Old Ironsides with Rosie aboard for his final win on the racetrack 2/9/08

Old Ironsides with Rosie aboard, jumping clean and clear on cross country in his first training level horse trials 7/15/17

About the trainer

Most people know Rosie Napravnik from her successful career as a professional jockey. She was the first female jockey ever to win the Kentucky Oaks and did so twice in three years. Rosie is only the second female jockey to win a Breeders’ Cup race and the only female to win more than one. Her 5th place finish in the Kentucky Derby, aboard Mylute in 2012, is the highest placing finish of the six female jockeys who have ridden the race. She is the only woman to have ridden in all three Triple Crown races and has ridden each race multiple times, and all in a single season.

Rosie grew up far from racing, riding in Pony Club in Bedminster, NJ. The daughter of well-known eventing coach, Cindy Napravnik, Rosie started competing at the age of 4. At the age of 7, she rode in her first pony race, aboard her 12h Welsh Mountain Pony. For several years, Rosie competed in both junior pony racing and eventing. She also rode a serious campaign, with a pony who had been rescued from the slaughter pipeline, on the pony jumper circuit and finished 7th in the Nation Pony Jumper Finals in 2000. At age 12, in the last Horse Trials of her youth, she competed at the Training level, before turning her focus solely toward racing. At that point, Rosie got her first Thoroughbred and had tunnel vision of a professional jockey career.

Rosie had immediate success on the racetrack, winning her very first race. Throughout her career of 9 1/2 years, she raced at all of the premier racetracks in the U.S. and Canada and was regularly hired by the most successful trainers in the business to pilot their horses in the most prestigious races. She was also privileged to ride in the Shurgar Cup at Ascot Racecourse in England. Rosie holds numerous riding titles at multiple racetracks across the U.S.

During her career, Rosie supported multiple Thoroughbred aftercare organizations. She was elected to the Board of Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement and participated in numerous benefits to support that charity, among a variety of others. In 2013, she participated in a demonstration on her OTTB, “Sugar”, at the Thoroughbreds For All event, hosted by the Retired Racehorse Project, which took place at the New Vocations facility in Lexington, KY.

The magnitude of her success on the track made it difficult for the racing community to understand her retiring at the peak of her career, in 2014. Rosie and her husband, successful racing trainer Joe Sharp, had decided to try for their first child together. She was 6 weeks pregnant when she won the 2014 Breeders’ Cup Distaff aboard Untapable.

Although she is now retired from riding races, Rosie still has a strong passion for Thoroughbreds! She dabbled in eventing on her OTTB while she was still racing but now has fully immersed herself into the sport horse industry. Her passion has evolved into a private training operation, transitioning racehorses into second careers. Going back to her roots, Rosie mainly focuses on eventing in her training program but also uses her experience with Hunters, Jumpers, and Fox Hunting, to train each horse toward the discipline in which it is most likely to excel. Many of Rosie’s training influences come from her mother, who has trained and coached eventing horses and riders Rosie’s entire life, and her older sister Jazz, who predominantly trains steeplechase horses but also rides Hunters, Jumpers, and Fox Hunts. In recent years, Rosie has been coached and mentored by eventing’s Individual Olympic Silver Medalists, Dorothy Crowell.

Rosie has also competed in the Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover four times. In the Makeover, she has finished in the top 15 of the eventing discipline three times. Her best placing was aboard I’malreadythere in 2018, when they entered the finale in 5th place, and performed extremely well to move up and finish 3rd among 95 horses.

Rosie’s goal is to showcase all of the horses in her program, to advocate their value off the track, while searching for each horse’s perfect person. Rosie strives to insure that each horse is ultimately placed into a home where they will be taken to their greatest potential, whatever that may be.

Rosie has taught galloping clinics for Young Riders camps and lead seminars on transitioning Thoroughbreds from the racetrack and what racehorses know. She has been a keynote speaker for a variety of events, including the National Pony Club Convention. Rosie sits on the Board of the Retired Racehorse Project and the Advisory Boards of Old Friends and the Makers Mark Secretariat Center.

