09/07/2011 3:17PM

Krone wins benefit race in England


Hall of Fame jockey Julie Krone was a winner Wednesday in a rare return to the saddle at Doncaster in England, pulling clear to win the Clipper Logistics Leger Legends Classified Stakes, a one-mile turf race for ex-jockeys that was staged for charity.

Krone, riding Invincible Hero, was making her first mount since October 2008 in an ex-riders’ race at Santa Anita, months after which she broke a leg in a pleasure-riding accident.

Krone, 48, won 3,704 races in becoming the only female rider in the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame, having been inducted in 2000. She retired in 2004 and is married to Daily Racing Form columnist Jay Hovdey, with whom she has a 5-year-old daughter, Lorelei, in Southern California.