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Rosie Napravnik


Rosie Napravnik

Rosie Napravnik
Kentucky Derby.
Occupation Jockey
Born (1988-02-09) February 9, 1988 (age 26)
Morristown, New Jersey
United States
Career wins 1,625 (ongoing As of 29 September 2013)[1]
Major racing wins, honours and awards
Major racing wins

Private Terms Stakes (2006)
Baltimore Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (2006)
Maryland Million Classic (2006)
Henry S. Clark Stakes (2008)
Woodlawn Stakes (2008)
Whimsical Stakes (2008)
John B. Campbell Handicap (2010)
Cicada Stakes (2010)
Lone Star Park Handicap (2010)
Hawthorne Gold Cup Handicap (2010)
Valley View Stakes (2010)
Colonel E.R. Bradley Handicap (2011)
Mineshaft Handicap (2011)
Louisiana Derby (2011)
Silverbulletday Stakes (2012)
John B. Connally Turf Cup Stakes (2012)
Fair Grounds Oaks (2012)
Peter Pan Stakes (2012)
Sanford Stakes (2012)
Hopeful Stakes (2012)
Champagne Stakes (2012)
Jamaica Handicap (2012)
Pocahontas Stakes (2012, 2013)
Rachel Alexandra Stakes (2013)
New Orleans Ladies Stakes (2013)
Doubledogdare Stakes (2013)
Alysheba Stakes (2013)
Churchill Downs Stakes (2013)
Louisville Handicap (2013)
Matt Winn Stakes (2013)
Matchmaker Stakes (2013)
Molly Pitcher Stakes (2013)
Secretariat Stakes (2013)
Lake Placid Stakes (2013)
Chandelier Stakes (2013)

American Classics wins:
Kentucky Oaks (2012)

Breeders' Cup Juvenile (2012)
Significant horses
Termsofengagement, Pants On Fire, Believe You Can

Anna Rose "Rosie" Napravnik (born February 9, 1988 in Morristown, New Jersey) is an American thoroughbred horse racing jockey. The daughter of a horseshoer and a show horse trainer, she has been around horses all of her life. In 2005 she took out her jockey license and since then has been among or at the top of racing jockeys' earnings and has been the top female rider in the United States.


Rosie Napravnik's breakout year was 2006 when she finished 31st in the national earnings title with 300 victories out of 1,465 mounts and earnings of $6,395,075. She won riding titles at Pimlico Race Course and Laurel Park Racecourse in Maryland at all four meets. Napravnik was runner-up to Julien Leparoux for the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Apprentice Jockey that year.

In 2009, she finished 40th in the national earnings title with 184 victories out of 1,109 mounts and with earnings of $5,176,563. She finished second in the jockey standings at Delaware Park with 152 winners out of 556 mounts with earnings of $2,623,767.

In 2010, Napravnik began riding at Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans, Louisiana.[2] As of 2013, she has been the leading rider at the Fair Grounds three times.[3]

In 2012, she placed 8th for the year in national earnings.[4]

Napravnik has had numerous injuries throughout her career. Delaware Online reported, "In addition to spinal compression injuries, she’s broken her left arm three times, twice broken her wrist, broken her collarbone and fractured two bones in her left leg."[5]

In 2013, she was named captain of the three member "Girls' Team" for the Shergar Cup jockey competition at Ascot Racecourse in the United Kingdom where she was the leading female rider of the team.[6] In October, she became the first woman to win the leading rider title at Keeneland Race Course.[7]

Classic races

Kentucky Derby

Napravnik rode Pants on Fire to a 9th place finish at the 2011 Kentucky Derby, the best finish for a woman in the history of the Derby. She broke that record at the 2013 Kentucky Derby, finishing 5th aboard Mylute.[8] She was only the sixth woman to ride in the Kentucky Derby.[9]

Kentucky Oaks

After a close second place finish in the 2011 Kentucky Oaks, in 2012, Napravnik became the first female jockey to win the race, riding Believe You Can.[10]


Napravnik rode in the Preakness Stakes for the first time in 2013, finishing third while riding Mylute.[11] In doing so, she was only the third woman to ever ride in the Preakness,[12] and had the highest-placed finish for any woman jockey in that race. Adding the Preakness to her 2011 Kentucky Derby and 2012 Belmont races, she also became the first woman ever to have ridden in all three US Triple Crown races.[13]


Napravnik rode in the Belmont Stakes for the first time in 2012. She finished 5th aboard Five Sixteen. She rode the filly Unlimited Budget to a 6th place finish in the 2013 Belmont, becoming the first woman to ride all three Triple Crown races in the same year.[14]

Breeder's Cup

She won the Breeders' Cup Juvenile aboard Shanghai Bobby in 2012, becoming only the second woman to win a Breeder's Cup race.[4] In 2013, she is set to ride Untapable in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies.[3]

Year-end charts

Chart (2006–present) Peak
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2006 31
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2008 63
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2009 40
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2010 30
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2011 24
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2012[15] 8



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