Julie Krone, Jockey. She was the first female jockey to win a Triple Crown race, the first woman inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, and the first female jockey to win a Breeders’ Cup race.
"I never thought once that I wouldn't make it. I just wouldn't take no for an answer. And when things didn't work out, I didn't pay any mind, because when you're young you only think about the good things that can happen."
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