Krone Returns to Action in Hollywood Finale

Hall of Fame jockey Julie Krone, in her first race since she fractured two bones of the lumbar vertebra in her back in a fall at Santa Anita March 8, finished second on 7-1 shot Musical Review in the finale at Hollywood Park Thursday.

In a 1 1/16-mile race for maiden special weight fillies and mares on the turf, Krone brought Musical Review from eighth in the field of 12 on the final turn. She switched the Ian Jory-trained filly off the rail to the outside at the head of the stretch, and in a good late bid, finished one length behind 9-1 winner Bonnie Brighton. Musical Review, who paid $10 to place, was part of a $208.60 exacta.

Krone, 39, said she wants to tune up for the Del Mar meeting near her home in Carlsbad by accepting a few rides in the final two weeks of the Hollywood Park spring/summer meet. Del Mar opens July 23.

"I'm making sure everything is okay with me," she told TVG prior to the race. "It was the plan all along."

The only female jockey in the Racing Hall of Fame, Krone has won 3,595 races and was enjoying a strong Santa Anita meet at the time of her injury.