Jockey Julie Krone to ride at Canterbury

SHAKOPEE, Minn. (AP) -- Jockey Julie Krone will renew her partnership with Debonair Joe at Canterbury Park as she competes Saturday in the fifth annual Claiming Crown.

Krone, the most successful female jockey in history, won a pair of stakes races aboard Debonair Joe last December after coming out of retirement.

Krone said Friday that she will compete in the six-race event.

Krone, 39, the only woman in racing's Hall of Fame, has won 3,595 races, including 30 this year in an injury-shortened season. She resumed riding Thursday after being out four months with a back injury.

Krone will ride Debonair Joe in the $100,000 Claiming Crown Rapid Transit. She also will ride Daunting in the $150,000 Jewel and Lucky Spirit in the $75,000 Glass Slipper.


Ryan Fogelsonger, who won the 2002 Eclipse Award as the nation's leading apprentice, also will ride in the $550,000 Claiming Crown.

Krone has made four previous trips to Canterbury. She beat the legendary Bill Shoemaker in a 1988 match race at the Shakopee track and last rode there in the 1991 Minnesota Derby.

Krone, who lives in Carlsbad, Calif., retired in 1999 after an 18-year career that produced $81 million in purse earnings. She returned to the track last November.

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