Back to our main page



Most Recent Interviews


Jacquel Bobroff

Jessica Pyfer (young jockey riding out in California) 

Samantha Perry (Mid-West based jockey who recently became an on-air handicapper at Monmouth Park)

Courtney Giraldo (apprentice currently riding at Parx Racing)

Ferrin Peterson (After a great Monmouth Pk meet in 2020, she is now riding at Laurel Park) 

Yarmarie Correa (young jockey currently riding the Ohio circuit) 

Maria R. Scaldaferri (young jockey that rode overseas, now riding in Florida)

Sidney Underwood  Sidney Underwood (jockey who rode in the 80's until a riding accident sadly paralyzed her from the waist down)

Kelsi Harr (apprentice jockey who rode at the recent Oaklawn meet)

May Rivas (world's first female jockey from Cuba) 

Helen Vanek  (started in 1996 and still rides quarter horse and regular T-bred races.)

Fiona Fox  (an amateur jockey and assistant trainer for Michael Dickinson)

Sharon Ceccato  (a retired jockey that rode mostly in Canada. She is now a trainer.)

Karen Rogers (famous jockey in the 80's and 90's who just released a book on her days as a jockey and inner demons) 

Kelsi Kelso Purcell (Updated interview, currently riding at Retama)

Arienne Cox   (Currently rides at Presque Isle Downs)

Cassidy Burg   (Started on the West Coast. Now based at Penn National)

Elizabeth Ann Thruman (Currently riding in the Mid-West since 2018)

Kim Dvorak (Rode Thoroughbreds and Arabians at Delaware Park)

Stacey Zavala (retired rider that used to ride in CA and Parx Racing. She still works at Parx.)

Kirsten Swan  (An updated interview, still riding at Penn National)

Brittany Scampton  (young jockey riding the MD and West Virginia circuit) 

Justine Klaiber (Young jockey riding at Canterbury Park and Prairie Meadows.)

Maria Remedio (Maria took time out when injured to conduct a new interview.)

Cristina Bonilla    (Young jockey  currently riding at Evangeline Downs.)

Aubrie Green     (Young jockey riding in the Midwestern part of the country.)

Lisa Staples    (Has been a jockey for over 10 years. Now calls Australia her home.)

Skyler Spanabel   (Skyler Spanabel is a young jockey riding in the Mid-West.)

Antoinette Vermette (Retired jockey who rode at Suffolk Downs and Rockingham Park in the 80's.)

Nancy Summers (Rode from the 80’s until 2015. Has ridden in over 8000 races. Training now.)

Jenn Miller  (Apprentice jockey on East Coast)

Danielle Sorese (Young rider from Chicago jockeying at Hawthorne Park.)

Judy Slane-Fischer  (Rode in the 70's and 80's and has been a full time farrier for over 20 years.)

Isabelle Wenc (Young jockey riding at Northlands Park)

Ashley Kauffman (Apprentice riding in the Midwest)

Keri Brion (Had ridden some flat races, but rides mostly in steeplechase races.)


Articles About Female Jockeys

Brilliant Women In US Horse Racing History

Female Jockeys in the UK and Ireland

Apuestas Deportivas Chile

Tragamonedas Peru

Tragamonedas Chile

Tragamonedas Chile

What a Year! Rachael Blackmore

All Eyes Will be On Rachael Blackmore

Best Irish Female Jockeys

Can Bryony Frost win Gold Cup and the Grand National?

Two Best Female Jockeys in Australian Horse Racing

The Three Best Female Jockeys in the UK

How To Bet On Horses Online

Looking Back At The Woman Who Made Horse Racing History

Could Doyle Win the Flat Jockey Championship?

