Kentucky Derby Notebook: Female jockey wins Oaks Rosie Napravnik became the first female jockey to win the Kentucky Oaks, keeping Believe You Can near the front from the start. Rosie Napravnik first female jockey to win Kentucky Oaks LOUISVILLE, Ky. - They've been running the Kentucky Oaks, the most prestigious race for 3-year-old fillies, as long as they have run the Kentucky Derby, so history was made Friday in the race's 138th edition at Churchill Downs as Rosie Napravnik became the first female jockey to win the Oaks. Jones hopes to celebrate in Kentucky Oaks LOUISVILLE, KY. (AP) Trainer Larry Jones had little time to celebrate the last time he won the Kentucky Oaks with Proud Spell in 2008. One day later, Eight Belles, his other top filly, broke down and was euthanized after finishing second the Kentucky Derby. Believe You Can, Napravnik Win Kentucky Oaks This one's for the girls: Believe You Can wins Kentucky Oaks with jockey Rosie Napravnik Napravnik wins Kentucky Oaks on Believe You Can LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (Reuters) - Rosie Napravnik became the first woman jockey to win the Kentucky Oaks when she steered Believe You Can to victory in the 138th running of the three-year-old fillies' classic on Friday at Churchill Downs. Twelve months after she came within a whisker of winning the mile and one eighth race, Napravnik broke through to win the $1 million event with a superbly ... Believe You Can upsets Kentucky Oaks LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 4 (UPI) -- Believe You Can swept by Broadway's Alibi in the late going to win Friday's $1 million, Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks by 3/4 length. Post Positions Listed for Kentucky Oaks 138 A full field of fillies is ready to run in the 2012 Kentucky Oaks, racing in front of a pinked-out crowd on the first Friday in May at Kentucky's Churchill Downs Racetrack. Gallery: Kentucky Oaks in Louisville The 138th running of the Kentucky Oaks horse race takes place at Churchill Downs on Friday in Louisville, Ky. Jones hopes for better ending at Kentucky Oaks LOUISVILLE, KY. (AP) -- Trainer Larry Jones had little time to celebrate the last time he won the Kentucky Oaks with Proud Spell in 2008. One day later, Eight Belles, his other top filly, broke down and was euthanized after finishing second the Kentucky Derby. Kentucky Oaks: Hats, horses and helpful race day tips Thousands of horse racing fans will head out to Churchill Downs to catch the 138th Kentucky Oaks and all of the fanfare that comes with it.
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