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Rosie Rides Five Winners Saturday
Jockey Rosie Napravnik rode five winners on Saturday’s card: Social Vindication in the third race, Tyme for Willard in the fifth, Mister Marti Gras in the sixth, Barrington Road in the eight and Glenwood Canyon in the ninth.
It was the third five-win day for a jockey this season after quintets by Miguel Mena’s quintet on Feb. 21 and John Jacinto on March 6.
The Fair Grounds record of six winners on a program has been accomplished seven times, by James Bowlds in March 1965, E.J. Perrodin in Nov. 1979, Randy Romero in Feb. 1984, V.L. “Billy” Smith in March 1990, Shane Romero, who accomplished the feat twice in February 1991, and Shaun Bridgmohan in Dec. 2007.
Napravnik’s win total for the season now stands at 92, well ahead of current runner-up Shaun Bridgmohan with 68 wins. The last rider to win 100 races in a Fair Grounds season was Joe Talamo, who finished the 2006-2007 meet with 118 victories as an apprentice. The all-time Fair Grounds record for wins in a Fair Grounds season remains safely in the hands of Hall of Fame jockey Randy Romero, who made 181 trips to the winner’s circle during the 1983-1984 season.