Doyle Currently 5th in Flat Jockey Champion Rankings

Bet 365 Racing News

Doyle Doesn’t Lack Determination and Ambition

Four Memorable Moments in Female Jockey's History 

Hollie Doyle: Has Racing in her Blood

Females and Horse Racing: A Stop Forward Overview

Three Memorable Moments Female Jockeys

Apuestas Deportivas Peru

Apuestas Deportivas en Mexico

Apuestas Deportivas Colombia

Apuestas de Futbol Argentina

Apuestas Deportivas en Mexico

Apuestas Deportivas Chile

Online Slots Australia

Best Online Pokies Australia

Online Roulette Australia

Betting on the Cheltenham Festival

Why Are There So Few Female Jockeys?

Grand National Weights Revealed

Hayley Turner Continues to Have Success

Walsh and Baie Des Iles

Cheltenham Bankers

Bryony Frost Should be Given Chance to Shine in RSA Chase

Three Big Races for Lizzie Kelly

Three Races Where Female Jockeys Can Make History in 2018

Will Lizzie Kelly Ride at Cheltenham?

A History of Female Jockeys

The Rise of Female Jockeys

Before you bet on horse racing, you need to study the history of the horse and, most importantly, who is riding it. When you are ready to bet, there is no better place to bet than the Kentucky Derby! Bet on the Kentucky Derby and you could be the next lucky winner to win big at race horse betting!

Interviews linked here from the old website for your reading pleasure!

Links open in a new window.

Kim Dvorak

Pauline Forkhammer

Joddie Fortner

Sarah Gibson

Christinia Gray

Dawn Harrison

Tara Hemmings

Alphabetical Listing of Jockey Interviews

Jacqueline Acksel (from Brazil mainly rode at Penn National, Garden State Park, Laurel and Monmouth in the early 90's. Was retired for a number of years, is now back riding)

Kaylia Albright-(Apprentice rider that has been going great in 2012.)

Lee Alexander ( Rode from 1974 till 2006 all over the west coast.)

Michelle Allen (Rode as a jockey for 12 years in Australia and is now a trainer.)

Tracie Allen (Successful rider in the 90''s from the East Coast.)

Nina Alumbaugh - (Retired jockey who rode the West Coast in early 80's.)

Maureen Andrews (Veteran jockey currently riding at Mountaineer Park.) 

Brittany Arterburn (young jockey riding in Maryland)

Traci Baird (Retired jockey who rode in Louisiana.)

Sofía Barandela (Used to be a vet and is now a jockey currently riding in Spain.)

Anna Barrio (Quarter horse/Throughbred jockey from West Coast.)

Vickie Baze (Retired rider that has over 1000 wins, now has an on-line company.)

Shannon Beauregard (Apprentice jockey from Canada)

Elizabeth Becht (Former jockey who is now an owner/trainer at Philadelphia Park.)

Ursula Behiel (Rode from 1987 till 1991-East & West Coast tracks.)

Sandi Gann (Retired jockey who is part of the 1000 win club for female riders.)

Jody Gordon - (Retired jockey who retired after a number of years of riding.)

Kim Harmon (She has been riding over 30 years and still going.)

Denise Bennett (Retired jockey now a trainer based in Chicago, IL and Tampa, FL-2nd interview with her.)

A.J. Beer (Australian Jockey riding in Victoria and New South Wales)

Jo Black (English-born jockey currently riding in Arizona)

Janice L. Blake (Most recent interview with this NY based rider in 2016)

Janice L. Blake (updated interview who has now written 2 books, in 2015)
Janice Blake-Baeza (3rd interview with her and now a book offer as well as a jockey in 2012) 
Janice Blake-Baeza (2nd interview with her-currently riding in NY, 2010)
Janice Blake (updated chat with this east coast based rider in 2005)

Janice Blake (leading female jockey at Philadelphia Park,001)
April Boag - (young jockey currently riding in CA)

Natasha Bracaloni (up-and-coming rider on the Mid-Atlantic circuit)

Natasha Bracaloni (currently riding at Charlestown...2nd interview with her)