Old Ironsides with Rosie aboard for his final win on the racetrack 2/9/08

Old Ironsides with Rosie aboard, jumping clean and clear on cross country in their first training level horse trials 7/15/17

About the trainer

Most people know Rosie Napravnik from her successful career as a professional jockey. She was the first female jockey ever to win the Kentucky Oaks and did so twice in three years. Rosie is only the second female jockey to win a Breeders’ Cup race and the only female to win more than one. Her 5th place finish in the Kentucky Derby, aboard Mylute in 2012, is the highest placing finish of the six female jockeys who have ridden the race. She is the only woman to have ridden in all three Triple Crown races and has ridden each race multiple times, and all in a single season.

Rosie grew up far from racing, riding in Pony Club in Bedminster, NJ. The daughter of well-known eventing coach, Cindy Napravnik, Rosie started competing at the age of 4. At the age of 7, she rode in her first pony race, aboard her 12h Welsh Mountain Pony. For several years, Rosie competed in both junior pony racing and eventing. She also rode a serious campaign, with a pony who had been rescued from the slaughter pipeline, on the pony jumper circuit and finished 7th in the Nation Pony Jumper Finals in 2000. At age 12, in the last Horse trials of her youth, she competed at the Training level, before turning her focus solely toward racing. At that point, Rosie got her first Thoroughbred and had tunnel vision of a professional career as a jockey.

Rosie had immediate success on the racetrack, winning her first race! Throughout her career of 9 1/2 years, she raced at all of the premier racetracks in the U.S. and Canada and was regularly hired by the most successful trainers in the business to pilot their horses in the most prestigious races. She was also privileged to ride at Ascot Racecourse in England. Rosie holds numerous riding titles at multiple racetracks across the U.S.

During her career, Rosie supported multiple Thoroughbred aftercare organizations. She was elected to the Board of Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement and participated in numerous benefits to support that charity, among a variety of others. She participated in a demonstration on her OTTB, “Sugar”, at the 2013 Thoroughbreds For All event, hosted by the Retired Racehorse Project, which took place at the New Vocations facility in Lexington, KY.

The magnitude of her success on the track made it difficult for the racing community to understand her retiring at the peak of her career, in 2014. Rosie and her husband, successful racing trainer Joe Sharp, had decided to try for their first child together. She was 6 weeks pregnant when she won the 2014 Breeders’ Cup Distaff aboard Untapable.

Although she is now retired from riding races, Rosie still has a strong passion for Thoroughbreds! She dabbled in eventing on her OTTB while she was still racing but now has fully immersed herself into the sports horse industry. Her passion has evolved into a private training operation, transitioning racehorses into second careers and selling them. Going back to her roots, Rosie mainly focuses on eventing in her training program but also uses her experience with Hunters, Jumpers, and Fox Hunting, to train each horse toward the discipline in which it is most likely to excel. Many of Rosie’s training influences come from her mother, who has trained and coached eventing horses and riders Rosie’s entire life, and her older sister Jazz, who predominantly trains steeplechase horses but also rides Hunters and Jumpers, and Fox Hunts. In recent years, Rosie has been coached and mentored by eventing’s Individual Olympic Silver Medalists, Dorothy Crowell.

Rosie regularly competes her horses in Area VIII and Area I. She has also competed in the Thoroughbred Makeover four times. In the Makeover, she has finished in the top 15 of the eventing discipline three times. Her best placing was aboard I’malreadythere in 2018, when they entered the finale in 5th place, and performed extremely well to move up and finish 3rd among 95 horses. Her goal is to showcase her horses to advocate their value off the track while searching for buyers who will accomplish that once the horse has been sold.

Rosie has taught galloping clinics for Young Riders camps and lead seminars on transitioning Thoroughbreds from the racetrack and what racehorses know. She has been a keynote speaker for a variety of events, including the National Pony Club Convention. Rosie sits on the Board of the Retired Racehorse Project and the Advisory Boards of Old Friends and the Makers Mark Secretariat Center.

