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No Place for a Girl

By Karen Wiltshire (with Nick Townsend)

9780750995061

ISBN: 9780750995061

Published: 01-02-2021


No Place for a Girl

By Karen Wiltshire (with Nick Townsend)

ISBN: 9780750995061

Published: 01-02-2021

About This Book

There was a time when women jockeys were not welcome in the world of professional race-riding. But then one dauntless rider confronted prejudice and bullying, and refused to accept she had no place in what was once deemed a male-only environment. She would become the first British female professional jockey, taking on such illustrious names as Pat Eddery, Steve Cauthen and Walter Swinburn, and the first to win a race against men. Her ambition and courage led the way for others to follow – including the likes of Hayley Turner, the first woman to ride 100 Flat winners in a season, and Bryony Frost, the first female jump jockey to ride a Grade 1 winner at Cheltenham. No Place for a Girl chronicles four tumultuous years in the life of a woman who rode roughshod over prevailing attitudes and became the first woman to reach a significant staging post in the quest for equality. Her name is Karen Wiltshire, and this is her story.

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