Jennifer Bramblett (jockey who has ridden at several tracks and has recently returned to Delaware Park)

Jenna Bray (young jockey that rides up in Canada)

Mary Jo Brennan (Phila Park jockey who just returned from the mid-west)

Keri Brion (had rode some flat races, but rides mostly in steeplechase races)

Keri Brion (rode in a few amateur and pony races so far in her young career)

Mary C. Brock (part-time east coast rider)

Melody Brooks (animal lover and rider for 20 yrs. +)

Tracey Brown (part-time rider on the east coast)

Cassandra Buckley (young jockey riding down in Louisiana)

Nancy Buckley-(retired jockey that was also a harness driver as well!!)

Lucy Burch (currently riding at Louisiana Downs)

Elaine Burns (retired in 1988, but recently returned riding in the mid-west)

Beverly Burress (rode at Remington Park in 2005 now @ Oaklawn Park)

Beth Butler (jockey who has ridden at several tracks in the midwest)

Denise Bush-Bennett (veteran rider, she rode at Great Lakes Downs in 2002)

Zoe Cadman (popular Chicago jockey and the only female to win a riding title at a Chicago-area track)

Shannon Campbell (Charlestown jockey)

Krista Carignan (young jockey doing great riding at Fort Erie in Canada)

Laura Carson (apprentice rider at parx racing)

Maggie Carter (young jockey riding on the West Coast)

Alice Cartwright (young apprentice jockey riding in NJ)

Elane Castillio (Finger Lakes/Tampa Bay Downs jockey)

Ashley Castrenze (young apprentice rider who won her first 4 races as a jockey)

Sally Chappell (has ridden for over a decade, primarily at Remington Park)

Jordan Charkoudian (Kentucky and Tampa Bay Downs based rider)

Maria Charles (Phila Park based rider)

Cheryl Charlton-(veteran rider that has been riding mostly on the West Coast)

Laura Cheshire (veteran jockey currently riding down in Australia)
Cassidy Clerisse (Young jockey currently riding on the West Coast.)
Rhonda Collins (winner of the female jockey challenge at Hoosier Park in November, 2001; top female jockey--and fifth overall--at River Downs during the 2001 summer meet)
Samantha Colvin (young jockey riding at Arlington Park)

Becky Cominsky (retired jockey who has been out of the sport for over a decade)

Katie Cosgriff (retired jockey that rode out on the West Coast)

Amanda Crandall (rising apprentice jockey on the Texas circuit)

Raina Covington (apprentice jockey currently riding at Philadelphia Park)

Diane Crump (the FIRST female jockey to ride in a race, and the FIRST female jockey to ride in the Kentucky Derby!!)

Jennifer David (only rode in 20 races till a freak accident ender her racing career. A sad story with a happy ending.)

Jacqueline Davis (young jockey and daughter of jockey Robbie Davis)

Mary De La Fuente (retired jockey from the Mid-West)

Allison DeMajistre Juvonen (rarely rides anymore but was the apprentice champion at Tampa Bay Downs)

Felicia Denninger (she riding out at Mountaineer Park in WV)

Rose Ann Dewitz (rided jockey that rode at Waterford (now Mountaineer Park in the 70's)

Ashley Dill (young jockey that rides out in the Mid West)

Mary Doser (winningest female jockey in the nation-1999, and 1999 Great Lakes Downs riding champion)

Sandi Dorr (new jockey at Philadelphia Park; previously rode at Mountaineer Park)

Amy Duross  (Ex-East coast rider, Harry Vega's wife)

Dodie Duys  (veteran rider of over 20 years)

Kim Dvorak (rides thoroughbreds and Arabians at Delaware Park)

Cecily Eaton (Australian jockey)

Jessicia Endres (Ohio based rider)

Megan Fadlovich (been riding about a year and is currently at Suffolk Downs)

Katie Fales (rode as Katie Repp from 2004 till 2014 and recently finished a bikini/figure contest)

