Napravnik Set for Riding Return
by Blood-Horse Staff
Date Posted: 10/11/2011 5:37:49 PM
Last Updated: 10/12/2011 6:11:56 PM

Rosie Napravnik
Photo: Skip Dickstein

Anna “Rosie” Napravnik is slated to return to the saddle after going through multiple surgeries to repair a broken arm she suffered during a spill at Delaware Park July 7.

The 23-year-old native of Morristown, N.J. has five scheduled mounts at that track Oct. 15. She is scheduled to ride in the second, third, seventh, eighth, and ninth races. First race post time for the nine-race card, highlighted by four Delaware Certified Stakes worth $75,000 each, is 1:15 p.m. (EDT).

Before her injury, Napravnik was leading the Delaware Park jockey standings with 36 wins.

Last year, Napravnik became the first female leading rider in the history of Delaware Park by notching 126 wins during the season. She followed that feat by becoming the first female rider to win the jockey title at Fair Grounds and also the first female rider to win the Louisiana Derby (gr. II) when she captured the race aboard Pants on Fire.

Napravnik recorded her first career victory aboard Ringofdiamonds at Pimlico June 9, 2005. She notched her 1,000th career victory aboard Laughing Charlie at Delaware Park Oct. 27, 2010.

Read more about Napravnik’s road to recovery here.



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