After 181/2 years of riding and 2,395 victories, Rosemary Homeister Jr.
still encounters trainers who say they can't use her because the horse
owner doesn't want a female rider.
“Just tell 'em Homeister Jr. is riding their horse,” she tells them,
“and I'll put hair in my helmet and they'll never know. I won't even
wear eyeliner or lipstick when I come out.”
just start laughing,” Homeister said between races at Churchill Downs,
where she is riding full-time for the first time. “They say, ‘Oh, I
didn't even think of that.'
you see ‘Jr.' you think male. I just try to make fun of it, and if I do
meet owners that are like that, I just kill them with kindness.”