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Donna Barton Biography

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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.


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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.

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