Rosie Napravnik

Rosie Napravnik

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Rosie Napravnik Collects 1,000th Career Win

Delaware Park's leading rider, now 22, reaches milestone in claiming race.

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.

The 22-year-old rider's milestone victory came for trainer Steve Hobby and owner Tat Hoi Fung. She scored by 1 3/4 lengths from off the pace aboard the 3-year-old son of Indian Charlie in a $5,000 claiming race at six furlongs over a sloppy main track.

Napravnik is the current leading rider at the Delaware Park meet with a record of 121 winners from 512 mounts. The native of Morristown, N.J., is seeking  to become the first female to lead the jockey standings in Delaware Park history. The meet is to conclude Nov. 6.

Starting her career in Maryland, Napravnik notched her first win when just 17 aboard her first mount, Ringofdiamonds, at Pimlico Racecourse on June 9, 2005. She went on to win riding titles at Laurel Park in 2006 and 2008. Last year, she finished second in the Delaware Park jockey standings.