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"It is pretty obvious that Rosie lays down the numbers," Julie Krone said in a release. "What fun it has been to watch her year unfold. She is in new territory—being one of the top ten jockeys in the USA. My heart gets to racing at the thought of her winning the Kentucky Derby (gr. I). I live vicariously through many of her racing moments, then the others, I just enjoy.
"Her tactical savvy in a race is as good as they come," Krone continued. "Her gift of the feel or touch for the Thoroughbred is remarkable. As a rider one of the best compliments I got in the 1980's was a valet that said, 'You look like a man on a horse.' This has been said of Rosie many times as well. Her talents are only second to her determination. I suspect this won't be her last visit to the top ten list. She has all the qualities of a champion."
"Rosie rides as good as any male jockey out there," said Todd Pletcher in a release. "She's a fierce competitor and wants to win every time she goes out to the track. She's a great communicator and always does her best to put her horses in a spot to win."
"This year has been unbelievable," Napravnik said in a statement. "I'm very grateful to my supporters and to all of the people who have given me the opportunities to get to this level. I have continued to learn and have grown as a rider and I thrive on the challenges that come from competing against the best in the game. I've had the chance to work with some of the best horsemen in the business and I feel privileged to have ridden some incredibly talented horses in 2012. I'm excitedly looking forward to what's to come in the New Year!"