Why risk the people? AI is safer for the handlers because they only associate one area with the task and it can make them easier to handle around mares. They don't associate the mares with breeding.
I do agree that the Jockey club won't change any time soon. This mare won't be more then a blip on the radar screen. That's in part because I don't see the mares being valued as much as the stallions. Its only been in the last few years that we have heard about great mares. The same is somewhat true of geldings, really it is Cigar representing the seedless grapes club.