Most people know Rosie Napravnik from her successful career as a professional jockey. She was the first female jockey ever to win the Kentucky Oaks, and did so twice in three years. Since retiring from racing, Rosie has focused on giving back to the amazing athletes that carried her for all of her success on the racetrack! Rosie has launched a second career, retraining Thoroughbreds after they’ve retired from racing. In early 2019, Rosie partnered with the nations oldest and largest Thoroughbred aftercare organization, New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program, to open their satellite facility in Covington, LA. She also sits on the board of the Retired Racehorse Project and the advisory boards for Old Friends and The Secretariat Center.
Rosie has taught galloping clinics for Area VIII Young Riders camps and has lead seminars on “Transitioning Thoroughbreds From The Racetrack” and “What Race Horses Know.” She has been a keynote speaker for various events, including the National Pony Club Convention. Rosie has competed in the Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover seven times since 2015, making it to the finale of the eventing discipline three times and winning with her own horse, Sanimo, in 2019. After their win in the Makeover, Rosie has continued her training with Sanimo with the intention of taking him to the upper levels of eventing. Rosie’s goal is to showcase all of the horses in her program, to advocate for their value off the track while searching for each horse’s perfect person. She strives to ensure that each horse is ultimately placed into a home where they will be taken to their greatest potential, whatever that may be.
“My first experience with Tribute® was at the racetrack, where my husband’s horses were flourishing! When I started managing my own horses in training off the track, it was a no brainer to start with Tribute®. There’s not a better feed to use for the variety of horses that come into my program, from active racehorses rehabbing injuries, to horses transitioning from track life into a second career or those residing here at Four Ponds Farm and living the life of luxury in retirement. I mostly feed Kalm Ultra®, as it has the best balance for what these horses need in their nutrition.”