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October 29, 1953

Cheryl White the first Black female horse racing jockey was born.

Cheryl White was the first Black female horse racing jockey and the first woman to serve as a California horse racing steward. White earned her first win as a jockey on September 3, 1971, riding Jetolara to victory at Waterford Park (now Mountaineer Park) in Chester, West Virginia.

White’s debut on track garnered significant attention. National newspapers covered her first start as a jockey, and she appeared on the cover of the July 29, 1971 issue of Jet Magazine.(Wikipedia)

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