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Kentucky Derby 2011: Jockey Anna 'Rosie' Napravnik races towards history

Kentucky Derby 2011: Jockey Anna 'Rosie' Napravnik races towards history
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Morristown native Anna “Rosie” Napravnik saw her first time on a horse at the age of 2 and was riding ponies in the Mid-Atlantic region by the time she was 7.

By the time she turned 13, Napravnik 13, was galloping horses for Hall of Fame trainer Jonathan Sheppard. In 2005 Napravnik left high school for a full time career as a jockey, and has never looked back.

At this point, kentuckyderbyinfo.com reports there have only been five women who have ridden in the Kentucky Derby: Diane Crump, Patti Cooksey, Andrea Seefeldt, Julie Krone, and Rosemary Homeister.

Now Rosie Napravnik is about to become number 6.

Kentucky.com reports the 23-year-old became the first female jockey to win the riding title at Fair Grounds last month by putting up 110 wins, 31 more than Shaun Bridgmohan, who came in second.

 

Rutgers looks to ‘Strike Out Hunger’

Rutgers looks to ‘Strike Out Hunger’
BY JOE FAVORITO
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
ON N.J. SPORTS MARKETING

Sports transcend virtually every social and economic stratum around the world. Nations have stopped centuries of bickering in order to use t...

NFL lockout 2011: Why are Gov. Christie and other politicians strangely silent?

NFL lockout 2011: Why are Gov. Christie and other politicians strangely silent?
BY EVAN WEINER
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
THE BUSINESS AND POLITICS OF SPORTS

The National Football League Draft is on the horizon and there has been a deafening silence from a group of people who actually ha...

Philadelphia Eagles 2011 schedule: A first look

Philadelphia Eagles 2011 schedule: A first look
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

In the upcoming NFL season, the Philadelphia Eagles are scheduled to be playing the teams in the NFC West during their 2011-2012 campaign, along with those from the AFC...

Princeton names former Tiger Mitch Henderson new basketball coach

Princeton names former Tiger Mitch Henderson new basketball coach
BY JON LESNIK
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The Princeton Tigers did not have to look very far for a new basketball coach. All they had to do was look at old basketball programs and call some old friends.

In hir...

MMA fighter to enter cage while also battling cancer

MMA fighter to enter cage while also battling cancer
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Scott Fairlamb’s name may not be the most familiar name you come upon when you read the roster of the AMA Fight Club in Whippany, N.J. Fairlamb just made his MMA debut ...

N.Y. Jets 2011 schedule: Rex Ryan thinks it's tough

N.Y. Jets 2011 schedule: Rex Ryan thinks it's tough
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

There was never a dull moment with the 2010 New York Jets, and head coach Rex Ryan likes their just released 2011 schedule.

In their opener on Sunday night, Sept. 11, at...

N.Y. Giants 2011 schedule: A first look

N.Y. Giants 2011 schedule: A first look
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The schedule for the 2011-2012 NFL season, should there happen to be one, has been released.

ESPN reports that the regular season will begin on Thursday night, Sept. 8, wh...

9-year-old marathon runner and family to raise brain tumor awareness

9-year-old marathon runner and family to raise brain tumor awareness
BY JERRY MILANI
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Running a marathon is one of those lifetime achievements that thousands point to as life-altering – an accomplishment just as much mental as physical. Many times i...

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