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 jockies' 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.
She won the Breeders' Cup Juvenile aboard Shanghai Bobby in 2012 and placed 8th in the national earnings title.
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.

Rosie Napravnik
  • Twitter Classic
  • Facebook Classic
  • Google Square

Send us a Tweet

Like us on Facebook

Add us to your Circles