Great Women in the Sport of Kings: America?s Top Women Jockeys Tell Their Stories (Sports and Entertainment)

By: Davidson, Scooter Toby

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Although it has only been thirty years since the first female jockey rode onto the then male-only turf of thoroughbred horse racing, they have since made their mark on the racetrack and in the winner's circle. Great Women in the Sport of Kings, the first book to consider the phenomenon of female jockeys, takes an in-depth look at their lives.

Through the oral histories of ten top female jockeys, the authors offer intimate portraits of how they overcame personal and professional obstacles to rise to the top of thoroughbred horse racing. In her Introduction, women's sports historian Mary Jo Festle explores the larger issues of women in sport, sexism in horse racing, the struggles female jockeys face, and the significance of their success.

Title: Great Women in the Sport of Kings: America?s Top Women Jockeys Tell Their Stories (Sports and Entertainment)

Author Name: Davidson, Scooter Toby

Categories: Sports,

Publisher: Syracuse University Press:

ISBN Number: 081560565X

ISBN Number 13: 9780815605652

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: Z081560565XZ3

Description: 081560565X Bumped and creased book with tears to the extremities, but not affecting the text block and a remainder mark to one edge - Good