Julie Krone


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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 Colonial Affair, the horse that she rode to the first-ever victory by a woman jockey in a prestigious Triple Crown race: the Belmont Stakes on June 5, 1993.
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  • ''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, Belmont Stakes, the third of the Triple Crown horse races, the others being the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness. Riding long shot Colonial Affair, she became the first woman jockey ever to win a Triple Crown race.
  • ''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 1993 Belmont Stakes, how it felt to be the first woman jockey ever to win a prestigious Triple Crown horse race.

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