Category Archives: Jockey

Jockey Cheryl White: Broke Racial Barriers for African Americans in Horse Racing

A little-known fact is Cheryl White was a jockey “gem” that most people never knew existed. She raced horses like only a few of the best did during that time. During the time White was racing horses, there were not … Continue reading

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The First Black Female Jockey – Cheryl White

On June 15, 1971, Cheryl White became the first black female jockey. She was also the first woman at a major track to win five throroughbred races. In 1991, after passing the California Horse Racing Board’s Steward examination, she began … Continue reading

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