Meet star jockey Rosie Napravnik on Saturday at Keeneland

Rosie Napravnik will meet with racing fans on Saturday.
Rosie Napravnik will meet with racing fans on Saturday. photosbyz

Rosie Napravnik, one of the most successful female jockeys in horse racing, is the featured rider Saturday, when top-notch jockeys sign autographs and take questions from fans.

She will appear in the paddock at 12:05 p.m.

Napravnik is ranked fifth by earnings this year and was eighth last year. Last spring, she was only the third female jockey in history to ride in the Preakness Stakes (and the first since 1994); she finished third aboard Mylute.

Commemorative autograph books, featuring profile pages of several jockeys riding at Keeneland, will be available for $5 during the Sunrise Trackside activities each Saturday morning and in the Keeneland Gift Shop. All proceeds benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund.


Rosie Napravnik

Born: Feb. 9, 1988, in Mendham, N.J.

First Grade 1 win: 2012 Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs on Believe You Can

First graded stakes win: 2010 Cicada (G3) at Aqueduct on Liam's Dream

First stakes win: 2006 Harrison E. Johnson Memorial at Laurel on Reckless Ways

Triple Crown highlights: Third in 2013 Preakness Stakes on Mylute.KEENELAND STATISTICS

All figures as of Thursday.

Keeneland wins: 26

Keeneland stakes wins: 2


All figures as of Thursday.

Starts: 8,602

First-place finishes: 1,631

Earnings: $55.8 million

Average earnings per start: $6,488

SOURCES: Keeneland,


Keeneland Fall Meet

When: Through Oct. 26. Gates open at 11 a.m.; first post at 1:05 p.m. No racing Mondays and Tuesdays.

Where: Keeneland Race Course, 4201 Versailles Rd.

Tickets: $5 general admission

Learn more: (859) 254-3412, 1-800-456-3412,


Highlights during the fall meet include:

Oct. 11, 18: Friday Pick 4: $200,000 guaranteed pool offered on the last four races of the day.

Oct. 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26: Tailgating on The Hill. Next to Keene Barn and Entertainment Center, The Hill will feature food trucks, a jumbo TV with Keeneland racing and SEC college football, live bluegrass music on Saturdays, more.

Oct. 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26: Craft Beer Tent. Tent in North Terrace will serve local craft beers.

Oct. 12, 19, 26: America's Best Racing. Ambassadors will conduct betting seminars and offer giveaways on The Hill.

Oct. 12, 19, 26: Sunrise Trackside. Family-friendly activities beginning at 7 a.m. with Breakfast With the Works, featuring a Southern-style breakfast and trackside commentary on Thoroughbreds as they train (until 8:30 a.m.), children's activities (7-9 a.m.), equine-related demonstration in paddock (8:45 a.m.), walking tours of Keeneland (8:30-10:30 a.m.), trackside handicapping seminar (11:30 a.m.) and Q&A session with Keeneland jockey in paddock (12:05 p.m.).

Oct. 16, 23: "Wins-day" Handicapping Contest. Register at Wagering Central. $10 entry fee. Guaranteed $2,500 pool. First 200 to register will receive a Daily Racing Form and a free appetizer from Drake's.

Oct. 11: See Blue Day. Tailgating on The Hill. Fan zones for Kentucky and Alabama fans. Kentucky students, alumni and faculty get free general admission and access to reserved grandstand seating with IDs.

Oct. 11, 12: Trunk show. With Southern Proper and State Traditions, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. in Keeneland Gift Shop.

Oct. 11: Buffalo Trace Giveaway. Enter to win prize package from Buffalo Trace Distillery. First 1,500 to register get a free Buffalo Trace drawstring bag. Registration near Elevator C.

Oct. 13: Chase Bank Customer Day. Patrons may present their JPMorgan Chase debit or credit cards at South or East Gate entrances to get free admission.

Oct. 16: American Heart Association Day. Fans encouraged to wear red to raise awareness of heart disease in women. First 3,000 fans receive a free red dress pen.

Oct. 17: Jockey Autograph Signing. Meet retired jockeys and current Keeneland riders, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., next to the paddock. Jockeys will sign posters and commemorative autograph books, sold for $5 to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund.

Oct. 18: College Scholarship Day. Free admission for full-time students, who can register in College Zone in North Terrace to win $1,000 scholarships awarded after each of the day's 10 races. First 1,000 students to register get free T-shirts and hats. Music; food from Qdoba, Raising Cane's, Core Power and Drake's; photos; and prize drawings.

Oct. 18, 19: Trunk show. With Vineyard Vines, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. in Keeneland Gift Shop.

Oct. 20: Heroes Day. All military (active duty and veterans), first responders and their families get free admission and reserved grandstand seating.

Oct. 26: Fan Appreciation Day. Free sampling of bread pudding, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in North Terrace.

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