Jockey Rosie Napravnik suspended but will ride in Kentucky Derby

Rosie Napravnik pleads her case with stewards April 26 after her horse interfered with another in the stretch.  

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Jockey Rosie Napravnik will serve a four-day suspension after she rides in the Kentucky Derby.

Churchill Downs stewards punished Napravnik for her role in the disqualification of Bayern from first to second on Saturday in the Derby Trial.

Napravnik and Bayern made contact with Embellishing Bob in the final furlong, and jockey Brian Hernandez Jr. lodged an objection against Napravnik. Stewards agreed and changed the order of finish, elevating Embellishing Bob to first and dropping Bayern to second.

Napravnik doesn’t plan to appeal the penalty, which she will serve May 8-11.

She would have received a three-day suspension, but an extra day was added because she’s being allowed to ride Vicar’s In Trouble in the Kentucky Derby on Saturday.

Vicar’s In Trouble drew post position 1 for the $2 million Derby.

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