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Julie Krone

Awards And Accomplishments

1981 Won first race in Tampa, Florida
1982 Leading jockey at Atlantic City, New Jersey, 1982-83
1987 First woman to win four races in one day
1987 First woman named top rider at a major racetrack
1988 Meadowlands champion, 1988-90
1988 Named all-time winningest female jockey
1991 Rode in first of two Kentucky Derby races
1991 First woman to ride in Belmont Stakes
1992 Ninth-ranked jockey in the nation
1993 First woman jockey to win a Triple Crown race
1993 ESPY award, Outstanding Female Athlete; Women's Sports Foundation Sportswoman of the Year; Glamour Top 10 Women of the Year, CBS News top five Women of the Year
1994 Made comeback from serious injury
1995 Published autobiography, Riding for My Life
1999 Retired with record $81 million in career winnings
1999 Julie Krone Classic race named in her honor, Lone Star Park
2000 First female jockey inducted to Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame

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