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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. You might also enjoy famous female house trainers and celebrities who own horses. 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 women jockeys, including Hayley Turner and Chantal Sutherland. Featuring popular women of horse racing, this list has it all. 

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?"

Clare Balding is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Jockeys
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Clare Balding is a 2013 Glamour Award winner of the presenter of the year. ...more

Age: 47

Birthplace: Kingsclere, United Kingdom

Nationality: 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 listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Jockeys
Photo: Chantal Sutherland Jockey

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 Mar racetrack. During an interview on Sky Sports in the lead-up to the Dubai World Cup race, she said that her primary vocation was jockey. ...more

Age: 42

Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada

Profession: Jockey

Credits: Jockeys

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Julie Krone is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Jockeys
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Julie Krone


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 been honored by induction into the National Women's Hall of Fame and Cowgirl Hall of Fame. ...more

Age: 54

Birthplace: Benton Harbor, Michigan, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Jockey

Venetia Williams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Jockeys
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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 John Edwards before taking up a licence to train herself in 1995. Her most successful horse to date has been Mon Mome, winner of the 2009 Grand National. This victory made her only the second female trainer to win the race, after Jenny Pitman. After the race, even Williams was shocked by the outcome, stating "How can you ever expect that? It's unbelievable." She also trained Teeton Mill, winner ...more

Age: 57

Nationality: United Kingdom

Profession: Jockey, Horse trainer