Jockey Aymara Rivero races at Fairmount Park
Date: 6/26/2012 Album ID: 1490775
Photos by Chris Lee
Aymara Rivero, a Triad High School graduate, is the lone female jockey currently racing at Fairmount Park in Collinsville. She raced in six of eight events on June 19, placing first, second and third.
Jockey Aymara Rivero rides Lucky Alec on a training run on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at Fairmount Park in Collinsville.  Rivero is scheduled to race aboard Lucky Alec on Friday.
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Jockey Aymara Rivero (left) aboard Foxtrot Oscar races alongside Siggy Golibrzuch aboard Illini Destiny on the home stretch during a 5 1/2 furlong race on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at Fairmount Park in Collinsville.
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Jockey Aymara Rivero studies the racing schedule  and highlights strong competitors to watch for in each scheduled race on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at Fairmount Park in Collinsville.
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Jockey Aymara Rivero puts on her riding boots as she prepares for the first race of the afternoon in the girls jockey room on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at Fairmount Park in Collinsville.
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Jockey Aymara Rivero puts on her helmet in the girls jockey room as she prepares for the third race on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at Fairmount Park in Collinsville.
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Jockey Aymara Rivero (left) rides Soon around the paddock before a one mile race on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at Fairmount Park in Collinsville.
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Jockey Aymara Rivero (6) aboard Reba Nell starts out of the gates in a one mile race on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at Fairmount Park in Collinsville.  Rivero won the race.
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Jockey Aymara Rivero, riding Reba Nell, checks the competition as she finishes a one mile race on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at Fairmount Park in Collinsville.  Rivero won the race.
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Steve Peterman, the clerk of scales, weighs jockey Aymara Rivero immediately after she won the one mile third race riding Reba Nell on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at Fairmount Park in Collinsville.
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Jockey Aymara Rivero stretches in the girls jockey room as she watches Jay Randolph Jr. handicap her first race on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at Fairmount Park in Collinsville.
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All dressed up, jockey Aymara Rivero waits the final minutes in front of the television in the girls jockey room before heading to the paddock for her first race of the afternoon on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at Fairmount Park in Collinsville.
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Jockey Aymara Rivero reviews the racing schedule in the girls jockey room before a race on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at Fairmount Park in Collinsville.
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Jockey Aymara Rivero (right) aboard Mr. Nolet races against Robert Cummings aboard Hot Needle on the home stretch during a 5 1/2 furlong race on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at Fairmount Park in Collinsville.
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Jockey Aymara Rivero returns from a race covered in sand from the track on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at Fairmount Park in Collinsville. I even get it between my teeth, she says about the sand.  
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Jockey Aymara Rivero wipes off sand from her boots and pants between races in the girls jockey room on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at Fairmount Park in Collinsville.
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Jockey Aymara Rivero's boots and silks wait to be cleaned after her final race on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at Fairmount Park in Collinsville.
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Jockey Aymara Rivero gives Reba Nell a peppermint treat in the stables on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at Fairmount Park in Collinsville.  Rivero rode Reba Nell to a win the previous night.  
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Jockey Aymara Rivero leaves the race track after racing in six of eight races, winning one, on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at Fairmount Park in Collinsville.
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