DIANE CRUMP / by Molly Schiot

  A pioneer in the field of horse racing, in 1970, Diane Crump became the first female jockey to ride in the Kentucky Derby. A Derby win may have eluded her, but she scored more than 230 victories on track before leaving the sport in 1985. Since retiring from competition, Crump has worked as a trainer for many years and has her own horse breeding business.

 

A pioneer in the field of horse racing, in 1970, Diane Crump became the first female jockey to ride in the Kentucky Derby. A Derby win may have eluded her, but she scored more than 230 victories on track before leaving the sport in 1985. Since retiring from competition, Crump has worked as a trainer for many years and has her own horse breeding business.