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Sylvia Harris (7) collected another victory at Hawthorne, this time aboard Rob Why Tee back on Jan. 2, 2008. Harris is a rarity among jockeys for several reasons: She is African-American, a woman and a 40-year-old rookie.
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( The New York Times photo by Peter Wynn Thompson / January 8, 2008 )

Sylvia Harris (7) collected another victory at Hawthorne, this time aboard Rob Why Tee back on Jan. 2, 2008. Harris is a rarity among jockeys for several reasons: She is African-American, a woman and a 40-year-old rookie.

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