Horse Racing - Napravnik aiming to emulate Krone at Belmont

Rosie Napravnik will become the first female jockey to win the Belmont Stakes since Julie Krone in 1993 if she triumphs in New York on Saturday.

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Horse Racing - Napravnik destined for stardom
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Rosie Napravnik of the US (AFP)

Napravnik heads into the third of this year's Triple Crown having placed fifth in the Kentucky Derby and third in the Preakness Stakes on Mylute.

The 25-year-old 2012 Kentucky Oaks winner, who will team up with Unlimited Budget, is also aiming to become the first jockey to ride a filly to victory at the Belmont Stakes since 2007, when Rags to Riches ran away with it.

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