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By Susan Salk on August 1, 2012
Paddy Head was a jockey back in an era when women were transitioning out of traditional jobs and into male-dominated fields. But Canadian racetracks in the 1970s were still not a welcome place for a wide-eyed girl who only wanted to ride racehorses. In fact, her racetrack of choice in Vancouver British Columbia refused to license female jocks, but the Canadian would not be denied. After college and a failed attempt to make a go of job in a hunter/jumper barn, Head did get her jockey’s license, and landed at Suffolk Downs in Boston to work at her dream job. […]