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Rosie Napravnik riding for history

Originally Published: May 6, 2011
By Pete Alfano

Kelly Breen thought it was a great fit. His fast-improving 3-year-old, Pants On Fire, was entered in the Louisiana Derby, so Breen arranged what might be the horse racing equivalent of a blind date and asked Anna Rose "Rosie" Napravnik to ride his colt.

Napravnik, 23, was the hot jockey at Fairgrounds Race Course in New Orleans, leading the meet in winners. Breen got a call from Napravnik's agent and the deal was sealed.

"I'm from New Jersey like she is," Breen said, ...

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