Jockey Rosemary Homeister races at Arlington Park for Derby - FOX 10 News | myfoxphoenix.com

Jockey Rosemary Homeister races at Arlington Park for Kentucky Derby weekend

Posted: Updated:
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (FOX 32 News) -

The Kentucky Derby is on Saturday. But the fun begins at Arlington Park on Friday for opening weekend. There's lots to do and more to see!

Good Day Chicago caught up with Rosemary Homeister Jr. on Friday, one of the best jockeys ever to sit in the saddle. But her greatest love may be what awaits her at the end of the day.

For Rosemary, racing is a routine that never grows old. Every time she gets ready to ride, she gets that special feeling - somewhere between excited and sick to her stomach.

Rosemary is a competitor to say the least. She is a second generation jockey, following in her parents' footsteps since the early 90's. Rosemary has won more than 2,600 races!

Rising to the highest ranks of one's profession is never easy, but this lady has done it with grace and style – and she's still learning.

The new mom – congratulations Rosemary! - will be riding high in the saddle again on Friday, when she competes in four separate races at Arlington.

Three-time Kentucky Derby winner Kent Jason Desormeaux is also racing at Arlington Park for opening weekend. This jockey also has his favorite to win already picked out!

Follow Us!

Share Your Sports Photos & Video

Submit Your Sports Photos

Share Your Photos & Video

  • SportsMore>>

  • Whitecaps and Fire play to 0-0 draw

    Whitecaps and Fire play to 0-0 draw

    Chicago goalkeeper Sean Johnson made a second half save to preserve the Fire's 0-0 tie with the Vancouver Whitecaps on Wednesday night.
    Chicago goalkeeper Sean Johnson made a second half save to preserve the Fire's 0-0 tie with the Vancouver Whitecaps on Wednesday night.
  • Rockies beat Cubs 6-4 in 10 innings

    Rockies beat Cubs 6-4 in 10 innings

    Brandon Barnes hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the 10th inning, and the Colorado Rockies beat the Chicago Cubs 6-4 on Wednesday night.
    Brandon Barnes hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the 10th inning, and the Colorado Rockies beat the Chicago Cubs 6-4 on Wednesday night.
  • Scherzer helps Tigers to 7-2 win over White Sox

    Scherzer helps Tigers to 7-2 win over White Sox

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:07 PM EDT2014-07-31 03:07:20 GMT
    Max Scherzer pitched seven impressive innings, and the Detroit Tigers scored six runs in the first inning en route to a 7-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night.
    Max Scherzer pitched seven impressive innings, and the Detroit Tigers scored six runs in the first inning en route to a 7-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night.
Powered by WorldNow

KSAZ-TV & KUTP
511 W. Adams St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Phone: (602) 257-1234
Fax: (602) 262-0177

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices