Katarzyna Litwiniuk (1973-1995)
She was the first Amazon in the country to win the Derby. She did this on September 4, 1994 at Partynice, riding the Sagas. She showed her tactical maturity worthy of experienced jockey – she attacked at the most convenient time, enduring psychically the fight in the finish. She liked animals and nature very much. She became interested in horses at the end of primary school education. When she learned to ride them, she came to Partynice and went to the stable led by the coach Tadeusz Dębowski.
The first time she took part in the race on April 21, 1989 at Partyncach. The debut was over-usual – riding Czajka, she won the race. In June 1991, she won the 10th Victory and moved to the category of older students. The same year brought her triumph in Darnin in the Great Festival in Sopot. The season ended in 20th place in the nationwide ranking of racing riders with a balance of 11 wins per 45 rides. A year later she won for the 25th time and became a jockey apprentice.
After graduation, she started zootechnical studies at the Wroclaw University of Agriculture. She wanted to become a racehorse trainer. Always smiling, cheerful, friendly – she loved horses that became the content of her life. She wished that in the environment of the horses, “the name Litwiniuk was not spoken without an echo, in the good sense of the word” – she wrote in her diary. She died in 1995 as a result of injuries sustained after a fall on the track.