(From The Arizona Republic Dec. 7, 2016)
By Paola Boivin
AZ Central Sports
Reality strangleholds our sports dreams as we grow old. As adolescence passes, so do visions of becoming the next Mia Hamm or Michael Jordan.
Except for Vanessa Romberg. She couldn’t let go. Not at 20, not at 30 and not even at 39, when she abandoned an accomplished career as an investment banker to become a jockey.
On Wednesday, she competed in two races at Turf Paradise, another stop on a remarkable trajectory considering her late-in-life start, her background and the physical demands of the job.
“This is my dream,” she said.
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