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Thursday, October 13, 2011


DELPARK NEWS & NOTES - NAPRAVNIK EXCITED ABOUT RETURN


Wilmington, Del., October 12, 2011 — After breaking her arm when her mount went down at Delaware Park on July 7th, jockey Rosie Napravnik is set for her return to the saddle this Saturday.

"I am very excited about riding again" said Rosie Napravnik. "I have been working hard on getting fit and I am ready to ride. I feel like I have done it all the right way. I have given my wrist the time to heal properly, I have been working out and I have been breezing horses in the morning. I am just really excited about getting back to riding. I am planning on riding until the end of ther Delaware Park meet and then I am planning on returning to the Fair Grounds."


The 23-year-old native of Morristown, New Jersey, has five scheduled mounts at Delaware Park. 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.

Before the 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 winners during the season. She followed by becoming the first female rider to win the jockey title at the Fair Grounds and also the first female rider to win the Louisiana Derby with her victory aboard Pants on Fire.

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


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