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Barbara Jo Rubin

Awards And Accomplishments

1969 First win, Hobby Horse Hall, Nassau, Bahamas, January 28
1969 First woman granted a jockey's license in West Virginia, February 18
1969 First woman to win on a U.S. track, February 22.
1969 First woman to win at Aqueduct Park, March 14
1969 First woman named to ride in Kentucky Derby (horse withdrawn)
1970 First woman to retire from professional racing
2000 Barbara Jo Rubin Stakes race named in her honor, Charles Town, West Virginia

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Famous Sports StarsHorse RacingBarbara Jo Rubin Biography - Horses—the Sure Cure, The Quest To Be The First, Into The Winner's Circle