They were a couple of strong females, and boy, did the Santa Anita crowd of 37,205 at Friday's Breeders' Cup hear them roar.
Immediately after guiding Untapable to a length-and-a-quarter victory in Friday’s $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff, jockey Rosie Napravnik announced she would retire after riding on Saturday to start a family with her husband, trainer Joe Sharp.
As if riding the favorite Untapable to victory in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff wasn’t enough, jockey Rosie Napravnik made even more news Friday: Napravnik will stop racing after Sunday because she’s pregnant.
Whenever a big race is coming up, you'll see The Hoof Blog joyfully tweeting good wishes to jockey Rosie Napravnik. She is, after all, the horseshoer's daughter who made it to the big time. Her father, New Jersey shoer Charles Napravnik,...Show More Summary
In the male-dominated sport of horse racing, there's currently one female rising star to cheer on: Rosie Napravnik, who is a favorite to win the Kentucky Derby tomorrow. Read more...
Rosie Napravnik once rode under a different name to hide that she was female. Now she's one of the best jockeys in the business. The post Rosie Napravnik Aims To Become First Female Jockey To Win The Kentucky Derby appeared first on ThinkProgress.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — She started out her career disguising her gender, riding under the initials Rosie Napravnik Chasing History In Kentucky Derby - -
I didn’t win on opening day at Saratoga, but at least I caught both winners of the Schuylerville as they were leaving the paddock with my camera: Brazen Persuasion and jockey Rosie Napravnik. Favored Bahnah. A few more photos from the day: Stonestreet owner and Racetrack House of Style contender Barbara Banke (right), beautifully accessorizing [...]
Sixty Minutes featured top jockey Rosie Napravnik the week before the Derby. Her other claim to fame? Her father is a horseshoer! It's 90 minutes before the Kentucky Derby, do you know where you'll be today at 6:24 p.m.? Rosie Napravnik,...Show More Summary
Rosie Napravnik — the female jockey who "doesn't ride like a girl" — is hoping, once again, to be in the winner's circle this weekend at the Kentucky Derby. No female jockey has ever won what's considered the "world’s most renowned horse race." Read more...
The field for the 139th Kentucky Derby will be set this afternoon, with 20 horses expected to compete in the running for the roses on Saturday. The field will also feature Rosie Napravnik, bidding to become the first woman to … Continue reading ?
This 60 Minutes segment on Rosie Napravnik may be the first coverage of the jockey (who’s riding Mylute in the Kentucky Derby) I’ve seen this spring that doesn’t remind me of Freddy Rumsen telling Don Draper that Peggy Olsen’s insight into Belle Jolie lipstick “was like watching a dog play the piano.” Go ahead, joke, [...]
Rosie Napravnik isn’t just the most successful “girl jockey” today; she’s one of the best American jockeys, period.
Image credit: Ed Reinke/Associated Press Of course, she wanted to win the whole thing. But 23-year-old Rosie Napravnik’s 9th place finish in the 137th annual Kentucky Derby this past weekend is still ground-breaking. USA Today reports: “Only the sixth female jockey to ride in the Kentucky Derby, Rosie Napravnik gave her best effort to take [...]
New Jersey native Rosie Napravnik hopes to make a little history today by becoming the first female jockey to win the Kentucky Derby. She heads into the day with 20-1 odds aboard Pants on Fire, reports the Star-Ledger in a profile. Napravnik, 23, will be the sixth woman to ride...
The Kentucky Derby has been going strong for 136 hat-filled years. But in all those races, a mere five female jockeys have competed—and none of them crossed the finish line first. But this weekend, we're hoping that Rosie Napravnik, age 23, can change that. Show More Summary
Twenty-three year old Rosie Napravnik learned to ride horses before she could walk. This weekend, she will be the jockey on a horse called Pants On Fire, and possibly be the first woman to win the Kentucky Derby. According to CBS News, only five women have ever ridden the in the Kentucky Derby. Not one of them finished better than 11th place. More »
My Derby Though we won’t, alas, have a starter in the Kentucky Derby this year, we will have a minor rooting interest: three two jockeys who’ve ridden winners for That’s Amore Stable. Rosie Napravnik, aboard 20-1 Pants on Fire, the Louisiana Derby winner, has ridden several winners for us, including, notably, a 2007 race [...]
The fact that women jockeys like Chantal Sutherland and Rosie Napravnik are winning big races is encouraging, given how few opportunities present themselves for the fairer sex to compete in top races here with the best mounts. Yet, it’s mildly disconcerting to realize how much of a curiosity they are treated by the media and, yes, even fans. Show More Summary
In March 1969, Diane Crump became the first female jockey to ever win an American stakes race, taking the Spring Fiesta Cup aboard $21 Easy Lime at the Fair Grounds. On Saturday, Anna “Rosie” Napravnik became the first female rider to win the G2 Louisiana Derby at the same historic track: Outside the ring of [...]