Anna Rose "Rosie" Napravnik was born February 9, 1988 in Morristown, New Jersey. The daughter of a farrier and a show horse trainer, she has been around horses all of her life. In 2005 she took out her jockey license and since then has been among or at the top of riders in Maryland racing and the top female rider in the United States. In 2006, it was her breakout year when she finished 31st in the national earnings title and was runner-up to Julien Leparoux for the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Apprentice Jockey that year. She was the leading rider at Delaware Park in 2010 with 126 wins. She became the first woman to win a riding title at Fair Grounds. This season she became the first woman to win the Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks when she rode the aptly named filly Believe You Can for trainer Larry Jones, one of her biggest fans. Rosie has moved her tack to the New York circuit where she is currently being sought after to ride for some of the top trainers at Belmont and Saratoga.