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and had the highest-placed finish for any woman jockey in that race.Adding the Preakness to her 2011 Kentucky Derby and 2012 Belmont races, she also became the first woman ever to have ridden in all three Triple Crown races.In 2017, Sharp won the Louisiana Derby with Girvin, a colt who was Sharp's first starter in the 2017 Kentucky Derby. saying I was going to ride Girvin, as an April Fool’s joke, but I was worried people might take it seriously." The horse in front of her fell and her horse was unable to avoid a collision, creating a four-horse chain reaction that sent Napravnik and one of the other riders to the hospital.Napravnik was the exercise rider for the colt at Sharp's training stable, and commented, "I thought about putting out something on Twitter . At the time of the accident she was the leading jockey at Laurel Park Racecourse.After her win in the 2014 Breeders' Cup Distaff, Napravnik announced she was seven weeks pregnant and taking a "retirement" of "indefinite" duration from race riding following the 2014 Breeders' Cup.She continues to assist Sharp in training race horses, including 2017 Kentucky Derby contender Girvin.Beginning her career in 2005, she was regularly ranked among the top jockeys in North America in both earnings and total races won.
In 2012 she became the first woman rider to win the Kentucky Oaks, riding Believe You Can and then winning the race for a second time in 2014 on Untapable.
Napravnik was born in her grandmother's home in Mendham, New Jersey, on February 9, 1988.
Shortly after she was born, she was sent to a hospital in Morristown, New Jersey, which is often mistakenly listed as her location of birth.
She received one minor injury in 2012: a non-displaced fracture of her toe, obtained when her horse hit the side of the starting gate at Saratoga.
She finished the race and returned to ride the next day.
His father, Marc Sharp, is a trainer who also owns a horse farm near Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. The pair divorced and Sharp split his time between them, growing up in Kentucky and West Virginia.