Increased her wins to 15 in 1997
  • In 1998, won stakes with Ragged Kingdom (Toronto Cup) and Vice N’  Friendly (Achievement)
  • In 2000, saddled Sam Lord’s Castle to a win in the LeComte Stakes
  • In late 2001, Carroll finished one-two in the Sugar Bowl Handicap (at Fair Grounds) with Mapp Hill and Lead By Example, who won the Old Hickory Stakes earlier in the 2001 meet......won 21 races in 110 starts for a solid 19.0% win rate in 2001...surpassed the $1-million mark for the first time at Woodbine...won one Woodbine stakes race, scoring with Boston Twist in the Glorious Song.....her record with two-year-olds was an extraordinary 10 for 33 (30.30%)
  • In 2002, won stakes with Handpainted (My Dear, Ontario Debutante) and Buffalo Jump (Glorious Song)
  • In 2003, Carroll recorded career-highs in wins, ranking and purse earnings...captured stakes with Bachelor Blues (Summer), Dream About (Mazarine Breeders’ Cup) and Willow Bunch (La Lorgnette and Jammed Lovely)
  • In 2004 earned $1,413,653 and ranked tied for 15th in the standings, from 22 wins
  • In 2005, Carroll established a new career-high with eight Woodbine stakes wins…added-money winners included Estevan (Labeeb), Vibank (Victoria, Clarendon) and Edenwold (Colin, Bull Page, Simcoe)…Carroll racked up 14 wins from 46 starts with her two-year-olds (30.4%)
  • spent 2005-2006 off-season at Santa Anita due to cancellation of Fair Grounds meet due to Hurricane Katrina
  • In 2006, Carroll successfully conditioned her first Queen’s Plate winnner (Edenwold), becoming the first female trainer to taste ‘Guineas’ glory…the victory helped propel her into $2-million territory for the first time…among her three Woodbine stakes scores was the Grade 2 Whimsical with Abounding Truth
  • In 2007, Carroll finished in the top-10 for second straight season…her 14 juvenile wins tied for her third in the standings
  • wintered at the Fair Grounds in 2007-2008, recording eight wins and 16 top-three finishes from 37 starts
  • In February 2008 won her first race at Gulfstream Park since 2000…in 2008, Carroll had the best meet of her career, earning $2,326,538….a 10-stakes race haul equalled her career-best 2005 season…won Marine, Manitoba Derby and Canadian Derby with Matt’s Broken Vow…captured Display with Patena
  • Added two early 2009 stakes wins at the Fair Grounds in 2009 (Smart Surprise, Good and Lucky)
  • Carroll has 77 career stakes wins (42 at Woodbine), including 13 graded victories
  • Graded winners include Swingin On Ice, Bachelor Blues, Dream About, Brushed Halory, Matt’s Broken Vow, Springside, Careless Jewel, Serenading and Smart Surprise
  • Other horses she's conditioned in her career are the multiple stakes-winning Tethra, Handpainted, Mr. Sulu and Good and Tough
  • In 2009, Carroll earned career-best $2,380,682 at the meet: about $55,000 more than 2008
  • Won as many stakes away from Woodbine as she did at the Toronto oval (overall, a career-best 14 stakes)
  • Stable star Careless Jewel began her career at Woodbine, but made a name for herself in U.S. with smashing scores in Gr. 1 Alabama and Gr. 2 Delaware Oaks
  • The speedy grey remains in training and will be a four-year-old force with which to reckon
  • A sophomore star to watch in 2010 is Cascading, who won the Glorious Song
  • Multiple stakes winner Serenading (Maple Leaf and Fall City Handicap) won a Sovereign as Top Older Female
  • Sovereign finalist Smart Surprise won four added-money events (three at Woodbine)
  • Carroll has 82 career stakes wins (45 at Woodbine), including 13 graded victories
  • Graded winners include Swingin On Ice, Bachelor Blues, Dream About, Brushed Halory, Matt’s Broken Vow, Springside, Careless Jewl, Serenading and Smart Surprise
  • Other horses she's conditioned in her career are the multiple stakes-winning Tethra, Handpainted, Mr. Sulu and Good and Tough…13th overall in total Woodbine wins (239) from 2000 to 2009
  • In a three-way tie (with Reade Baker and Dan Vella) for 9th in total E.P. Taylor turf triumphs from 2000 to 2009 (43-for-377)
  • In 2010, won her 500th career race with Ice Crystal on Oct. 14
  • Trains Queen’s Plate Winterbook favorite, 3yo filly Inglorious
  • Inglorious was 2-for-2 in 2010, both wins in stakes (Fanfreluche, Ontario Lassie)
  • 10 years in a row with at least 20 wins and $1 million earnings
  • Eighth year in a row in top-15 in standings
  • 5-for-33 with juveniles
  • Added 21 seconds and 22 thirds (ITM% of 39.4)
  • 115-for-704 on Polytrack since 2006
  • In 2011, captured the La Lorgnette, Woodbine Oaks and Queen's Plate with Donver Stables' filly Inglorious
  • In addition to her success in the Canadian Classics, Inglorious also finished second in the Grade 3 Rachel Alexandra and fourth in the Grade 2 Fair Grounds Oaks
  • Reached a new high in career earnings having banked $2,702,826
  • Six stake scores included wins by Notacloudinthesky (Nandi), James Street (Seagram Cup) and Indian Evening (Swynford)
  • Tied for fifth in turf wins with five
  • Campaign started on the right foot with a New Year's day score at Fair Grounds with Avie's Tale in the Blushing K.D Handicap
  • In 2012, Carroll finsihed tenth in the trainers standings with 26 wins including five added-money scores topped by a win from James Street in the G2 Autumn
  • In 2013, Carroll conditioned a trip of graded stakes winners led by Leigh Court (G3 Ontario Colleen), James Street (G3 Durham Cup) and Ami's Holiday (G3 Grey). Leigh Court would be named Canada's champion three-year-old filly at the 2013 Sovereign Awards
  • In 2014 Carroll enjoyed a tremendous campaign winning seven stakes races at Woodbine including graded stakes scores by Lukes Alley (G2 Autumn, G3 Durham Cup), Leigh Court (G3 Seaway) and Karibu Gardens (G2 Sky Classic)
  • Carroll also achieved success on the road with Leigh Court who traveled to Keeneland to win the G2 Thoroughbred Cup of America Stakes
  • Led Ami's Holiday through all three legs of the Triple Crown finishing second in the Queen's Plate and third in the Prince of Wales, before an impressive score on the lawn in the Breeders' Stakes
Beyond the Barn
  • Clipped newspaper articles about horse racing in her youth
  • Attended equine program at Humber before being placed at the racetrack
  • Assisted trainer Mike Doyle and Michael Tammaro, before the latter encouraged her to go on and become a trainer.