She was the first female jockey to win a Triple Crown race, taking first place in the Belmont Stakes in 1993. Krone was also the first woman inducted into the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame, in 2001. But that wasn’t enough for her, either; having retired in 1999, she saddled up again in 2002 and became the first woman to win the Breeder’s Cup (2003). In her career, Krone won some 3,700 races, despite serious injuries, including being trampled on the racetrack in 1993 and breaking both hands in a fall in 1995.
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