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Faces at the Races: Dave Wilson

On the back of the colt is an equally keen and proud Dave Wilson, one of Canada's winningest jockeys who has surged back to top form just two years after a sudden illness took him by surprise. An agonizing encounter with pancreatitis late in 2009 cut Wilson's racing season short and set a scare among the racing industry. Everyone, including Wilson, wondered: was the four-time leading rider and double Sovereign Award winner going to get back to championship form? As the 44-year-old gets ready to begin the 2012 season at his Vancouver track, all signs say the accomplished horseman is on the way again. It has been quite a ride for Wilson who was the apprentice riding sensation in Canada in 1994 just one year after taking out his jockey's license. He won the award again the next season, also. “I wasn't really a horse guy when I was young,”…

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