3 memorable moments in horse racing by female jockeys
Women are showing great progress in every walk of life. In the horse racing world also, women are shinning as trainers and jockeys. Now you can find these talented females at almost all the major racing events like the Grand National, Cheltenham Festival and Belmont Stakes, etc.
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Katie Walsh's Grand National performance
Katie Walsh is the daughter of Ted Walsh and sister of Ruby Walsh, both well-known names in the horse racing world. In 2000, the amazing duo of her father and brother produced a stunning performance at Aintree and won the Grand National on Papillon.
Katie Walsh tried to replicate this feat in 2012 by riding Seabass who was also trained by her father. She came close to winning the race but her horse's fatigue cost her victory in the end. However, she finished 7 lengths behind Neptune Collonges to grab the third spot.
This was a great moment for female jockeys for her third-place finish was the best achieved by a female jockey in the Grand National. Later in 2015, she won the Irish Grand National and became the third woman to do so.
Julie Krone's victories at Belmont Stakes and Breeders' Cup
The extraordinary successes of Julie Krone have made her one of the best female jockeys of all time. Her rise to fame has done a great deal to encourage other females to compete with their male counterparts in the horse racing arena.
In 1993, she changed history by riding Colonial Affair to victory in that year's Belmont Stakes and became the first (and so far only) female jockey to achieve such a feat. Ten years later, she achieved another great milestone in her career when she won the 2003 Breeders' Cup race. She has won numerous awards and also has been inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame.
Michelle J. Payne wins the 2015 Melbourne Cup
Michelle Payne dreamt of becoming a professional jockey even when she was a small child. She used to tell her friends that one day she would win the Melbourne Cup, and that day came for her in 2015.
She won the 2015 Melbourne Cup even when the odds of her victory were 100/1. This way she became the first female jockey to win such a prestigious racing event. Although many female jockeys had ridden in the race, no-one had ever come close to winning this lucrative prize. Only Michelle Payne succeeded in this tough competition after defeating the likes of Michael Walker, Jamie Spencer, and Frankie Dettori, etc.
She had already won the Sires' Produce Stakes and The Thousand Guineas in 2010 before the Melbourne Cup victory which immortalized her name. In 2016, she received The Don Award and later the Longines Ladies Award in 2017.