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Napravnik Poised for Homecoming in Preakness

Updated: Tuesday, May 14 2013, 02:41 PM EDT

With a victory aboard Mylute in the Preakness on Saturday, Rosie Napravnik would become the first female jockey to capture the middle jewel of the Triple Crown.

More importantly to her, it would serve as a triumphant return to Pimlico Race Course, where she launched her outstanding career.

Napravnik says, "I just want to win it for my own sense of accomplishment and for all the people who have been rooting for me since the very beginning."

The 25-year-old Napravnik finished fifth in the Kentucky Derby on Mylute, the best performance ever by a female rider in the sport's most esteemed event.

Her goal this week is to make up the difference against Orb, who won the Derby and is expected to be overwhelming favorite in the Preakness.

AP-WF-05-14-13 1817GMT

(AP Photo/Garry Jones, File)

Napravnik Poised for Homecoming in Preakness


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  • Belmont Stakes

    The Belmont Stakes is the third and final leg of the triple crown of horse racing.
  • Preakness

    Held on the third Saturday in May at the Pimlico Race Course in Maryland.
  • Kentucky Derby

    Orb was the winning horse in the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 4, 2013.

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