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Published:May 6th, 2011 12:12 EST

Will Rosie Napravnik Be First Female Jockey To Win Kentucky Derby?

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Only five women have ever ridden the in the Kentucky Derby, and none has finished better than 11th place. Next Saturday, a budding superstar hopes to make history as the first woman to win."



I don`t give a flying fig about horse racing in general or the Kentucky Derby in particular, but I`ll be glued to the tube this Saturday praying and hoping that history (herstory) will be made.

I`m hoping that the sixth time will be the charm and that Rosie Napravnik will ride "Pants on Fire" to victory. I don`t mean to sound sexist but Rosie is beautiful, talented and dedicated.

Horse racing is made for women, a jockey can`t weight more than 126 pounds. It`s incredible that a female jockey has never won horse racing`s greatest race.

Rosie`s pants better be on fire this Saturday, if she wins millions of racing fans, especially women, will get drunk on Mint Juleps

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