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Julie Krone crosses the finish line to win the August 24, 2003 Breeders Cup at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club aboard Candy Ride, owned by Sid and Jenny Craig of Rancho Sante Fe.. Julie A. Krone (b. July 24, 1963, Benton Harbor, Michigan), is an American jockey. In 1993, she became the first female jockey to win a Triple Crown race when she captured the Belmont Stakes aboard Colonial Affair. In 2000 she became the first female jockey inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. Julie Krone retired for the first time on April 18, 1999 as the only woman thus far to win a Triple Crown race. After coming out of retirement in 2002[1], she also was the first woman jockey to win a Breeders' Cup race when she rode Halfbridled to victory in the 2003 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies. On December 12, 2003, just weeks after her Breeders' Cup win, she broke several ribs and suffered severe muscle tears in a fall at Hollywood Park Racetrack. Though not fully recovered from her injuries, Krone attempted to come back on February 11, 2004, also at Hollywood, but failed to win in three races.[2] She did not ride again; on July 8 of that year, she made a statement in which she did not officially retire, but strongly hinted that she would never race again. (wikipedia)