Julie Krone
Benton Harbor
Michigan, USA

Currently Residing:
California USA

Height: 4\\\\\\\' 10 1/2\\\\
Weight: 105 lbs

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Her husband is Jay Hovdey, executive columnist for Daily Racing Form. They have a daughter, Lorelei and a stepson called Ed.

In Feb. 12, 1981 Julie Krone won a race for the first time at Tampa Bay Downs aboard Lord Farkle. In fact she is the first woman to win the Triple Crown race. Being the only woman to ride in the Belmont Stakes she has reasons to be proud of.The year 2000 saw the name of Julie Krone inducted in the Racing Hall of Fame. The year 2002 witnessed her coming out of her hiatus and racing again. She then won in twenty races and with purses of $814,473 from 133 mounts. She is the first female jockey in Oak Tree history to ride five winners in a day, on Oct. 4, 2003. Her racing career was finished with over three thousand wins. She has also been awarded a multiple times for her remarkable achievements.

Major Racing Wins:- Gallant Fox Handicap (1987) Gravesend Handicap (1987) Oceanport Handicap (1987, 1997) Cornhusker Handicap (1988) Bed O' Roses Breeders' Cup Handicap (1988) Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes (1988) Maryland Million Classic (1989) Excelsior Breeders' Cup Handicap (1989) Withers Stakes (1991) Arlington Classic (1992) Saratoga Special Stakes (1992) Vosburgh Stakes (1992) Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (1992, 1994) Diana Handicap (1993) Sword Dancer Invitational Handicap (1993) Man O' War Stakes (1994) John A. Morris Handicap (1994) Honorable Miss Handicap (1994) Woodbine Mile (1995) Demoiselle Stakes (1995) Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes (1995, 1996) Carter Handicap (1996) Vagrancy Handicap (1996) Sky Classic Stakes (1996) Sabin Stakes (1998) Malibu Stakes (2002) Pacific Classic Stakes (2003) Vernon O. Underwood Stakes (2002 & 2003) Moccasin Stakes (2003) Del Mar Debutante Stakes (2003) Del Mar Futurity (2003) Oak Leaf Stakes (2003) Citation Handicap (2003) Hollywood Derby (2003)
American Classics / Breeders' Cup wins:- Belmont Stakes (1993) Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (2003)
International race wins:- Dominion Day Stakes (1988) Molson Million (1995)
Racing Awards:- Big Sport of Turfdom Award (1988) ESPY Award for Best U.S. Female Athlete (1994) Wilma Rudolph Courage Award (2004)
Honours:- United States Cowgirl Hall of Fame (1999) Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame (2000) Michigan Sports Hall of Fame (2002)
Significant Horses:- Colonial Affair, Halfbridled, Da Hoss, Candy Ride, Rubiano, Tale of the Cat, Lite the Fuse, Royal Mountain Inn, Victory USA, Peaks and Valleys