Churchill Downs Inc. reported record total wagering for the 138th Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) day program of $39.9 million.
Eric Mitchell recaps Kentucky Oaks Day for 2012, highlighted by the victory by Believe You Can and Rosie Napravnik in the Kentucky Oaks. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm. Watch Video
Brereton Jones' homebred filly Believe You Can, winner of the Fair Grounds Oaks (gr. II) in her most recent start, posted a bullet five-furlong workout, covering the distance in :59 over a fast track the morning of April 22.
This year's Kentucky Derby contenders are so evenly matched, there is a good possibility the winner will be determined by who gets the best trip and/or the best ride. read blog
Pacesetter Believe You Can showed her determination when she held on in the final strided to nip odds-on choice Summer Applause by a head in the $480,000 Fair Grounds Oaks (gr. II) March 31.
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Rosie Napravnik is one race away from hearing the strains of "My Old Kentucky Home" raining down on her again as she parades to the post in the Kentucky Derby. read blog
The name doesn't exactly roll off the tongue, but if he wins the $1 million Louisiana Derby (gr. II) on April 1 at Fair Grounds, Triple Crown fans better get used to saying Mark Valeski.
Leading Fair Grounds jockey Rosie Napravnik completed a five-win day when she guided Gainesway Thoroughbreds' odds-on favorite Small Kitchen to victory in the $49,000 feature at the New Orleans track March 4.
El Padrino, the highly-touted 3-year-old from the barn of Todd Pletcher, proved he was worthy of the hype Feb. 25 at Fair Grounds when he outdueled Mark Valeski by a nose to win the $300,000 Risen Star (gr. II).
Making his stakes debut in the $200,000 John B. Connally Turf Cup, favored Papaw Bodie surged to the lead in upper stretch to post a convincing win at Sam Houston Race Park on the night of Jan. 28.
Prominent jockey Rosie Napravnik injured both ankles when thrown from her mount, Benwill, behind the gate prior to the sixth race at Fair Grounds.
Voting is under way at the National Thoroughbred Racing Association web site, www.ntra.com, for the 13th annual "NTRA Moment of the Year." Voters can choose from among 12 images, drawn from the year's events.
Anna "Rosie" Napravnik is slated to return to the saddle Oct. 15 after going through multiple surgeries to repair a broken arm she incurred during a spill at Delaware Park July 7.
Jockey Rosie Napravnik will join the VERSUS network broadcasting crew for the Saturday, Aug. 13, telecast of the $500,000 Sword Dancer Invitational (gr. IT) at Saratoga.
Jockey Rosie Napravnik had a second operation on her broken arm July 8. Her recovery time has been estimated at two to three months
Rosie Napravnik will have surgery July 7 on a broken left arm she got after her mount Naseeb broke down during the eighth race at Delaware Park July 6. The filly had to be euthanized.
Odds-on choice Pants On Fire returned from his unplaced effort in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) with a smart two-length victory in the $195,000 Pegasus Stakes (gr. III) at Monmouth Park June 18.
Six top female riders are set to square off in the inaugural $30,000 Pimlico Female Jockey Challenge on Black-Eyed Susan Day, May 20, at Pimlico Race Course.
After making a run at racing history in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), Delaware Park's 2010 leading jockey, Rosie Napravnik, is scheduled to make her return to the track May 16.
Louisiana Derby (gr. II) winner Pants On Fire showed his affinity for the off track at Churchill Downs on May 1 when the Jump Start colt breezed four furlongs in :47 4/5.
Lenny Shulman interviews Rosie Napravnik, jockey for Pants on Fire. Watch Video
Napravnik, who won the Fair Grounds riding title, will prepares to ride at Keeneland, where she will attempt to win the Toyota Blue Grass (gr. I). She will also ride during Derby Week at Churchill Downs.
Rosie Napravnik, leading rider at Fair Grounds, has received a seven-day suspension set to begin Sunday, Feb. 6 and last through Saturday, Feb. 12.
Odds-on choice Star Guitar became racing's newest millionaire with an easy repeat victory in the $150,000 Louisiana Champions Day Classic at Fair Grounds Dec. 11.
Forever Together, winner of the 2008 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT), is back in the race in which she finished third last year.