Emily Fewster  (Rider from Maryland who has shown skills since age 5)

Carina Fey (overseas jockey that has rode at 56 different tracks so far)

Ann Fitzpatrick (2nd chat with this young rider who rides out in the mid-west)

Ashton Fitzpatrick (young rider on the Maryland circuit; won her first race in December, 2002)

Ashton Fitzpatrick (jockey that rides out in the Mid West...2nd interview with her)

Pauline Forkhamer (east coast rider--primarily Finger Lakes in New York--returned recently from injury)

Jodie Fortner (veteran rider still going strong after 25 years in the irons)

Sara Frederick (rode in the 80's and 90's on the East Coast)

Laura Freeman (rode in the northeast--primarily New Jersey--during 2001)

Vicky Frontiere -rode from 1990 till 1992 till she had to retire from a traumatic brain injury

Megan Gammon (2nd interview with this Mid West rider)

Delphine Garcia-Dubois ( amateur jockey based out of France who recently came to the US to ride some races)

Penny Gardiner (rode in the 70's and retired and then 21 yrs later she rode again and her 2 boys are jockeys too)

Sarah Gibson (new rider at Charles Town Races; began her apprentice year on September 22, 2001)

Sarah Gibson  (Ex-Rider in Charleston and college student)

Jessica Gilbert (young jockey that rides at Portland Meadows & Emerald Downs)

Lauralea Glaser (Maryland-based jockey)

Reina Gonzalez (retired jockey that rode all over the US mostly under the name of Reina Olea)
Chamisa Goodwin (apprentice rider at Penn National)

Christina Gray (Currently rides in Louisiana after making her mark in New Englan.d)
Christina Gray (2nd interview with her. She is riding the Louisiana tracks.)

Rachel Gray (Jockey currently riding at Charles Town Races in WV)

Jenny Grusse (Jockey from Germany)

Remi Gunn (Jockey who became paralyzed due to a racing accident.)

Amanda Han (Retired jockey who rode at Penn National)

Amanda Han (Amateur jockey that rides on the East Coast. 2nd interview with her)

Nanna Hansen (Overseas jockey)

Sylvia Harris (40 yr old black female jockey who recently won her 1st race. Read about her way to become a jockey.)

Dawn Harrison (Retired jockey among the first to try the tough Southern California circuit.)

Patty Head (Retired rider who rode in the 70's)

Patty Head-Retired jockey that recently wrote a book-2nd chat with her)

Laura J Hearn (Hard working jockey from California)

Paula Heath (Jockey from Australia)

Amy Hebert (Amateur jockey based at Monmouth Park.)

Tara Hemmings (England native currently riding at Philadelphia Park.)

Tara Hemmings (2nd chat with this Parx Racing based rider.)

Tara Hemmings (Philadelphia Park-based rider)

Courtney Hernandez (Rides in Louisiana, and recently took time off to become a mother.)

Alison Hershbell (Leading female jockey at Delaware Park and the 2001 Arabian Jockey of the Year.)

Kristina Hershey (Apprentice jockey at Penn National returning to riding after a brief hiatus.)

Tina Hines (Retired jockey rode in the early 80's at thoroughbred tracks and mixed meets now doing racing publicity in Lexington, KY.)

Cheryl Hirst (Jockey who rode in the northeast in the early 1990's; now works in the horse transportation business.)

Danielle Hodsdon (Steeplechase jockey who has also won several amateur races on the flat.)

Danielle Hodson (Stakes winning steeplechase jockey)

Rosemary Homeister, Jr. (Winningest female jockey in the nation-2000 and 2001 Hialeah Park riding champion.)

Debbie Hoonan-Trujillo (West Coast jockey with 20 years of riding)

Luann Hosford (Retired jockey who rode in the late 80's and early 90's.)

Charleen Hunt (Florida-based rider who won a Grade 3 stake just three months after her first win.)

