Sherry Mickle Wood: The “GAL” Jockey!

Sherry was born a horserider!  At age 3, she was riding ponies; by the age of 8, she was riding a horse that her father bought her, a half- broke Mustang/QH cross.  She spent the next 7 years competing in barrel racing and pole bending with that horse.  “I learned a lot from that horse!”

Sherry will be writing about her experiences as a professional jockey.

She had quite a career!   Can’t wait!

 Here she is, in a time where “girl jockeys” weren’t common, to say the least!  The announcer, at the end of the race, refers to her as “The Gal Jockey.” 

Watch her ride, wow!

May 24, 1976 ~ Race 5 at Suffolk Downs

on a horse named Demon!





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