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Chris Platt

At sixteen years of age, Chris Platt got her first gallop license in Salem, Oregon, and several years later received her jockey license, earning a place among the first female jockeys to break into the business.

Chris jockeyed at the Salem and Portland racecourses as well as a few of the smaller tracks throughout the state. She also worked as a groom and a trainer's assistant.

Through the years, Chris's love of horses included reading about them in books by her favorite authors, Marguerite Henry and Walter Farley. She dreamed of one day being able to write a horse book of her own. She fina