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Inez Karlsson

Inez Karlsson (born April 4, 1983) was born in Gothenburg, Sweden is a jockey that rides on the Chicago circuit.[1] Currently rides at Hawthorne Race Course and Arlington Park. She was at Tampa Bay Downs from December 2009-February 2010 riding there for a few months.


A boxer in her native Sweden, Inez also was involved training Standardbred horses before turning to Thoroughbreds and coming to North America. She made her debut at Arlington Park late in the 2007 meet and scored her maiden victory here in that meet's waning days, with Team Block's Death Valley on Sept. 12.

After some success at the Fall 2007 Hawthorne meet, Inez was sidelined for some surgery and returned in time for the Spring 2008 meet there.

After Hawthorne Race Course's meet ended, she came to Arlington for her first full season in 2008 and became the first female rider in Arlington history to bag four wins on one card - completing that feat twice en route to honors as the meet's leading apprentice rider. She finished fifth in the arlington standings with 60 wins out of 466 mounts with earnings of $1,220,912. And 2008 was a breakout year for Inez as she finished 92nd in the national earnings title with 1,130 mounts with 161 victories with earnings of $3,026,454.

Capitalizing on her strong Arlington meet, she went back to Hawthorne for the Fall 2008 meet and captured that crown. She was named a finalist for the 2008 Eclipse as Outstanding Apprentice Jockey but finished second in that balloting.

She was second in the 2009 winter/spring meet at Hawthorne. She finished fourth in the 2009 Arlington Park standings with 495 mounts with 66 victories with earnings of $1,450,399. For the national eaenings title she finished 93rd with 1,030 mounts with 150 victories with earnings of $2,917,328.


  1. Inez Karlsson, femalejockeys.com, accessed 2010-05-30

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