Jockey Bio

Steve Bahen
Steve
 Bahen
Born: 6/29/1966 in Montreal, Quebec
Resides: Brampton, Ontario

2012

Statistics
Woodbine Stakes Wins
YEAR WINS
​2012 3
2011 2
2010 --
2009 --
2008 1
2007 1
2006 5
2005 1
2004 7
2003 1
2002 3
2001 --
2000 -- 
1999 4
1998 7
Recent Woodbine Record
YEAR STARTS WINS RANK PURSE EARNINGS
​2012 ​559 ​54 ​7 ​$2,670,811
2011 428 32 16 $1,718,465
2010 510 40 15 $1,813,168
2009 513 33 17 $1,674,569
2008 450 21 20 $1,653,254
2007 337 19 23 $1,121,130
2006 372 30 17 $1,996,232
2005 439 38 13 $2,053,484
2004 539 67 t-6 $3,450,291
2003 594 60 8 $2,878,780
2002 559 47 13 $3,310,744
2001 445 52 13 $2,386,725
2000 566 45 16 $2,182,375
1999 670 69 9 $2,196,508
1998 630 79 t-7 $2,201,416
Lifetime
MOUNTS 1st 2nd 3rd
13,576 1,283 1,482 1,534


As of December 31, 2012

Career
  • first career win was aboard Micheline on July 7, 1986 at Woodbine
  • won second race aboard Micheline as well
  • first stakes victory came aboard Vanessa's Pride in the 1988 Niagara Stakes at Finger Lakes
  • first Woodbine stakes win came aboard Desert Waves in the 1993 Heresy Breeders’ Cup Stakes
  • career began to take off in 1990, winning 10 races at Woodbine
  • his win total increased each year up to 1997 with marks of 19, 35, 53, 69, 88 and 101
  • thrust into the spotlight in 1995, piloting eventual 1996 Horse of the Year, Mt. Sassafras, to a third in both the Queen’s Plate and Grade I Molson Export Million, and a head-bob loss in the Breeders’ Stakes
  • won  the 1996 Canadian Oaks aboard Sovereign Award winning sophomore filly, Silent Fleet.
  • had a career season in 1997, setting lifetime marks in virtually every major category including wins (101), Woodbine stakes wins (8) and ranking (fifth)
  • in ‘97 he also captured his first ever Triple Crown win aboard John the Magician in the Breeders’ Stakes
  • in 1998, after injury cost him some time, Bahen finished his season with an excellent second half, collecting 63 of his 79 victories after July 1
  • in 1999, he became the first rider to sweep both divisions of the Juvenile Stakes (fillies and colts & geldings)
  • by far, Bahen’s biggest career highlight came in the 2002 Queen’s Plate, as he guided 82-1 longshot T J’s Lucky Moon to victory in the 143rd running of the event
  • teamed with two-year-old filly Miss Crissy to win back-to-back stakes (Victorian Queen, Fanfreluche) and topped the $3-million mark ($3,310,744) in earnings for the first time in his career
  • began his 2003 campaign in bang-up fashion, taking the first race of the thoroughbred meet aboard owner-trainer Barb Minshall’s Battlements
  • won the La Prevoyante Stakes aboard Miss Crissy
  • other multiple stakes winners include No Foul Play, Lady Beverly, Festive Knight, Nicole's Legacy and Le Cinquieme Essai
  • in 2004, Bahen achieved his highest ranking in the standings (tied for sixth) since 1997 when the Montreal native finished fifth
  • set a personal record in the purse earnings category ($3,450,291) and captured seven-added money scores, including three stakes (Muskoka, Victorian Queen and Fanfreluche) with Sovereign Award winner Simply Lovely (Champion Two-Year-Old Filly)
  • backers of Bahen’s were pleased with his average $2 win payout ($16.58), representing the highest total amongst top 10 Toronto oval riders
  • in 2005, won his 1,000th career race with Dave the Knave ($2.80) on May 6
  • won Connaught Cup with Le Cinquieme Essai
  • teamed with the Paul Nielsen trainee to finish third in the Atto Mile, pushing Le Cinquieme Essai over the $1-million mark in career earnings
  • average win odds of 8.63 was best among top 20 Woodbine riders
  • topped $2-million mark in yearly purse earnings for ninth consecutive campaign
  • won five stakes races, including the Grade 2 Play the King with Cinquieme Essai
  • won the Lady Angela and the La Prevoyante with London Snow
  • other stakes winners were Grandy’s Glory in the Fanfreluche and Ontario Jockey Club with Millfleet
  • in 2007, average win odds of 10.95 translated into a payout of $23.90 per $2 win wager
  • teamed with Le Cinquieme Essai to take the Play the King Stakes
  • piloted 84-1 longshot Bankin On Candy to a second-place finish in the River Memories Stakes
  • increased his win, purse earnings and ranking numbers from 2007
  • took the Ballade Stakes with London Snow
  • recorded 126 top-three finishes at the Toronto oval
  • partnered Le Cinquieme Essai to a second-place finish in the Ontario Jockey Club Stakes
  • has 60 stakes wins in all, three graded
  • in 2009, increased his win total for the second consecutive campaign
  • increased his top-three total over 2008 (131-126)
  • finished second in the Victorian Queen Stakes with Nocookiesforpapa
  • in 2010, moved up three spots in the rankings over 2008
  • increased his win total, purse earnings and ranking for the third consecutive campaign 
  • rode 40 Woodbine winners: 26 sprints, 14 routes 
  • In 2011, finished the year five wins shy of 1,200 for his career
After the Wire
  • like several jockeys, began racetrack career walking “hots” and grooming horses
  • won the 2003 WWE Day race with Gavro.