female jockey

Sophie Doyle Unanimously Voted Jockey Of The Week After First Grade 1 Win

In a rare unanimous vote, Sophie Doyle was voted Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for September 16-22, 2019. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders in North America. Jockey of the Week […]

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‘One Sweet Ride’: Krone To Be Double Honored At Del Mar Next Saturday

Julie Krone, the most accomplished female rider in the history of Thoroughbred racing, will have her praises sung twice at Del Mar next Saturday on TVG Pacific Classic Day when she’ll be presented the prestigious Laffit Pincay, Jr. Award and take part in the signing of a new book written about her 2003 season at […]

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‘I Hope I Can Inspire Other Female Riders’: Women Jockeys’ World Cup Won By Japan’s Nanako Fujita

The Women Jockeys’ World Cup Victory was seized by Japan when the country’s only female rider, Nanako Fujita, was crowned champion at Bro Park, Stockholm, on Sunday. The 22-year-old who arrived in Sweden with 62 winners to her credit won the points-based competition which is staged over five legs with a total of 48 points […]

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Jockey Green Taking Advantage Of Fair Grounds ‘Learning Experience’

Jockey Aubrie Green took a leap of faith when she decided to ride full-time at the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots for the winter. Said leap has proven to be a good decision as the native of Boise, Idaho has been competitive on the circuit. “It’s been really good so far,” Green, 30, said. “I was […]

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30-Year-Old Apprentice Aubrie Green Finds A Place To ‘Belong’ At Louisiana Downs

Many features on apprentice jockeys making their mark involve young riders, even teenagers, winning their first races at an early age. Some come from a racing family, following in the footsteps of a father, uncle or cousin. Louisiana Downs apprentice Aubrie Green has written a very different story for her journey in becoming a professional […]

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Lady Jockeys’ Championship Draws Britain’s Most Successful Female Rider Out Of Retirement

Britain’s most successful female jockey has officially been retired since 2015, though she has recently turned her talents to become an on-air personality for ITV Racing during the Royal Ascot meeting. Hayley Turner plans to return to the saddle, according to racingpost.com, in order to contest the inaugural Lady Jockeys’ Thoroughbred World Championship to be be […]

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Sofia Rodriguez Rides First North American Winner Saturday At Arlington

New addition to the Arlington jockey colony Sofia Rodriguez rode her first North American winner in Saturday’s first race aboard Thomas Kassel and Juan Perez’s Nicolas Perez-trainee Bartbaalu, a 6-year-old gelding making his 38th lifetime start against maidens. The 21-year-old Rodriguez settled her charge along the rail a length off the pacesetter in the early […]

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Kim Hye Sun Becomes First Female Jockey To Win A Korean Classic

Kim Hye Sun made history in Korea last week when she became the first female jockey to win a Group race in that country, reports korearacing.live. Not only was her victory in a top-tier event, it came in a classic race: the Korean Oaks at Busan. Riding 56-1 outsider Jejui Haneul, Kim drove home fiercely […]

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Sutherland Celebrates 1,000th Victory At Santa Anita On Kentucky Derby Saturday

Chantal Sutherland celebrated her 1000th career victory aboard Donald Valpredo’s homebred Giro Candito in Kentucky Derby Saturday’s third race at Santa Anita Park. A California-bred gelding by Twirling Candy, Giro Candito is trained by Jeff Mullins. Over the course of her career, Sutherland has ridden a total of 7,979 races, according to Equibase, and earned […]

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Gender Discrimination? Just Six Women Have Ridden In The Kentucky Derby

The first woman to pilot a horse through the Kentucky Derby starting gate was Diane Crump in 1970, but since that time, only five others have followed in her footsteps, according to cnn.com. In fact, male jockeys outnumber their female counterparts 7-1 in everyday racing, but in top races, that ratio rises to 50-1. Women […]

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