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.
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 ?
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 »