Julie Krone, the world’s most successful female jockey, is flying in from America to defend her ‘Leger Legends’ title in the annual charity race for retired riders at Doncaster racecourse on Wednesday 12th September.
Last year, Julie dusted off her boots and showed a clean pair of heels to her rivals aboard the aptly named Invincible Hero and will be seeking similar success this year against some of the biggest names to have graced the turf in recent years.
The American Racing Hall of Fame rider is a household name in the States and a pioneer of women’s racing, having been the first woman to win both a Breeders' Cup race and a Triple Crown race. And, having clinched over 3,700 wins during her illustrious career, including an impressive strike rate of four wins from six rides in the UK, you wouldn’t bet against Julie collecting the trophy again this week.
She won’t have it all her own way though. Lining up against her is retired 13-time Irish Champion jockey, Mick Kinane, as well as former UK Champion Jockey Kevin Darley and Gay Kelleway, a three time UK Champion Professional Lady Jockey.
The Clipper Logistics Leger Legends race is contested by ex-professional jockeys and is run over one mile in aid of two charities – the Injured Jockeys Fund's ‘House That Jack Built’ initiative and the Northern Racing College student accommodation project.
The ‘Leger Legends’ race is at 3.40pm on Wednesday 12th September at Doncaster Racecourse.
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