Updated on 07/25/2012 6:59PM

Saratoga: Napravnik fractures toe but is OK to ride

Barbara D. Livingston
Jockey Rosie Napravnik gets assistance from her husband, Joe Sharp, and an EMT.

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - Jockey Rosie Napranik suffered a non-displaced fracture of the middle toe on her right foot, but has been cleared to ride and was expected to keep her engagements on Thursday at Saratoga.

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Napravnik was injured when she hit the side of the metal starting gate at the start of Wednesday's sixth race, a one-mile turf race. Napravnik persevered through the race and guided her mount, Magical Season, to a fourth-place finish. They dead-heated with Gaelico.

After the race, Napravnik was in enough pain that she needed to sit in a chair in the winner's circle while emergency medical technicians iced her right foot. She was later helped into a truck and taken back to the jockey's room.

Napravnik took off her remaining two mounts on the card and went to Saratoga Hospital, where X-rays revealed the fracture.

Through the first four days of the meet, Napravnik had three winners from 31 mounts, including a victory aboard Bern Identity in the Grade 2 Sanford Stakes. She went winless with three mounts on Wednesday.