Everybody at WHIN was very sad to hear of the passing of jockey Diane J Nelson on 7/5/17. Diane passed away aged just 51. There was no cause of death listed.
Diane was a multiple graded-stakes winning jockey who rode over 1000 winners from over 9000 races throughout her career, becoming just the 6th female jockey to pass the 1000 winners mark. She achieved total earnings of $19,106,392.
She was able to combine her sporting achievements with a successful modelling career.
Diane was a true great of women’s horse racing in the USA, and will be sorely missed.
More information at ESPN Newswire.