Monday Morning Quarter Pole @WoodbineTB: Jockey Ryan Munger

Monday Morning Quarter Pole @WoodbineTB: Jockey Ryan Munger

TORONTO, February 19, 2024 – In this week’s edition of MMQP, jockey Ryan Munger talks about his impressive first season riding at Woodbine and what it will take to improve on last year’s numbers.

Starting Gate

  • 48 career wins (North America)  
  • 3 career stakes wins (North America)  
  • Top horses include Shamans Girl, Simply in Front, Lady Brew, Talk to Ya Later, Dresden Row  
  • Recorded 48 wins and posted 169 top-three finishes
  • Won his first start at Woodbine, on May 6, 2023, teaming with Silent Miracle for the 10-1 victory
  • Won the Lake Erie Stakes with Poulin in O T, the Glorious Song with A Little Frisky, and the Shady Well with Shamans Girl

Opening Quarter

“My first impression of Woodbine was, ‘Wow, finally after three years of waiting, I’m finally here.’ I was really excited to be there. To have my first ride be a winner was surreal and that really helped propel me forward to get the ball rolling so quickly.”

Half Mile

“I’m most proud of how well the season went. Moving to a new country and starting fresh in a new racing jurisdiction is always a challenge, but I was able to make it happen. In saying that, I had a lot of help along the way from the trainers, owners, my agent Mike Luider, and especially all the horses.” 

Stretch Drive

“As for what I learned about myself, I realized I can adapt to new challenges and different riding styles. Hard work and self-belief really do pay off.”

Finish Line

“This year, I want to better my win tally from last season and continue to work with a positive attitude.” 

Winner’s Circle

Links to stories with Ryan Munger:

MUNGER MAKES GREAT FIRST IMPRESSION, LOOKS FOR LASTING ONE AT WOODBINE

A LITTLE FRISKY IMPRESSES IN GLORIOUS SONG STAKES

WEEKEND NOTABLES & QUOTABLES (MAY 6-7)

FRAC DANCER HOLDS ON IN CLARENDON / FIRST-TIME STARTER SHAMANS GIRL SHOCKS IN SHADY WELL

Chris Lomon, Woodbine Communications / @WoodbineComms

Grace Martin
Grace Martin Communications Specialist, Woodbine Entertainment
Horse Racing - TB
About Woodbine Entertainment

Woodbine Racetrack is Canada’s home the biggest and most exciting thoroughbred races. Located in Toronto, Woodbine Racetrack typically operates thoroughbred racing from April through December. Premier races include the longest continuously ran horse race in North America, The Queen’s Plate, Breeders Cup win and you’re in races the Woodbine Mile, Summer and Natalma Stakes, along with the fan-favourite Canadian International Stakes. 

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