Julie Krone


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Julieann Louise "Julie" Krone (born July 24, 1963, Benton Harbor, Michigan), 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.

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  • ''His nature just speaks to me. I didn't want him too far back to get dirt in his face, to get discouraged.''
    Julie Krone (b. 1963), U.S. jockey. As quoted in the New York Times, sect. 8, p. 7 (June 6, 1993). Describing her "mystical relationship" with Col...
  • ''I've been in one Derby, and this is my third Belmont. But I've never thought of the fact that I haven't won a Triple Crown race. I'm not like that. I always look at the sunshine of things.''
    Julie Krone (b. 1963), U.S. jockey. As quoted in the New York Times, sect. 8, p. 7 (June 6, 1993). Said as she prepared for the June 5, 1993, Belm...
  • ''I don't think the question needs to be genderized. It would feel great to anyone. But whether you're a girl or a boy or a Martian, you still have to go out and prove yourself again every day.''
    Julie Krone (b. 1963), U.S. jockey. As quoted in the New York Times Magazine, p. 20 (July 15, 1993). On being asked, following her victory in the ...
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