Charlene Hunt (2nd chat with her currently working as a assistant trainer in CA and riding on occasion.)

Charleen Hunt (Updated interview with this veteran jockey.)

Heather Irion (Young rider from the midwest who rode on the east coast and at Oaklawn as well.)

Heather Irion (Ex-Philadelphia Park rider from Illinois.)

Darby James (Retired jockey who rode in Texas and Louisiana in the early 90's.)

Alexandra Jara -Young jockey who rode in Panama before coming to Florida to ride.

Jill Jellison (Veteran New England jockey--19 years in the saddle with over 1,000 career wins.)

Jennifer Jennings (Apprentice jockey riding on the East Coast.)

Ada Jimenez

Gwen Jocson (Retired jockey who rode up and down the east coast.)

Tammy Johnson (Rode in the 80's on the east coast and south west.)

 Lisa Jones (Uk-based apprentice rider)

Jenna Joubert (Young jockey riding on the East Coast as of late 2008/early 2009.)

Jenna Joubert (2nd interview with this successful rider at Prairie Meadows.)

Jill Kaenel (Semi-retired rider who still rides on occasion and has ridden all over the place.)

Karen Kaiser -(Rode mostly quarter horses in the 70's and 80's; forced to retire when diagnosed with leukemia in '92)

Annika Kallse (Amateur rider from Sweden who won a race at Philadelphia Park.)

Inez Karlsson (Young jockey riding the Chicago racing circuit.)

Helena Keaveney (Irish native plying her trade on the New England circuit.)

Lori Keith (Born in England and riding at Turf Paradise.)

Caroline Kelly (Overseas jockey who went to the British School of Racing.)
Kristina Kenney (Arizona-based rider)
Jocelyne Kenny (Recently retired, but rode in Florida and all over the west coast.)
Morgan Kerr (Amateur jockey in the UK)
Carie Kifer (Young jockey riding on the East Coast. Rode the 2008 Delaware Park meet.)
Rachael Kneller (Amateur jockey recently rode at Philadelphia Park.)
Sandra Koster - (Retired jockey who rode in the 80's; runs a female jockey group on Facebook.)
Sandra Koster (Revised and more new questions from the retired rider.)
Stephanie Korger - (Young jockey riding on the East Coast.)

Kaymarie Kreidel (Excellent mid-Atlantic region jockey.)

Debra Kriftcher  (Ex-jockey that mostly rode at Penn National-now a vet.)

Eliška Kubinová (Czech jockey riding at Emerald Downs.)

Greta Kuntzweiler (Finalist for the Eclipse Award--Top Apprentice in 2000, and 2002 Turfway Park riding champion.)

Genna Lattanzio (She is currently riding in the mid-west.)

Katie Lee (Young jockey tearing it up at Penn National.)

Roxane Losey (Retired in 1999 after a successful career in the mid-west, the east coast, and the southwest.)

Tina Lowry -(Rode from 1984 till 1989-main tracks were Wyoming Downs and Turf Paradise.)

Lisa Love (Familiar jockey to fans at Thistledown who is giving south Florida a try in 2003.)

Megan Ludlow (Successful east coast apprentice in 1998; now rides primarily in Nebraska.)

Megan Ludlow Gammon (Jockey based out of Kentucky)

Liz Lundberg (Mountaineer Park-based rider; interesting and informative interview, but fair warning: it's long) Revised

Michelle Luttrell (Veteran rider who has ridden in South America; now returning to riding at Philadelphia Park.)

P.J. Lydon (Rider from Florida with two decades of experience.)

Kelly Mackay (Canadian jockey)

Jane Magrell (New interview as she closes in on 1000 wins.)

Jane Magrell (2nd interview with this Ohio-based jockey for over 20 yrs.)

Jane Magrell (Veteran jockey who rides primarily at Thistledown.)

Jane Magrell (Ohio jockey who has been riding for quite a while. This is my 2nd chat with her.)

