Apprentice Clawson ‘Happy With Less Of A Spotlight,’ Concludes Riding Career

At one point this summer the leading jockey at Indiana Grand, apprentice Katie Clawson has decided not to continue pursuing her riding career. According to drf.com, Clawson recently suffered a head injury during morning training hours, and has only ridden one race since the incident.

The 20-year-old insists she is not disappointed by the decision, because she had already been considering a return to exercise riding around the end of Indiana’s summer meet.

“My personality did not exactly line up with the jockey lifestyle,” Clawson admitted. “I’m happy with less of a spotlight, more time with my family, less of the perception of other people. All that wasn’t something I experienced before. I was able to fulfill my dream, but I just found out what makes me happy. You don’t have a way of testing that out without doing it.”

Clawson has taken a job galloping for trainer Mike Maker.

Read more at drf.com.

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