Famous Female Jockeys People

Famous Female Jockeys

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List of famous female jockeys, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female jockeys list contains the most prominent and top females known for being jockeys. There are thousand of females working as jockeys in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic jockeys have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a jockey then the people below should give you inspiration.

This list is made up of a variety of people, including Hayley Turner and Chantal Sutherland.

While this isn't a list of all female jockeys, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female jockeys?" and "Who are the best female jockeys?"


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    Clare Balding is a 2013 Glamour Award winner of the presenter of the year.more

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    • Age: age 44
    • Birthplace: Kingsclere, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Journalist, Jockey, Presenter
    • Credits: A League of Their Own, Countryfile, The One Show, Famous and Fearless, New Year Live, + more
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    Chantal Sutherland is a Canadian model, television personality and jockey in North American Thoroughbred horse racing. She is referred to as the Danica Patrick of horse racing. She is known for her appearances on the reality tv show, Jockeys on Animal Planet, as well as being the poster girl for the Del ...more

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    • Age: age 39
    • Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada
    • Profession: Jockey
    • Credits: Jockeys
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    Julie Krone

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    Julie Krone
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    Julieann Louise "Julie" Krone, is a retired American jockey. In 1993, she became the first female jockey to win a Triple Crown race when she captured the Belmont Stakes aboard Colonial Affair. In 2000, she became the first woman inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. She has also ...more

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    • Age: age 52
    • Birthplace: Benton Harbor, Michigan, United States of America
    • Profession: Jockey
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    Venetia Williams

    Venetia Williams is a British racehorse trainer specialising in National Hunt racing. She is based at stables at Aramstone in Herefordshire, England. She was an amateur National Hunt jockey until forced to retire after suffering a broken neck in 1988. She worked for racehorse trainers Martin Pipe and ...more

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    • Age: age 55
    • Profession: Jockey, Horse trainer
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    Kayla Stra is a jockey and television personality in Thoroughbred horse racing who raced in Australia until coming to compete in the United States at racetracks in California. She currently rides in the Northern California circuit after a 2 year stint in the Southern California area. She is also known ...more

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    • Age: age 31
    • Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia
    • Profession: Jockey
    • Credits: Jockeys
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    Emma-Jayne Wilson

    Emma-Jayne Wilson is a Sovereign and Eclipse Award-winning jockey in Thoroughbred horse racing. The daughter of a computer programmer and a corporate marketing executive, she began taking riding lessons as a girl of nine. After finishing high school in Brampton, she studied equine management at ...more

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    • Age: age 34
    • Birthplace: Brampton, Canada
    • Profession: Jockey
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    Francine Villeneuve

    Francine Villeneuve is a retired Canadian thoroughbred jockey and racing pioneer. She is sometimes referred to by the nickname "The Queen of Fort Erie" because of a long affiliation with the border oval. With 1,001 victories and 3,065 combined wins, places and shows, she retired "for good" in April of ...more

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    • Age: age 51
    • Birthplace: Ottawa, Canada
    • Profession: Jockey
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    Rosie Napravnik

    Anna Rose "Rosie" Napravnik is an American Thoroughbred horse racing jockey and two-time winner of the Kentucky Oaks. Since beginning her career in 2005, she has regularly been ranked among the top jockeys in North America in both earnings and total races won. As of 2013 she has been in the top 10 by ...more

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    • Age: age 27
    • Birthplace: Mendham Township, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Profession: Jockey
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    Rosemary Homeister, Jr.

    Rosemary Homeister, Jr. is an American jockey in thoroughbred horse racing.more

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    • Age: age 43
    • Birthplace: Hollywood, Florida, United States of America
    • Profession: Jockey
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    Anna Lee Aldred
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    Anna Lee Aldred was the first woman in the United States to receive a jockey's license. She was born Anna Lee Mills in Montrose, Colorado in 1921. She is the daughter of a famous race horse trainer. She began racing ponies at the age of 3. By the age of 12 she was racing flat,relay races. After ...more

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    • Age: Died at 85 (1921-2006)
    • Birthplace: Montrose, Colorado, United States of America
    • Profession: Jockey
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    Hayley Turner

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    Hayley Turner
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    Hayley Turner is a professional jockey based in the United Kingdom. She was born on 3 January 1983. Turner is widely considered to be the first woman to achieve a sustained, day-in, day-out, successful career as a professional jockey in the UK. Kirsty Milczarek and Cathy Gannon are the two other female ...more

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    • Age: age 32
    • Birthplace: Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Jockey
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    Robyn Smith

    Robyn Smith is a jockey.more

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    • Age: age 71
    • Birthplace: California, United States of America
    • Profession: Jockey
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    Michelle Payne

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    Michelle Payne
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    Michelle Payne is an Australian jockey.more

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    • Age: age 30
    • Profession: Jockey
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    Mary Bacon

    Mary Steedman Bacon Anderson was an American thoroughbred jockey and model. She was born in Chicago, Illinois, and raised in Toledo, Ohio by her father, a one-time big band pianist later involved in construction, and her mother who was a stay at home mother. She had one sister and brother.more

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    • Age: Died at 43 (1948-1991)
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Jockey
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    Nina Carberry

    Nina Carberry is an Irish female National Hunt jockey. She hails from a racing family and is the daughter of jockey Tommy Carberry.more

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    • Age: age 31
    • Profession: Jockey
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    Kirsty Milczarek

    Kirsty Milczarek is a professional jockey, riding in thoroughbred horse races. She is of Polish descent but was born in the UK, where she is based in Newmarket.more

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    • Birthplace: United Kingdom
    • Profession: Jockey
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    Georgina Frost

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    • Profession: Jockey
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