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Anna "Rosie" Napravnik


Napravnik burst on to the racing scene in 2005 when she made her first career start a winning one aboard Ringofdiamonds. In 2006, she captured all four riding titles at Pimlico Race Course and Laurel Park and was runner-up as the nation’s top apprentice. Rosie became the first female jockey to win the Kentucky Oaks when guiding Believe You Can to the historic win in 2012. She has been the regular rider for champion Shanghai Bobby who provided her with her first win in a Breeders Cup race. She won the riding title at Fair Grounds Race course in back to back years 2011 and 2012. She captured the 2011 G-2 Louisiana Derby aboard Pants on Fire who provided her with her first mount in the Kentucky Derby.

George and Lori Hall


George Hall is the president, founder, and majority shareholder of Clinton Group, Inc., an investment company, and has owned horses with wife Lori since 2004. In 2009, the Hall’s sent out West Side Bernie to a 9th place finish and Atomic Rain to 16th place finish in the Kentucky Derby. Their biggest win came when Pants on Fire captured the $1 Million Louisiana Derby. Pants on Fire finished 9th in the 2011 Kentucky Derby.

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Jump Start--Cabo De Noche, by Cape Town

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Pants on Fire hails from a respectable female family and has the bloodlines on both sides of his pedigree to perform well at the 1 ¼-mile Kentucky Derby distance

Pants on Fire was bred in Kentucky by K & G Stables

Pants on Fire is from the fifth crop of the A.P. Indy stallion Jump Start, who raced only at two, winning the 2001 Saratoga Special (G2) and finishing second in the Champagne (G1); A.P. Indy is a great source of stamina and Jump Start is out of the Grade 2-placed Storm Cat mare Steady Cat, who was at her best sprinting but is closely related to noted sire Miswaki, a son of Mr. Prospector who sired Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) winner Black Tie Affair

Jump Start’s best offspring include Rail Trip, winner of the 1 ¼-mile Hollywood Gold Cup (G1); Sir Whimsey, who captured the 1 3/16-mile Gulfstream Park H. (G2); multiple stakes queen Copper State, who finished second in both the Ruffian H. (G1) and Go for Wand (G1) at a route; and Grade 3-winning sprinter Bold Start

Pants on Fire is the second foal out his dam, Cabo de Noche, who raced primarily at routes, and the Cape Town mare’s first foal recorded his only victory at two turns; Cabo de Noche is a half-sister to stakes winner Key Hunter, who placed in the 1 ¼-mile Coaching Club American Oaks (G1) and is the dam of Liquor Cabinet, who was at his best going two turns and capped his racing career with a nine-length score in the 1 1/16-mile Aqueduct H. (G3); this is the female family of 2005 Horse of the Year and Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Saint Liam

Broodmare sire Cape Town won the Florida Derby (G1) and finished fifth in the 1998 Kentucky Derby; he’s the sire of 2003 Kentucky Oaks (G1) winner and champion three-year-old filly Bird Town as well as four other graded stakes winners – all at two turns; Cape Town is represented by a small sample as a broodmare sire

By Grade 1 winner and top sire Seeking the Gold, the 16-year-old Cape Town is out of the Seattle Slew mare Seaside Attraction, winner of the 1990 Kentucky Oaks and dam of champion two-year-old filly Golden Attraction

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