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Female jockey Boudrot dies at 57

Updated: May 22, 2010, 12:44 AM ET
By Rowland Hoyt | Daily Racing Form

Denise Boudrot, a pioneering female jockey with more than 1,000 victories and the first to win a major race meet title, died May 19 at her farm in Grafton, Vt., after a long battle with brain cancer. She was 57.

A native of Burlington, Mass., Boudrot broke into race riding in 1972 when female jockeys were considered a novelty and struggled to earn mounts. While still an apprentice in 1974, she was dubbed "Longshot Lady" when she won the autumn meet riding title at Suffolk Downs and scored ...

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