Great Women in the Sport of Kings: America's Top Women Jockeys Tell Their Stories

Great Women in the Sport of Kings: America's Top Women Jockeys Tell Their Stories

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Overview

Although it has only been thirty years since the first female jockey rode onto the then male-only turf of thoroughbred horse racing, they have since made their mark on the racetrack and in the winner's circle. Great Women in the Sport of Kings, the first book to consider the phenomenon of female jockeys, takes an in-depth look at their lives.

Through the oral histories of ten top female jockeys, the authors offer intimate portraits of how they overcame personal and professional obstacles to rise to the top of thoroughbred horse racing. In her Introduction, women's sports historian Mary Jo Festle explores the larger issues of women in sport, sexism in horse racing, the struggles female jockeys face, and the significance of their success.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780815605652
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Publication date: 02/28/2007
Series: Sports and Entertainment Series
Edition description: 1 ED
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.72(d)

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