Jockey Rosie Napravnik earned the 1,000th win of her career when she guided odds-on favorite Laughing Charlie to victory in Delaware Park's fourth race Oct. 27.
Augustin Stable's homebred Fugitive Angel rallied from near the back and overtook pacesetting longshot Ice Mist in deep stretch to win the $150,000 Pin Oak Valley View (gr. IIIT) by 3 3/4 lengths Oct. 22 at Keeneland.
The favorite, he holds off Giant Oak by three-quarters of a length.
Redding Colliery disposed of pacesetter Euroears leaving the final turn and left his seven rivals far behind in capturing the $300,000 Lone Star Park Handicap (gr. III) for his first graded stakes victory May 31.
Rosie Napravnik, Scott Lake and Robert Cole won individual titles as the Laurel Park winter meeting came to a close April 13.
Leading Maryland jockey Rosie Napravnik announced April 4 that she plans to switch tack to Delaware Park for a new agent once she is fit to ride again following a back injury sustained Jan. 26.
Jockey Rosie Napravnik, Maryland's top rider last year, suffered three compression fractures in the thoracic region of her back as a result of a spill at Laurel Park Jan. 26 and will be sidelined eight to 12 weeks.
Rosie Napravnik, Maryland's top rider in 2006, has been released from the hospital but will miss some time after suffering a back injury in a spill at Laurel Park Friday afternoon.
Jockeys Rosie Napravnik and Ryan Fogelsonger went to the ground Friday when Napravnik's horse fell while galloping out after completing the sixth race at Laurel Park and Fogelsonger's mount tripped over the fallen horse.
Rosie Napravnik reached another milestone during her first full year as a rider when she reached the winners' circle for the 300th time this year with Merryland Monroe ($4) in the seventh race at Laurel Park Dec. 29.
Leading rider Rosie Napravnik was all smiles after winning Friday's fifth race at Laurel Park. She returned to the winners' circle atop Farah T Salute to pose with her sister Jasmine, who had just saddled her first official winner.
Due carried Rosie Napravnik from last to first while scoring an upset victory in the $250,000 Maryland Million Classic. The 3-10 favorite Cherokee's Boy faded to fifth in his 48th and final start.
Anna "Rosie" Napravnik ended a successful campaign as an apprentice rider with three victories on Wednesday's card at Laurel Park, giving the 18-year-old 279 wins as a bug rider with earnings of $5,346,154.
The eight-week Pimlico spring meeting ended June 10 with Rosie Napravnik, Scott Lake and Robert Cole winning individual titles. The same trio took the Laurel Park winter stand earlier this year.
Apprentice sensation Rosie Napravnik won races on the fast main track and the firm turf, then after the skies opened up, won some more races on the sloppy main track and a wet turf en route to a career-best five winners on Thursday's 10-race card at Pimlico Race Course.
The Maryland stewards granted leading rider Rosie Napravnik a stay after she appealed a five-day suspension for her ride aboard Tenure Track at Pimlico on April 28.
The 15-week Laurel Park winter meeting ended Sunday with Rosie Napravnik, Scott Lake and Robert Cole winning individual titles. The 72-day stand began at Laurel Park on Jan. 1.
Twin Oaks Stable's Our Peak, a 73-1 longshot with leading rider Rosie Napravnik working the reins, nipped Ah Day by a neck to win the $85,000 Private Terms for 3-year-olds Saturday at Laurel Park.
Apprentice standout Rosie Napravnik celebrated her 18th birthday in style by riding two winners during Thursday's Laurel Park card. The second victory of the afternoon was the 100th victory of her young career, which began last June.
Laurel Park's leading rider, Rosie Napravnik, took off her final five mounts Friday after being tossed from the mare Hazard during the third race at Laurel.
Apprentice jockey Rosie Napravnik tied her career best when she won four races, including the first three heats of the day, at Laurel Park Wednesday.
Apprentice rider Rosie Napravnik, who was leading the Laurel Park jockey standings when she fractured her left collarbone in a spill on Nov. 12, is to make her return Monday.
Leading rider Rosie Napravnik fractured her left collarbone in a chain reaction spill during the running of Saturday's first race at Laurel Park and is expected to miss four to six weeks.
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