female jockey

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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