With racing in her blood, this teenager has jumped from a NAPPA junior race standout to a successful point-to-point jockey.
As Mary Motion walked downstairs on Christmas morning in 2008, she noticed a strange sight.
“There was a card on the Christmas tree, and a ribbon was attached to it,” she said. “The ribbon went out the window, across the lawn, all the way to a stall.”
Standing in the stall was a 15-hand dark bay Thoroughbred. In that instant, the 14-year-old knew that Orpington was hers.