Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Go Jackie Go!

Female Jockey Jackie Davis, earned her first career victory at The Big A in New York on Wednesday, guiding Blue Hill Bay 64-1 long shot to a victory in a $35,000 claiming race on the turf returning $131 on a $2 bet. The daughter of retired jockey Robbie Davis, the 21 year old has been working as an exercise rider for Hall of Fame trainer H. Allen Jerkens.

She made her professional debut at Saratoga Race Course on August 31, finishing 11th. A bit of pride for us locals here in Saratoga- Jackie- one of six children, graduated from Saratoga Springs High School. I had the opportunity to meet her 2 summers ago, when she was busing tables at a local Saratoga Restaurant and was impressed with her work ethic and desire to be a jockey. You go Girl!

1 comment:

Mary Forney's Blog said...

Yah for the girls! I've been following Chantal Sutherland since she moved her tack out here to Southern California, and she got her first win at Hollywood Park on Saturday! I was interested to read about Jackie. Nice post.