Age no barrier to jockey Martin

Great-grandmother Sue Martin rode a winner at Tampa Bay Downs racecourse in Florida at the age of 62 on Sunday.

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Martin, who reportedly had her first ride in 1973, recording her first victory the following year, steered the mare Blue Haze Of Fire, who is trained by her husband, Wayne, to a surprise success in a claimer.

That was a first win since 2014 for Martin, who has seven children, 18 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A devout Christian, she told the Paulick Report: "I didn't know how she would like going a mile (and 40 yards), but she's been training really well.

"The Lord keeps putting me together – I've broken every bone in my body, I have a titanium leg and I have a plate and screws in my arm. I just follow the lead of the Lord and try to be obedient.

"I don't want to retire, and I think I have the mount back on Blue (Haze Of Fire)."

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