People, Apr. 1, 1974

¶The sport of kings has been cruel to Jockey Mary Bacon, 25. In the five years that she has worn silks, Mary has broken her back twice, been kidnaped by a race-track "Johnny" and shot at. When Michigan's Hazel Park ruled in 1972 that Mary and her husband, Jockey Johnny, could not both compete, Mary left Johnny and went on riding. One of the few out-of-saddle distractions she has permitted herself was a nude pose for Playboy magazine. But it was all coming together. Two weeks into the spring meeting at New York's Aqueduct,...

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