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Julie Krone Stats Updated Through: 5/30/2006
2006 Stats:
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 Biography and Highlights:
Born: July 24, 1963, in Benton Harbor, Mich.
Resident: Carlsbad, Calif.
Height: 4' 10 1/2"
Weight: 105
Family: husband Jay Hovdey, executive columnist for Daily Racing Form, and stepson Ed.,p>Quick facts on Julie Krone:
  • Through Sept. 28, 2003, ranked 24th nationally by earnings with $5,277,835.
  • Through Sept. 28, 2003, had 89 wins from 547 starts.
  • After coming out of retirement on Nov. 1, 2002 after a three-year layoff, she finished the year with 20 victories and purses of $814,473 from 133 mounts. Sidelined temporarily this spring after a March 8 accident at the starting gate in which she sustained three compressed vertebrae in her mid-back and fractures of two transverse process bones in her lower back. Returned to competition in July of 2003 and finished second in the Del Mar standings with 49 winners in 43 days, and led Del Mar standings with earnings of $2.7 million. Led all Del Mar jockeys with eight stakes wins.
  • First woman rider to be inducted into the Racing Hall of Fame, in 2000.
  • First woman rider to win a Triple Crown race, taking the 1993 Belmont Stakes with Colonial Affair. She is the only woman to ever ride in the Belmont Stakes. She has ridden in four additional Belmont Stakes (1991, 1992, 1995 and 1996).
  • In 14 Breeders' Cup rides, has had two second-place finishes, with Darby Shuffle in the 1988 Juvenile Fillies and Mr. Greeley in the 1995 Sprint.
  • Top mounts in 2003 have included Candy Ride (Pacific Classic) and Halfbridled (Del Mar Debutante Stakes).
  • First woman rider to take a title at a major North American track. She has led the jockey standings at Monmouth Park, Meadowlands, Gulfstream Park, Belmont Park and Atlantic City.
  • First female jockey in Oak Tree history to ride five winners in a day, on Oct. 4, 2003.
  • Battled back from a near-fatal race accident at Saratoga on Aug. 30, 1993.
  • Retired in 1999 with 3,545 wins, ranking 16th in earnings on the all-time list for all riders, with more than $81 million in purses. Moved to Southern California and worked as a commentator for TVG and Hollywood Park telecasts.
  • Awards include 1988 Big Sport of Turfdom, 1993 ESPN Female Athlete of the Year and induction into the Cowgirl Hall of Fame ... Appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated on May 22, 1989 ... Scored her first win on Feb. 12, 1981 on Lord Farkle at Tampa Bay Downs.

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