About the trainer

Most people know Rosie Napravnik from her successful career as a professional jockey. She was the first female jockey ever to win the Kentucky Oaks and did so twice in three years. Rosie is only the second female jockey to win a Breeders’ Cup race and the only female to win more than one. Her 5th place finish in the Kentucky Derby, aboard Mylute in 2012, is the highest placing finish of the six female jockeys who have ridden the race. She is the only woman to have ridden in all three Triple Crown races and has ridden each race multiple times, and all in a single season.

Rosie grew up far from racing, riding in Pony Club in Bedminster, NJ. The daughter of well-known eventing coach, Cindy Napravnik, Rosie started competing at the age of 4. At the age of 7, she rode in her first pony race, aboard her 12h Welsh Mountain Pony. For several years, Rosie competed in both junior pony racing and eventing. She also rode a serious campaign, with a pony who had been rescued from the slaughter pipeline, on the pony jumper circuit and finished 7th in the Nation Pony Jumper Finals in 2000. At age 12, in the last Horse trials of her youth, she competed at the Training level, before turning her focus solely toward racing. At that point, Rosie got her first Thoroughbred and had tunnel vision of a professional career as a jockey.

Rosie had immediate success on the racetrack, winning her first race! Throughout her career of 9 1/2 years, she raced at all of the premier racetracks in the U.S. and Canada and was regularly hired by the most successful trainers in the business to pilot their horses in the most prestigious races. She was also privileged to ride at Ascot Racecourse in England. Rosie holds numerous riding titles at multiple racetracks across the U.S.

During her career, Rosie supported multiple Thoroughbred aftercare organizations. She was elected to the Board of Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement and participated in numerous benefits to support that charity, among a variety of others. She participated in a demonstration on her OTTB, “Sugar”, at the 2013 Thoroughbreds For All event, hosted by the Retired Racehorse Project, which took place at the New Vocations facility in Lexington, KY.

The magnitude of her success on the track made it difficult for the racing community to understand her retiring at the peak of her career, in 2014. Rosie and her husband, successful racing trainer Joe Sharp, had decided to try for their first child together. She was 6 weeks pregnant when she won the 2014 Breeders’ Cup Distaff aboard Untapable.

Old Ironsides with Rosie aboard, jumping clean and clear on cross country in their first training level horse trials 7/15/17

Although she is now retired from riding races, Rosie still has a strong passion for Thoroughbreds! She dabbled in eventing on her OTTB while she was still racing but now has fully immersed herself into the sports horse industry. Her passion has evolved into a private training operation, transitioning racehorses into second careers and selling them. Going back to her roots, Rosie mainly focuses on eventing in her training program but also uses her experience with Hunters, Jumpers, and Fox Hunting, to train each horse toward the discipline in which it is most likely to excel. Many of Rosie’s training influences come from her mother, who has trained and coached eventing horses and riders Rosie’s entire life, and her older sister Jazz, who predominantly trains steeplechase horses but also rides Hunters and Jumpers, and Fox Hunts. In recent years, Rosie has been coached and mentored by eventing’s Individual Olympic Silver Medalists, Dorothy Crowell.

Rosie regularly competes her horses in Area VIII and Area I. She has also competed in the Thoroughbred Makeover four times. In the Makeover, she has finished in the top 15 of the eventing discipline three times. Her best placing was aboard I’malreadythere in 2018, when they entered the finale in 5th place, and performed extremely well to move up and finish 3rd among 95 horses. Her goal is to showcase her horses to advocate their value off the track, while searching for buyers who will accomplish that once the horse has been sold.

Old Ironsides with Rosie aboard for his final win on the racetrack 2/9/08

Rosie has taught galloping clinics for Young Riders camps and lead seminars on transitioning Thoroughbreds from the racetrack and what racehorses know. She has been a keynote speaker for a variety of events, including the National Pony Club Convention. Rosie sits on the Board of the Retired Racehorse Project and the Advisory Boards of Old Friends and the Makers Mark Secretariat Center.