Diane J. Nelson


Age: 51

multiple graded-stakes winning jockey who rode over 1,000 winners while capitalizing on her good loooks with a modeling career and was the sixth female jockey in North America to reach 1,000 winners, who had 1,095 victories from 9,905 career races and purse earnings of $19,106,392 but who never rode in any of the most prestigious Triple Crown or Breeders' Cup races and was one of the elite women jockeys in the sport, and who rode regularly on the highly competitive New York circuit, where at times she was the lone woman.

Cause of Death: Unknown causes

Born: September 26, 1965

Died: July 5, 2017

Goshen, Connecticut