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Former star jockey Rosie Napravnik enjoying retirement, preparing for motherhood
Former star jockey Rosie Napravnik enjoying retirement, preparing for motherhood

They saw it as a loose plan, one that might play out over years. Until then, she would remain the high-profile sports star and he would get the new family business off the ground. “It took a month,” Rosie Napravnik says. She learned she was pregnant with her first child at the beginning of October, less than a month before she was to ride the great filly Untapable in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Distaff. She and her husband, trainer Joe Sharp, guarded the news closely as the race approached. Napravnik rode to victory, no surprise for one of the top jockeys in the country. And then she stunned her fans and peers, announcing that she would walk away from her ascendant...

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