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July 19, 1987
Julie Krone doesn't appreciate being categorized as the best "female rider in the country." Krone, all of 4-foot-10, 100 pounds, just wants to be recognized as a competitive jockey, and she's doing that at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, N.J., where she's in contention for the riding title. "The riding title would be nice," said the 24-year-old Krone, who has been riding since she was 16, "but I feel I'm in a no-pressure situation. If I wind up second, I think that would be wonderful."
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November 4, 2012 | By Lance Pugmire
Horse racing is in need of a new star, and she emerged Saturday, wearing a bright yellow one on the front of her silks. Rosie Napravnik, a red-haired 24-year-old from New Jersey, is poised to make a strong challenge as the Kentucky Derby's first winning female jockey after directing Shanghai Bobby to a stirring Breeders' Cup Juvenile victory at Santa Anita. She is the second winning female jockey in Breeders' Cup history. Julie Krone rode Halfbridled to a 2003 Juvenile Fillies victory.
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July 5, 1990 | Associated Press
The nation's leading female jockey, Julie Krone, returns to the saddle Saturday at Monmouth Park, Oceanport, N.J. Krone will simply exercise a few horses for trainer John Forbes, but has indicated she plans to return to race riding by the end of the month. Krone underwent bone grafts and prolonged rehabilitation therapy after a Nov. 24 spill at the Meadowlands in New Jersey, where she sustained severe arm injuries.
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June 11, 2006 | David Ginsburg, Associated Press
On the day she would have graduated from Hereford High School, Rosie Napravnik didn't get the chance to march down the aisle to "Pomp and Circumstance." Instead, the standout apprentice jockey trotted on horseback to the winner's circle twice at Pimlico Race Course. Napravnik skipped her senior year to pursue the only job she ever wanted. The decision proved to be wise -- and profitable.
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February 3, 1988 | BILL CHRISTINE, Times Staff Writer
Julie Krone: I weigh 100 pounds, soaking wet. David Letterman: I'd like to see that. Krone: People look up to you when you win a lot of races. Letterman: So to speak. --"Late Night with David Letterman" All right, so Julie Krone was David Letterman's willing foil for the better part of 10 minutes on his television show recently. But Krone, the 4-foot 10 1/2-inch Munchkin in silks, is so full of joie de vivre these days, that even playing straight man to Letterman is serendipity.
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August 8, 2000 | BOB MIESZERSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Julie Krone made history in 1993, when Colonial Affair won the Belmont Stakes. She made more Monday in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. More than seven years after she became the first female jockey to win a Triple Crown race, Krone, 37, was inducted into Thoroughbred Racing's Hall of Fame. Also inducted were trainer Neil Drysdale and thoroughbreds A.P. Indy, Winning Colors and Needles.
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July 24, 1990 | From Associated Press
It might be a day late, but Julie Krone could not have picked a better way to celebrate her 27th birthday. The world's best female jockey is returning to racing at Monmouth Park on Wednesday after being out for eight months with a career-threatening broken left arm. "I'm really looking forward to Wednesday," Krone said. "Just being back will be the best reward. If I win my first race, I think I just might cry." Krone has shed a couple of tears since the night of Nov.
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July 28, 1992 | From Associated Press
Julie Krone, who finished the Belmont Park meeting with 71 winners, became the first woman to win a riding title in New York.
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October 22, 2003
"I didn't have to go through that." Julie Krone, after hearing Chris McCarron talk about kicking a first-time jockey winner in the rear end as a hazing initiation.
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October 26, 2003 | Grahame L. Jones, Times Staff Writer
On her way to the winner's circle Saturday morning, Julie Krone kept pointing to the horse beneath her. It wasn't me, she was saying, it was Halfbridled. Wrong, said Chris McCarron. It was the inspired pairing of horse and rider that resulted in Halfbridled's winning the $1-million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies by 2 1/2 lengths and making Krone the first female jockey to win a Breeders' Cup race.
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December 14, 2003 | Bill Christine, Times Staff Writer
Julie Krone was released from the hospital Saturday, a day after she was tossed from her mount in a scary two-horse spill at Hollywood Park. Dr. Steven Schwartz, an on-call orthopedist at Centinela Hospital, said that Krone sustained severe bruises of the upper chest and right shoulder. X-rays showed that Krone suffered no fractures. The 40-year-old Hall of Fame jockey, who leads the standings at Hollywood, will not ride until after she is examined by Dr. Tom Harris, an orthopedic surgeon.
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December 13, 2003 | Bill Christine, Times Staff Writer
Julie Krone, the Hall of Fame jockey who has won 3,704 races despite a career frequently interrupted by serious injuries, was hospitalized with back injuries Friday night after having been tossed by one of her mounts earlier in the day at Hollywood Park. Jay Hovdey, Krone's husband, said his wife was experiencing pain in the chest and they were awaiting the reading of her X-rays by an orthopedic surgeon.
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December 1, 2003 | Bob Mieszerski, Times Staff Writer
On the day Hollywood Park gave out Julie Krone bobblehead dolls, the jockey continued her hot streak with a front-running, 16-1 upset aboard Sweet Return in the $600,000 Hollywood Derby. Sweet Return, who had never set the pace in his life, crawled through extremely slow fractions (25.35, 51.04 and 1:17.49 for six furlongs) and held off 9-2 shot Fairly Ransom to win by half a length. The final time for the 1 1/4 miles on turf was 2:04.27.
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October 26, 2003 | Grahame L. Jones, Times Staff Writer
On her way to the winner's circle Saturday morning, Julie Krone kept pointing to the horse beneath her. It wasn't me, she was saying, it was Halfbridled. Wrong, said Chris McCarron. It was the inspired pairing of horse and rider that resulted in Halfbridled's winning the $1-million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies by 2 1/2 lengths and making Krone the first female jockey to win a Breeders' Cup race.
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October 22, 2003
"I didn't have to go through that." Julie Krone, after hearing Chris McCarron talk about kicking a first-time jockey winner in the rear end as a hazing initiation.
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March 9, 2003 | Bill Christine
The epidemic of serious spills at Santa Anita continued Saturday when Julie Krone, a Hall of Fame jockey, was injured at the start of the fifth race. Krone was thrown to the ground when her mount, Sublet, stumbled leaving the gate. X-rays at Arcadia Methodist Hospital revealed two small fractures in the lumbar area of her back. Early estimates are that the 39-year-old rider will be sidelined for six weeks.
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November 26, 1989
Julie Krone, who has ridden more winners than any other woman, will be sidelined for at least three months because of a broken left arm suffered Friday in a spill at Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, N.J.
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December 27, 2002 | Bill Christine, Times Staff Writer
Julie Krone had one more mount, in a race that would be run in about 20 minutes, but she was in no hurry to leave the winner's circle. The jockeys' room and a change of silks could wait. Pictures? Take as many as you want. Interviews? Just hand her the microphone. Hugs and handshakes? She had a million of them. Krone's comeback, launched Nov.
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November 23, 2002 | BOB MIESZERSKI
Off to a good start in her comeback with four victories, Hall of Fame jockey Julie Krone will be in Arizona today riding Reine de Romance, the probable favorite in the $50,000 Queen Of The Green at Turf Paradise at one mile on turf. In Kentucky, Bien Nicole will try to extend her winning streak in the $150,000 Cardinal Handicap at 1 1/8 miles on the grass. The 4-year-old has rattled off five consecutive victories at different tracks.
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