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Donna Barton Biography

Born To Ride, Chronology, Awards And AccomplishmentsCONTACT INFORMATION

1966-

American jockey

American Donna Barton, considered among the most successful female jockeys of all time, is one of only a handful of female jockeys to ride in a Breeders' Cup event. Barton took on her first job as a jockey as a way to earn enough money to attend college. Second only to top-ranked Judy Krone in wins among female jockeys, she had won $4.6 million in purse earnings by 1998.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Address: c/o Churchill Downs, 700 Central Ave., Louisville, KY 40208.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Books

Davidson, Scooter Toby, editor. Great Women in the Sport of Kings. Dimensions Press, 1999.

McEvoy, John, and Julie McEvoy. Women in Racing: In Their Own Words. Eclipse Press, 2001.

Additional topics

Famous Sports StarsHorse Racing