Aged 12, she started horseback-riding at the sports stable at Służewiec in Warsaw.
When she was 16 years old, she moved to the racing stable. A year later, she made her debut as a lady rider – amateur in a race with professional jockeys.
After obtaining the secondary-school certificate, she worked at the Selection Department at PTWK; she worked and rode at the racing stable; she raced (42 wins) and in afternoons, she trained riders as an instructor at the sports club (LOK). At the same time, she studied zootechnics by default.
After graduation in 1975, she became a trainer of racehorses at the racecourse in Wrocław. Unfortunately, consequently, she had to end her riding career. In the first season of her training job, she became the champion of trainers and horses trained by her won all of the greatest races at Partynice, among others Derby, Oaks and Wielka Wrocławska. After so spectacular success, he was invited by the PTWK director of that time to Warsaw and she took over the stable at Służewiec.
She ended her trainer’s career after the season 2015.
Within her almost 40 years’ work with racehorses, she can really pride herself on the following successes: • she was chosen as a Trainer of the Year by racing reporters three times, • the horses trained by her won their races almost 200 times,
In 2017, she was honored with the H.H. Sheikh Fatim Bint Mubarak Darley Awards for her track records in training of Arabian racehorses. Unfortunately, she could not attend the award ceremony that took place at Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Dorota received her award at Służewiec, at the paddock, before decoration of Shannon Queen after Derby 30/07/2017.
Many of her charges that won the most prestigious awards are recorded at the horse racing history as the outstanding horses. They were, among others, as follows:
English Thoroughbreds: • Derby Prize – DURAND, LIMAK, MUSTAFA, ARCTIC, RUTEN • The Prime Minister’s Prize – HEADY BID, SZARLATAN (x3), DELANO, MYSTERY, TULIPA • Spring Prize (1000 guineas) – DAXI • Ruler’s Prize (2000 guineas) – LIMAK, ARCTIC • LIRY Prize (OAKS) – DAXI, DAGHARA, NECHEMIA, NEBBIA, KRÓLOWA ŚNIEGU • St. Leger Prize – CISÓW, HALLMARK, RUTEN • Wielka Warszawska Prize – CISÓW, ARCTIC, TULIPA and also, and maybe first of all, Kałuba was a co-authoress of successes of the splendid mare DŻAMAJKA (tr. B. Strójwąs) that won the following prizes: Derby, Liry (Oaks), St. Leger, Wielka Warszawska and Cena Slovenska and was recognized in Poland as a “Horse of the Century” as well as the mare SAVVANNAH that won the following prizes: Oaks, Europe and Criterium.
After ending her career, Dorota opted out of the public life. She lives with her husband by Warsaw where she is glad of the retired person life; she deals mainly with her home, family, garden (she adores flowers) and dogs. In summer, she likes travelling with her camper all over Poland.