Jane Magrell (2nd interview with this Ohio-based rider.)

Nancy Mann (Rode as Nancy Bielan in the 80's.)
Marcelle Martins (Jockey currently riding in Brazil)
Magali Mascarte (Rode at Suffolk Downs a few years back and was just at Tampa Bay Downs.)
Jeanne Maxwell Richardson - (Retired jockey who rode from 1971 till 1989.)

Joan McDaid (Apprentice rider that started at Suffolk Downs-now at Philadelphia Park.)

Joanne Mcdaid (Philadelphia Park-based rider-2nd interview with her)

Joanne McDaid (Philadelphia Park rider)

Kristina McManigell  (Recently retired due to hip injury-rode in MD and Parx.)

Kristina McManigell (Young rider currently riding down in Florida.)

Ashley McKay (Young woman that rides in New Zealand)

Cynthia Medina (One of the mid-west's top riders; she is fast closing in on 1,000 career victories.)

Cynthia Medina (Currently retired, one of the few jockeys with 1000 wins and has started a new business. 2nd interview)

Jesiere Medina (Rides in Puerto Rico; hopes to come to the US soon.)

Lexi Merson (Apprentice rider at Philadelphia Park.)

Mary Miley Wagner (Retired jock that rode in the "Legends For The Cure" race and is now riding again.)

Blythe Miller (One of the top steeplechase jockeys in the world and the only female jockey to win a Breeder's Cup race.)

Louise Moeller (The tallest jockey in the sport at 6'1"; rode at Gulfstream Park's 2002 meet.)

Shelley Moran (Veteran rider based out of Kentucky.)

Liz Morris (Chicago-based rider now riding at Indiana Downs)

Erica Murray (Been riding for about 2 years at Louisiana Downs.)

Anna Napravnik (Young jockey riding in Maryland)

Diane Nelson (Member of the 1,000-win club and the only female jockey currently riding regularly on the NYRA circuit.)

Jerri Nichols (Louisiana native who has ridden at every track in her home state, and several others as well; member of the 1,000 win club)

Cindy Noll Murphy (Used to ride under Cindy Noll-new interview with her-ridden for almost 30 years!

Cindy Noll (She's won over 1,000 races and has ridden at more tracks than almost any jockey in the sport-read the interview!)

Natalie Ogg (Retired rider rode for almost 9 years mostly in the mid-west.)

Angela Owens (Recently retired; rode the Texas circuit not too long ago and now wants to become a police officer!)

Janeen Painter (Rode in races for over 10 years and is now an exercise rider; she has helped to prep several Breeder's Cup winners.)

Cassie Papineau (Young rider at Turf Paradise)

Cheyanna Patrick (Young jockey riding the mid-west circuit)

Raina Paucar (Recently retired, will be driving harness races)
Raina Paucar (Ohio-based jockey)
Tammi Piermarini (One of the few female jockeys with over a 1000 wins. 2nd interview with her.)

Kathy Pellegrino (Penn National jockey just back from retirement for almost 17 yrs.)

Michelle Penman (Scottish amateur jockey riding at Phila Park.)

Tammi Piermarini (Longtime rider who has spent most of her career in New England.)

Lisa (Dellipaoli) Platts (1997 Atlantic City leading rider, now rides at Woodbine in Canada.)

Stacy Podobinski (Young jockey riding at Monmouth Park.)

Kris Prather (Finalist for 2001 Outstanding Apprentice Jockey Eclipse Award and holder of all records at Turfway Park.)

Kris Prather (Retired jockey that was leading rider in the nation in 2001.)

Michelle Penman (amateur jockey that rides on the East Coast 2nd interview with her)

Barcarra Pettis (Rode as Bacarra Rice at Penn National/Parx Racing, is retired and now a trainer.)

