Everything is not Rosie as she is expected to miss time with injury

06/16/2014 10:00 AM

Jockey Rosie Napravnik suffered an injury yesterday that is expected to keep her out of the saddle for the next four to six weeks.

Napravnik, 26, suffered what her husband, Joe Sharp, described as a “mild separation” of the clavicle at the joint in her left shoulder, according to the rider’s business agent, Kelly Summers Weitsma. No surgery will be required, and Napravnik is expected to make a complete recovery from the injury.

Napravnik was injured while working out the Bob Baffert-trained Socialbug. The four-year-old filly suffered an injury that caused the jockey to become unseated. Napravnik was taken to UofL Hospital. The horse had to be euthanized.

Napravnik won this year’s Kentucky Oaks aboard Untapable, whom she was expected to ride in the Mother Goose Stakes at Belmont Park at the end of this month. Napravnik has won 31 races so far during the Spring meet at Churchill Downs, good enough for second place in the current standings. Last month, Napravnik became the first female rider at Churchill Downs to win 5 races on a single card, eclipsing the previous record of four set back in 1996. She also holds the record for most wins by a female in a meet at Churchill Downs with 45.

Trey Eckerle

Trey Eckerle joined cn|2 in June 2013. A graduate of WKU, Trey grew up in Louisville and enjoys having a front row seat as Director to Kentucky sports and politics. He can be reached at 502-792-1106 or trey.eckerle@charter.com


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