06/01/2015 3:02PM

Napravnik is now a mother

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Debra A. Roma
Rosie Napravnik in the winner's circle after her victory aboard Untapable in the Breeders' Cup Distaff.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Rosie Napravnik, who retired as a jockey after last fall’s Breeders Cup to raise a family with her husband, trainer Joe Sharp, gave birth to a healthy baby boy early Monday morning.

Carson Wayne Sharp was born at 4:09 a.m., weighting 6 pounds and 15 ounces, and both he and Napravnik are doing well, Sharp said. It was the first child for the couple, and the second for Sharp, who has a daughter, Aiyana, from a prior relationship.

Napravnik’s pregnancy was unveiled to her family and to the racing world soon after she guided Untapable to victory in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff Oct. 31 at Santa Anita. There, in front of a national television audience, she broke the pregnancy news to her mother, and that her retirement would follow after the second day of the Breeder’s Cup on Nov. 1. She was seven weeks pregnant at the time.

Napravnik, 27, won 1,877 races from 9,715 mounts during her career. She was one of the most successful female jockeys in history of the sport and one of the elite riders in the country at the time of her retirement.  She ranked among the top eight riders in earnings in each in her last two years as a jockey.

In the months following her retirement, she has assisted Sharp in the training of his expanding stable.

Sharp and Napravnik have kept their friends and followers up to date on her pregnancy, sharing photos on Twitter and Facebook, including, photos of newborn Carson on Monday morning.

With Sharp also being a former jockey, it seems only a matter of time before Carson one day rides horses. Sharp quipped that he already has, noting he “won at the Breeders’ Cup.”
 

Diann Guyer More than 1 year ago
Welcome to the world Awesome Carson !
gaheidi7 More than 1 year ago
Congratulations to Rosie and Joe on such a Beautiful Baby Boy Heidi and David Reinhardt
Vince Piscitelli More than 1 year ago
Congrats to Rosie and baby boy. Vince P
Frank Reach More than 1 year ago
Congratuations! I say, let's go ahead and buy the eclipse apprentice jockey trophy for 2032 for Carson now. Will be fun to watch.
Raymond Felder More than 1 year ago
congratulations to both of you and hope Rosie you will again ride and be the num 1 jocky that i no you can be. Best wishes
Randy Baker More than 1 year ago
So will he be call C.Wayne Sharp?
jnh holdings More than 1 year ago
blood horse for news
rahman Williams More than 1 year ago
Congratulations!!!
rahman Williams More than 1 year ago
I NEED YOU ROSIE GIRL!!! I'M DROWNING OUT HERE. You gotta come back.
Judith Van Doren More than 1 year ago
Congratulations, Rosie. Enjoy your baby boy; they grow up so fast. Thank you for the great races you gave the racing world. Best wishes to you and Joe.