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Festival Focus JULIE KRONE Jockey Ambassador

In a career characterised by firsts, the first female jockey to win an America Triple Crown race [1993 Belmont Stakes with Colonial Affair], the first to be inducted into the Hall of Fame [2000], first to take a major title at a major North American track, first in Oak Tree history to ride five winners in one day [Oct 4 2003], first to ride a Breeders Cup winner (Halfbridled 2003], it finished on an awe inspiring 3,704 career wins, having come back from serious injury and made it on

both the East and West Coasts of America. Steve Cauthen became her inspiration when she saw him aged 18 win the US Triple Crown on Affirmed in 1978 and though too young to ride Thoroughbreds on the track , she started off as a ‘hot walker’ aged 15 (though actually rode 20 winners, including Arabians on Michigan’s Fair circuit), leaving high school in her senior year to concentrate on riding.

THE ARABIAN RACEHORSE

Profile for The Arabian Racehorse

The Arabian Racehorse Issue 20  

The only regular digital publication to give full coverage of all the Arabian Racing Organisation fixtures and single races in the UK.

The Arabian Racehorse Issue 20  

The only regular digital publication to give full coverage of all the Arabian Racing Organisation fixtures and single races in the UK.