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Hugh Sinclair

Name Birth Date: August 14, 1966
Year Started Outriding: 1982
Year Started Driving: 1987
Hometown: Grande Prairie, AB
WPCA Championship Final Heat Qualifications: 32
WINS: 12

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World Professional Standings
2013 - 34th
2012 - 24th
2011 - 22nd
2010 - 11th/12th
2009 - 11th
2008 - 5th
2007 - 27th
2006 - 25th
2005 - 8th
2004 - 9th
2003 - 17th

Major Awards And Victories

  • 1982: WPCA Top Rookie Outrider
  • 1986: Rod Glass Memorial Award (Most Improved Outrider)
  • 1988: Calgary Stampede Rangeland Derby Champion Outrider, Calgary Stampede Aggregate Champion Outrider
  • 1990: Calgary Stampede Rangeland Derby Champion Outrider
  • 1991: Ponoka Stampede Champion Outrider
  • 1993: Kamloops Rangeland Derby
  • 1998: Klondike Chuckwagon Derby, WPCA Most Improved Chuckwagon Outfit
  • 2000: Calgary Stampede Rangeland Derby Champion Driver, Richard Cosgrave Memorial Award, Battle Of The North
  • 2001: Battle Of The North
  • 2002: Battle Of The North
  • 2003: Battle Of The North
  • 2004: North American Chuckwagon Championship, Calgary Stampede Rangeland Derby Champion Driver
  • 2005: Strathmore Heritage Days, WPCA Equine Award Of Excellence - "MIRAGE" - Champion Left Leader
  • 2006: Calgary Stampede Rangeland Derby Champion Driver
  • 2008: Calgary Stampede Rangeland Derby Champion Driver, Red Deer Chuckwagon Championship, WPCA Dodge Pro Tour Championship
  • 2009: Battle of the North
  • 2010: WPCA Equine Award Of Excellence - "CIANO" - Champion Left Wheeler
  • 2011: Battle of the Rockies
  • 2012: Calgary Stampede Equine Outfit of Excellence - "CIANO" - Champion Left Wheeler, Battle of the Rockies, WPCA Equine Outfit of Excellence - "BUMP " - Champion Left Wheeler)

 
Personal Information
 

An elite driver with a very decorated and distinguished career, Hugh is a four–time Calgary Stampede GMC Rangeland Derby Champion and was the Calgary Stampede's Aggregate winner in 2000. In 2012 his horse “Ciano” was named to the Calgary Stampede’s inaugural Equine Outfit of Excellence, his horse “Bump” was named to the WPCA’s Equine Outfit of Excellence, and he successfully defended his title at the Battle of the Rockies. 2012 saw Hugh post 14 top ten runs, all of which were in the top five, with 6 of those runs being first place.  He qualified for back to back winner–take–all finals at the Battle of the North in Dawson Creek, and the Battle of the Rockies in Rocky Mountain House. Hugh has had three horses named to the WPCA's Equine Outfit of Excellence, was the WPCA's Top Rookie Outrider in 1982, WPCA’s Most Improved Outrider in 1986, and received the WPCA's Most Improved Chuckwagon Outfit Award in 1998. He is undefeated in the Calgary Stampede GMC Rangeland Derby's winner–take–all championship final heat having qualified and won four times. Hugh outrode for two Calgary Stampede GMC Rangeland Derby Championship outfits and one Calgary Stampede Aggregate winner.  He has won eighteen major chuckwagon titles over his career and holds two WPCA?track records. Hugh is a second-generation driver whose father Tom Sinclair was a top competitor throughout the 1970's. Hugh and his wife Carolyn, who received the WPCA’s Special Recognition Award in 2010 for her work on the book entitled “Beyond the Half Mile,” make their home in Grande Prairie, Alberta. He has a daughter Chandie, and enjoys all sports, especially hockey.  

 


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