Jockey Robyn Smith Astaire. In 1973 she became the first female jockey to win a stake race in America. In 1980 she married Fred Astaire and lefr racing.

Jockey Robyn Smith Astaire. In 1973 she became the first female jockey to win a stake race in America. In 1980 she married Fred Astaire and lefr racing.

Do you ever wonder what happens to Chincoteague ponies once they're sold? Here's a great story about Hershey, a Chincoteague pony who is now eventing!

Do you ever wonder what happens to Chincoteague ponies once they're sold? Here's a great story about Hershey, a Chincoteague pony who is now eventing!

Kathy O'Hara, the leading women's jockey in Sydney, Australia, talks about what its like to be a jockey.

Kathy O'Hara, the leading women's jockey in Sydney, Australia, talks about what its like to be a jockey.

Wilhemena 'Bill' Smith is Australia's first female jockey - she rode as a man her whole career. Born in 1886, it was not revealed that she was a woman until her death in 1975.

Wilhemena 'Bill' Smith is Australia's first female jockey - she rode as a man her whole career. Born in 1886, it was not revealed that she was a woman until her death in 1975.

Michelle Payne is an Australian jockey. She won the 2015 Melbourne Cup riding Prince of Penzance, the first female jockey to win the event.

Michelle Payne is an Australian jockey. She won the 2015 Melbourne Cup riding Prince of Penzance, the first female jockey to win the event.

Champion Adelaide jockeys show fashionable dress codes ahead of Melbourne Cup - Jockeys Libby Hopwood, Jamie Kah, Eran Boyd, and Clare Lindop at Morphettville Race course.  Lindop, who is the only South Australian female jockey to have ridden in a Melbourne Cup, swapped her racing silks for a fashion-forward floral frock for a special Advertiser photoshoot. Source: News Limited

Champion Adelaide jockeys show fashionable dress codes ahead of Melbourne Cup - Jockeys Libby Hopwood, Jamie Kah, Eran Boyd, and Clare Lindop at Morphettville Race course. Lindop, who is the only South Australian female jockey to have ridden in a Melbourne Cup, swapped her racing silks for a fashion-forward floral frock for a special Advertiser photoshoot. Source: News Limited

Interviews with some of Australia's top up and coming female jockeys.

Interviews with some of Australia's top up and coming female jockeys.

Let's hear it for the girls! Female jockeys ride as well as he men these days. Jockeys such as Hayley Turner are winning the big horse racing prizes now.

Let's hear it for the girls! Female jockeys ride as well as he men these days. Jockeys such as Hayley Turner are winning the big horse racing prizes now.

Michelle and the Cup.

Michelle and the Cup.

Michelle Payne holds the 2015 Melbourne Cup. First female Jockey to win the Melbourne Cup.

Michelle Payne holds the 2015 Melbourne Cup. First female Jockey to win the Melbourne Cup.

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