Barbara Jo Rubin

Rubin To Be Honored In Aqueduct Winner’s Circle Presentation April 6

Exactly a half-century ago, Barbara Jo Rubin became the first female jockey to win a race in the Empire State, drawing national attention after piloting Bravy Galaxy to victory in front of a packed grandstand at Aqueduct Racetrack. Rubin, who will be honored with a winner’s circle presentation at Aqueduct Racetrack on Saturday, April 6, […]

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Pioneer Jockey Barbara Jo Rubin To Mark 50th Anniversary Of Charles Town Ride

Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races will welcome back and honor Barbara Jo Rubin on February 22, which marks the 50th¬†anniversary to the day of her historic ride when she became the first female rider to win a race against men at a nationally recognized racetrack in the United States. Rubin will attend the races […]

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‘Lady Legends’ Event to Be Held for Final Time on Friday at Pimlico

Andrea Seefeldt Knight has never considered herself a legend. On Friday afternoon at Pimlico Race Course, once again, she becomes one. After a two-year absence, the 51-year-old Maryland resident returns to the lineup for Lady Legends for the Cure, which brings together an elite group of eight retired female riders in a pari-mutuel race. It […]

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Keeneland to Celebrate Female Jockeys on Sunday

Approximately 25 retired and active female jockeys, including those who were first allowed to ride in 1969 and some of the most accomplished members of their profession, will be honored at Keeneland on April 13 as part of Horses and Hope Pink Day. Fans are encouraged to wear pink to raise breast cancer awareness and […]

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Keeneland, Horses and Hope to Co-Host ‘Ladies of the Turf’ Pink Day April 13

Approximately 25 retired and active female jockeys, including those who were first allowed to ride in 1969 and some of the most accomplished members of their profession, will be honored at Keeneland on April 13 as part of Horses and Hope Pink Day. Keeneland co-hosts Pink Day with Horses and Hope, First Lady Jane Beshear’s […]

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GOOD NEWS FRIDAY sponsored by Liberation Farm: OUR PINK WARRIOR

By Bradford Cummings Going into this week, I was planning to write about the Lady Legends for the Cure Race set to run today at Pimlico at 1:45 and sponsored by the Susan G. Komen Foundation. This will be a great way to honor some of the top trailblazing female jockeys featuring PJ Cooksey (the […]

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