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Napravnik injured in spill at Churchill Downs

Napravnik aboard Untapable wins the 2014 Kentucky Oaks by 4-1/2 lengths.
Napravnik aboard Untapable wins the 2014 Kentucky Oaks by 4-1/2 lengths.
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Top jock Rosie Napranik suffered a “mild” separation of her left shoulder and clavicle at Churchill Downs yesterday when 4-year old filly Socialbug brokedown during a workout and threw her to the ground. The injury, which occurred just 10 hours after Rosie, 26, won the Grade III Matt Winn Stakes aboard 3-year old colt Tapiture, and will now prevent her from riding the nation’s leading 3-year old filly, Untapble in the Mother Goose Stakes at Belmont Park on June 28th. The pair won the Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs on May 2nd, and many fans believe she could have beaten California Chrome in the Derby had her connections decided to go that route instead.

In the meantime, trainer Bob Baffert was forced to put Socialbug down due to a “catastrophic” leg injury.

Napravnik, is currently the 3rd leading jockey in the country with 125 victories so far this year, and ranked 5th in overall earnings with more than $6.36 million. While she was lucky enough not to require surgery following the spill, she will remain out of the saddle for the next 4-6 weeks.