Kelsi Kelso Purcell (currently riding in Texas and Sunland Park) Ashlee Turner (young rider that rides at Turfway Park)

Michelle Raekelboom (quarter horse jockey that rides up in Canada)

Stacie Rawiller  (Professional rider in Australia)

Jennifer Reid (Canadian jockey very successful at Turf Paradise)
Maria Remedio (aka Maria 3rd interview with my favorite jockey it's a classic)
Maria Remedio (blog she did for the 2011 female jockey challenge at parx racing on 10/01/11)

Maria Remedio (yes, another interview with my favorite jockey-now unretired)

Maria Charles (Remedio) (jockey riding at Phila Park)

Chandra Rennie (she recently set the record for most wins by a female rider at Louisiana Downs; she also spent three years as a trainer)

Kate Repp (CA based riding, but currently riding in New Mexico)

Kate Repp (West Coast based rider that rode at Phila Park a few years back-2nd interview with her)

Laura Reyonlds (overseas jockey from England) 

Shannon Reynolds (rides in many different styles of horse racing)

Anna Roberts (young jockey currently riding in Louisiana)

Jan Rogers (58 year old jockey that is still riding in Texas)

Gina Rose (retired jockey that rode all over the East Coast and Mid West)

Oriana Rossi (young jockey riding out in the Mid-West)

Jennifer Schmidt (2nd chat with this Mid-West based rider)

Laura Kornmeyer Schoeller (retired jockey that rode in the 90's and then came back to ride NY after that)

Bacarra Rice (new apprentice who began her career late in 2001; current home track is Penn National Race Course)

Bacarra Rice (recently retired, rode at Phila Park and out in the mid-west)

Jessica Rice (West Virginia based jockey-mostly at Charlestown)

Jessica Rice (2nd interview with this seasoned rider)

Debbie Riemers Downing (rode for 12 years starting in 1976 riding at all the tracks in New England)

Aymara Rivero (currently taking a break, but has rode at Arlington and Fairmount Park

Vanessa Romberg -currently riding races down in Mexico

Sheena Ryan (young jockey currently riding up in Canada)

Anne Sanguinetti (rode the 2005 meet at Suffolk Downs and rides now @ Portland Meadows)

Anne Sanguinetti (Veteran rider who had ridden all over the US and also went to Dubai for the 2008 World Cup)

Candace Savasten (another retired jockey that rode mainly on the East Coast)

Jennifer Schmidt (apprentice rider who arrived at Philadelphia Park in late 2003 from Thistledown)

Jennifer Schmidt (rides in the mid west mostly quarter horse races)

Jennifer Schmidt (rides in the Mid-West-2nd interview with her)

Faith Schorr - (Young jockey riding in PA & OH)

Joy Scott (long time rider that recently suffered a nasty injury)

Andrea Seefeldt (retired jockey that rode everywhere from 81 till 94)

Kirsten Shehorn (young jockey that rides out In Texas) Tammi Piermarini (Suffolk Downs based rider-2nd interview with her)

Jackie Sherman (retired jockey who rode on the east coast)

Rolanda Simpson (finalist for the 1999 Top Apprentice Eclipse Award)

Sharon Sintra (young jockey riding the MD/VA/WV circuit)

Cheryl Smith (Louisiana based jockey)

Loretta Smith (rode in Australia in the 70's, now retired)

Sharon Soilera (retired jockey now a trainer out in the Mid West area)

Kathy Mayo Sorensen (OSU Gardener and ex-jockey)

Janna Sorrells (now retired, she rode all over the West Coast)

Cindy Soto (young jockey just moved her tack to Parx Racing)

Kelly Spanabel (veteran jockey who we met at Great Lakes Downs in 2002)

Monica Stanley (regular rider on the Louisiana circuit; won a $100,000 stakes race in 1999 at Louisiana Downs)

Maylen Stewdar (female jockey that rides in Brazil)

Jennifer Stisted (Mid-Atlantic region jockey who rides for the nation's leading trainer)

Melissa Stortz (Marcia Stortz's sister, recently riding in Charlestown)

Kim Stover (the first jockey to email us and ask to be included; she rides both thoroughbreds AND quarter horses; put the two together and she has over 1,000 wins!)

