Julie Krone
By NYRA Press Office

Julie Krone
, the all-time leading female jockey, became the first woman to win a Triple Crown race when she rode Colonial Affair to victory in the 125th running of the Belmont Stakes on June 5, 1993.

Krone is the only woman to ever ride in the Belmont. She rode four other Belmonts: Subordinated Debt was ninth in 1991; Colony Light was sixth in 1992; Star Standard was second in 1995; and South Salem was eased in 1996. 

She is also the only woman to have ridden a Breeders’ Cup winner, taking the 2003 Juvenile Fillies aboard Halfbridled.

Krone, who won her first race at Tampa Bay Downs aboard Lord Farkle on Feb. 12, 1981, was inducted into racing’s Hall of Fame in 2000 and retired in 2004 with 3,704 career victories. Married to Daily Racing Form columnist Jay Hovdey, they are the parents of a daughter, Lorelei, born in 2005.