Josie Carroll

Josie Carroll

Born:               December 8, 1957, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Resides:           Toronto, Canada

  • Trainer Josie Carroll did not grow up in a racing family like many trainers.  However, as a child she clipped articles and followed the sport.  Once in college for equine studies, she served an internship on the racetrack at Woodbine in 1980’s and ironically never left. 
  • She worked as an assistant for trainers John Tammaro, Sr., Roger Attfield, John Tammaro, Jr., who encouraged her to go out on her own.  In 1994, she took out her trainer’s license and on September 21 of that year saddled Lilac Charm for the win at Woodbine. 
  • Careless Jewel earned Carroll her first grade one stakes victory when she crushed the field in the Alabama in 2009. 
  • She became the first female trainer to win Canada’s most prestigious race, the Queen’s Plate, in 2006 with Edenwold and won her second Queen’s Plate in 2011 with three-year-old filly Inglorious, the first filly to win the race since 2001. 
  • Standout runners for 2013 in Carroll’s barn were: Leigh Court, winner at Woodbine in the Duchess Stake, Ontario Colleen Stake, La Lorgnette Stake, Inaugural Stake winner Leinan, Grey Stake winner Ami’s Holiday, and Durham Cup Stake winner James Street.