| Jockeys |
Diane Crump (1970 Fathom, 15th): First woman to ride in the Derby and ride in a pari-mutuel race in North America - Hialeah Park, February 1969 at 19. She has entered training, and rides for her own stable.
Patricia Cooksey (1984 So Vague, 11th): She has accomplished several firsts in her career, including: first woman to ride in the Preakness (Tajawa, 6th, 1985); first to win a stakes at Churchill (1986 Pocahontas Stakes, Bestofbothworlds); and the first to win a California stakes of $100,000 or over (1983 Hollywood Prevue, So Vague). Began riding at the former Waterford Park as a 21-year-old.
Andrea Seefeldt (1991 Forty Something, 16th): Began riding in 1981, she received her Derby mount due to a prior commitment by the horse's regular rider. She was the first woman to win the Pennsylvania Derby (1991, Valley Crossing), which paid $158.60.
Julie Krone (1992 Ecstatic Ride, 14th; 1995 Suave Prospect, 11th): Racing's all-time leading woman rider in wins added to her list of achievements in 1995 as she became the first female to ride in more than one Derby. Her other feats include: first woman to ride in the Belmont (1991 Subordinated Debt, 9th); win a Triple Crown event, the 1993 Belmont with Colonial Affair; first woman to ride in the Breeders' Cup, three mounts in 1988 including a fourth aboard Forty Niner in the Classic. Julie Krone became the first woman to win a Breeders' Cup race when she rode Halfbridled to victory in the 2003 edition of Juvenile fillies.
Rosemary Homeister, Jr. (2003, Supah Blitz, 13th): She began her riding career in 1992 and won the Eclipse Award for outstanding apprentice jockey that year. The daughter of two jockeys, Rosemary was the winningest female jockey in the country in 2000. She was Supah Blitz's regular rider in one victory and five seconds before the Derby.