Kim Stover (recently retired due to a head injury...rode mostly in the Southwest)

Mallory Strandberg (rides in MD, but also had ridden on the upper East Coast tracks)

Erica Strunk (Penn National rider and ready for anything!)

Chantal Sutherland (apprentice rider at Woodbine in Canada)

Kirsten Swan (young girl riding at Penn National)

Rhonda Swan (rides primarily at Thistledown; married to jockey Scott Spieth)

Stacey Swayze (rode for 23 yrs and made a comeback in 2009 to ride again)

Katherine Talman (began her riding career at Portland Meadows before coming east in 2003)

Bethany Taylor (jockey currently riding at Evangeline Downs; her mother is ex jockey Remi Gunn)

Kendra Taylor (veteran east coast jockey who now rides part-time)

Maria Thorton (jockey currently riding down at Oaklawn Park)

Catherine Treyman (New Zealand native who has ridden in several countries, including a brief stint in the U.S. at Canterbury Park)

Kristen Troxell (apprentice jockey just starting out riding at Delaware Park and then she will be moving to Philadelphia Park)

Kristen Troxell-(now retired, she gallops for Trainer Barclay Tag 2nd chat with her)

Kristen Troxell (2nd interview with her...currently working some Kentucky Derby horses for Trainer Barclay Tagg)

Natalie Turner (young apprentice rider who graduated from the North American Racing Academy which is run by Chris McCarron...currently riding in the Ohio area)

Sharen Ulrich (retired jockey that rode at Penn National in the 70's)

Sidney Underwood (currently a trainer; top rider on the east coast before a serious injury ended her riding career)

Shannon Uske (New York apprentice jockey; she won the first race of her career at Gulfstream in 2003)

Shannon Uske (East Coast based rider currently riding the Phila Park/Monmouth Park circuit. 2nd interview with her)

Shannon Uske (2nd chat with this Parx/Monmouth Park based rider)

Kym Valene (rode all over in the 80's and into the 90's)
Whitney Valls (young jockey riding down at Tampa Bay Downs)

Kimberly Van Der Geht (young apprentice riding in the uk)

Lauren Vannozzi (rode a few years in the 90's-now an assistant trainer at Parx Racing for Ronny Werner)

Treva Barga Vazquez (retired, but rode for a few years in the early 80's)

Francine Villeneuve (now retired she rode for over 25 yrs and has over a 1000 wins)

Ann Von Rosen (Canterbury and Turf Paradise based rider)

Anne Von Rosen -Veteran jockey sadly paralyzed in a riding accident at Turf Paradise

Donna Walsh (one of the 1st female jockeys rode from 1971 till 1976)

Sherry Walsh (retired jockey mostly rode at mountaineer park before the slot era)

Vicki Warhol-Essman (veteran rider that has been riding for a long time)

Blair Waterman (steeplechase jockey from Maryland)

Catherine Weilby (Scandanavian-born jockey)

Terry West (one of the 1st black female riders, who rode in the 70's)

Jennifer Whitaker (rides at Emerald Downs-rode at Monmouth Park in 2001)

Cheryl White (the first African-American female jockey, and now the first female steward at a California race track)

Julie Will (amateur rider from Germany)

Betty Jo Williams (currently riding in Canada at Fort Erie)
Tay Williams (young jockey riding out in Australia)

Emma Jayne-Wilson (Woodbine based jockey)

Sherry Wood (retired jockey who rode from 1973 till 1986)

Jacklyn Wyatt (currently riding at Woodbine Racetrack up in Canada)

Ashley Yodice (rode up in NJ and PA years ago, now down in Florida riding)

Ashley Yodice (young jockey riding mostly down in MD/WV area)

Back to our main page