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By Susan Salk on August 25, 2011
Grasping the reins that connected her firm, gentle hands to a filly she understood so well—a Thoroughbred who needed to run it her way— Tammi Piermarini steadily piloted her out of the starting gait and into a race that would put the jockey into the history books. On Monday afternoon, in the third race at Suffolk Downs in East Boston, the 44-year-old local jockey crossed the finish line in first place aboard the filly Sugar Trade, becoming the fifth female jockey in the history of the sport to amass 2,000 wins. For the rest of the week, in between rides, [...]