Jockey Rosie Napravnik eyes Kentucky Derby history

Rosie Napravnik, who was the first female jockey to win the Kentucky Oaks in 2012, has a shot at becoming the first woman to win the Kentucky Derby on Saturday. Napravnik will be aboard Mylute, a 15-1 shot to win the Derby and starting from post position 6 at Churchill Downs.


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Exercise rider Rosie Napravnik rides Kentucky Derby entrant Mylute for a workout at Churchill Downs, Friday, May 3, 2013, in Louisville, Ky. The 139th running of the Kentucky Derby occurs Saturday. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Exercise rider Rosie Napravnik rides Kentucky Derby entrant Mylute for a workout at Churchill Downs, Friday, May 3, 2013, in Louisville, Ky. The 139th running of the Kentucky Derby occurs Saturday. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Exercise rider Rosie Napravnik rides Kentucky Derby entrant Mylute for a workout at Churchill Downs, Friday, May 3, 2013, in Louisville, Ky. The 139th running of the Kentucky Derby occurs Saturday. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Spectators watch as Believe You Can ridden by Rosie Napravnik makes its way out to the track for the sixth race before the running of the 139th Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs Friday, May 3, 2013, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Spectators watch as Believe You Can ridden by Rosie Napravnik makes its way out to the track for the sixth race before the running of the 139th Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs Friday, May 3, 2013, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Spectators watch as Believe You Can ridden by Rosie Napravnik makes its way out to the track for the sixth race before the running of the 139th Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs Friday, May 3, 2013, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
FILE - In this April 6, 2013 file photo.jockey Rosie Napravnik waits for her mount in the paddock before a horse race at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky. Napravnik tries to become the first female jockey to win the Kentucky Derby, a year after her ninth-place run here made her the highest female finisher. (AP Photo/Garry Jones, File)
FILE - In this April 6, 2013 file photo.jockey Rosie Napravnik waits for her mount in the paddock before a horse race at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky. Napravnik tries to become the first female jockey to win the Kentucky Derby, a year after her ninth-place run here made her the highest female finisher. (AP Photo/Garry Jones, File)
FILE - In this April 6, 2013 file photo.jockey Rosie Napravnik waits for her mount in the paddock before a horse race at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky. Napravnik tries to become the first female jockey to win the Kentucky Derby, a year after her ninth-place run here made her the highest female finisher. (AP Photo/Garry Jones, File)
In this April 27, 2013 image provided by Churchill Downs, Kentucky Derby hopeful Mylute, under Rosie Napravnik, works out at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Napravnik tries to become the first female jockey to win the Kentucky Derby, a year after her ninth-place run here made her the highest female finisher. (AP Photo/Churchill Downs, Reed Palmer)
In this April 27, 2013 image provided by Churchill Downs, Kentucky Derby hopeful Mylute, under Rosie Napravnik, works out at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Napravnik tries to become the first female jockey to win the Kentucky Derby, a year after her ninth-place run here made her the highest female finisher. (AP Photo/Churchill Downs, Reed Palmer)
In this April 27, 2013 image provided by Churchill Downs, Kentucky Derby hopeful Mylute, under Rosie Napravnik, works out at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Napravnik tries to become the first female jockey to win the Kentucky Derby, a year after her ninth-place run here made her the highest female finisher. (AP Photo/Churchill Downs, Reed Palmer)
LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 02: Rosie Napravnik the jockey for Mylute talks to the media during the morning training for the 2013 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 2, 2013 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 02: Rosie Napravnik the jockey for Mylute talks to the media during the morning training for the 2013 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 2, 2013 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 02: Rosie Napravnik the jockey for Mylute sits on a horse during the morning training for the 2013 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 2, 2013 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 02: Rosie Napravnik the jockey for Mylute sits on a horse during the morning training for the 2013 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 2, 2013 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Shanghai Bobby, right, with Rosie Napravnik atop, crosses the finish line ahead of He's Had Enough, ridden by Mario Gutierrez, to win the the Breeders' Cup Juvenile horse race, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
Shanghai Bobby, right, with Rosie Napravnik atop, crosses the finish line ahead of He's Had Enough, ridden by Mario Gutierrez, to win the the Breeders' Cup Juvenile horse race, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
Shanghai Bobby, right, with Rosie Napravnik atop, crosses the finish line ahead of He's Had Enough, ridden by Mario Gutierrez, to win the the Breeders' Cup Juvenile horse race, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
ARCADIA, CA - NOVEMBER 03: Rosie Napravnik react after she rides Shanghai Bobby #4 to victory during the Breeders' Cup Juvenile at Santa Anita Park on November 3, 2012 in Arcadia, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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ARCADIA, CA - NOVEMBER 03: Rosie Napravnik react after she rides Shanghai Bobby #4 to victory during the Breeders' Cup Juvenile at Santa Anita Park on November 3, 2012 in Arcadia, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
ARCADIA, CA - NOVEMBER 03: Jockey Rosie Napravnik atop Shanghai Bobby is lead to victory circle after winning the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Race during the 2012 Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita Park on November 3, 2012 in Arcadia, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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ARCADIA, CA - NOVEMBER 03: Jockey Rosie Napravnik atop Shanghai Bobby is lead to victory circle after winning the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Race during the 2012 Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita Park on November 3, 2012 in Arcadia, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
Rosie Napravnik, left, and owner Brerton Jones hold up the winning trophy after Believe You Can won the 138th running of the Kentucky Oaks horse race at Churchill Downs Friday, May 4, 2012, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Rosie Napravnik, left, and owner Brerton Jones hold up the winning trophy after Believe You Can won the 138th running of the Kentucky Oaks horse race at Churchill Downs Friday, May 4, 2012, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Rosie Napravnik, left, and owner Brerton Jones hold up the winning trophy after Believe You Can won the 138th running of the Kentucky Oaks horse race at Churchill Downs Friday, May 4, 2012, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Rosie Napravnik rides Believe You Can to victory in front of Broadway's Alibi (6) ridden by John Velazquez in the 138th running of the Kentucky Oaks horse race at Churchill Downs Friday, May 4, 2012, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Rosie Napravnik rides Believe You Can to victory in front of Broadway's Alibi (6) ridden by John Velazquez in the 138th running of the Kentucky Oaks horse race at Churchill Downs Friday, May 4, 2012, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Rosie Napravnik rides Believe You Can to victory in front of Broadway's Alibi (6) ridden by John Velazquez in the 138th running of the Kentucky Oaks horse race at Churchill Downs Friday, May 4, 2012, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Rosie Napravnik is congratulated by owner Brerton Jones hold up the winning trophy after Believe You Can won the 138th running of the Kentucky Oaks horse race at Churchill Downs Friday, May 4, 2012, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)
Rosie Napravnik is congratulated by owner Brerton Jones hold up the winning trophy after Believe You Can won the 138th running of the Kentucky Oaks horse race at Churchill Downs Friday, May 4, 2012, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)
Rosie Napravnik is congratulated by owner Brerton Jones hold up the winning trophy after Believe You Can won the 138th running of the Kentucky Oaks horse race at Churchill Downs Friday, May 4, 2012, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)

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