Debbie Hoonan

Birth Date: October 19, 1966
Birth Place: Tacoma, Washington

2012 Thoroughbred Statisitics

Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Winning % % In the Money
 230 52 55 31 23 60


2012 Quarterhorse Statisitics

Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Winning % % In the Money
 42 9 11 6 21 62


First Win:  At Yakima Meadows on board Bob's Estrella in 1987

Biggest Win(s):   Every win at the time seems like the biggest one

Favorite Horse:  Whatever one i'm on

Favorite Sport other than Horse Racing:  Football

Favorite Restaurant:  anything organic

Favorite Music:   depends on my mood, sometimes classical, sometimes punk rock

Spouse:  Lisa--5 years

Children: multliple four legged kids :)   Love Dogs!

Favorite Part of Portland Meadows:  The people are great, but I really love the horses

Heroes in Horse Racing: The horses are my heroes

Superstitions before a race: I kind of do everything the same, from putting my socks on, to getting legged up

Height/Weight:  5'2" 117lbs

Which does Debbie like more?

Closer or Speed Horse:  Whatever wins
Quarter Horse or Thoroughbred:  Both have pros and cons
Route or Sprint:   Route
Rail or Outside:  Outside
Coke or Pepsi:  Neither
Seattle or Portland:  Portland
Beer, Wine or Whiskey: None
Candy or Chocolate:  Chocolate
Country or Rock and Roll:  Rock, but all music too :)
Car or Truck:  I've had both and loved both
McDonalds or Burger King:  Neither
Beef, Chicken, or Pork:  Organic Filet Mignon

Additional Comments......Won the 2008-09 riding title at Portland Meadows, her first riding title.......Has ridden countless stakes winners at both Emerald Downs and Portland Meadows........Galloped some of the top horses in Southern California for years, including Ema Bovary.........Was the regular rider for the original People's Horse Mystacallie who made over $30,000 in earnings that season........Several times Debbie donated her mount fee to the Oregon National Guard who Mystacallie was running for.