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Dec 18, 2003

Krone finished riding until 2004

By: Sports Network

Inglewood, CA (Sports Network) - Julie Krone, thoroughbred racing's most successful

female jockey, will not return to riding for the

foreseeable future. The Hall of Fame jockey suffered possible rib and sternum

fractures in a track accident earlier this month at Hollywood Park.

According to Dr. Tom Harris, the 40-year-old Krone has separated ribs and severe

tissue damage along with inflammation, which is causing serious pain. Dr. Harris

evaluated X-rays and an MRI scan of Krone when she visited the doctor on Tuesday.

A more complete prognosis will be available after a CT scan is conducted.

Last Friday Krone was thrown from her mount in the third race at Hollywood Park.

Her mount, Clover Situation, was unable to avoid the fallen Skidoo which fractured

his right front leg. Clover Situation was uninjured, however, Skidoo was humanely


Krone will not ride Victory U.S.A. in Sunday's $200,000 Hollywood Starlet for

two-year-old fillies. Trainer Bob Baffert has engaged David Flores for the race.

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