Wilson closing in on Krone’s career purse earnings record

Wilson closing in on Krone’s career purse earnings record

TORONTO, June 25, 2024 – Emma-Jayne Wilson, who recorded a historic triumph in the 2007 King's Plate aboard Mike Fox, is on the cusp of eclipsing Hall of Fame jockey Julie Krone for all-time purse earnings by a female rider.

Krone, who retired in 2004, holds the mark of US$90,126,584, with Wilson close behind at US$89,920,723 as of June 24.

In 2000, Krone became the first woman inducted into the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame. Three years later, she was the first female jockey to ride a Breeders' Cup winner (Halfbridled in Juvenile Fillies) among her record 3,704 career victories.

She welcomes Wilson’s pursuit of her earnings record.

“It's awesome,” said Krone.

Early on in her career, Wilson had the opportunity to speak with the legendary rider. ​

“Julie’s success on the racetrack is only surpassed by the first-class person she is,” praised Wilson. “She is an inspiration to me and so many others.” ​

Woodbine will provide regular updates on Wilson’s pursuit of the purse earnings record through its official website, woodbine.com, and on X, @WoodbineTB.

Emma-Jayne Wilson bio:

Multiple Grade 1-winning champion jockey Emma-Jayne Wilson started her career in 2004 and turned heads immediately. 

She became Woodbine’s leading rider in 2005 as an apprentice.

Wilson won both the Sovereign and Eclipse as Outstanding Apprentice Jockey in 2005 and captured both the Woodbine title and a second Sovereign as Outstanding Apprentice in 2006. 

In 2007, became the first female rider to win The King’s Plate aboard Mike Fox. 

Wilson has taken her talents across the world, including Hong Kong in 2008 and captaining the Girls’ Team to victory in the Shergar Cup at Ascot in 2015. 

A respected ambassador for the sport, Wilson, 42, received the coveted Avelino Gomez Memorial Award in 2018, which honours significant contributions to the sport by a jockey. 

Currently, in her 20th season at Woodbine Racetrack, Wilson is closing in on 1,900 career wins.

Chris Lomon, Woodbine

Grace Martin
Grace Martin Communications Specialist, Woodbine Entertainment
Horse Racing - TB
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