Rosie Napravnik

Rosie Napravnik

Skip Dickstein

Napravnik Returns to Delaware Park May 16

She was first female jockey to win track's riding title last year with 126 victories.

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.

The 23-year-old native of Morristown, N. J., who finished ninth in the Kentucky Derby aboard Pants on Fire, has six scheduled mounts on the Monday card.

Last year, Napravnik became the first female rider in the history of Delaware Park to capture the leading jockey title by posting a record of 126 winners from 529 mounts. She followed up her Delaware Park success by winning the Louisiana Derby (gr. II) with her Derby horse and capturing the leading jockey title at Fair Grounds.

Last year, she notched her 1,000th career victory at Delaware Park Oct. 27. In 2009, Napravnik finished second in the Delaware Park standings to David Cohen; in 2008, she finished fifth. Her first career win came on her first mount, Ringofdiamonds, at Pimlico on June 9, 2005.