Joe Sharp

Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: ‘Living The Dream’ With 18-Hour Work Days

Elle Harrell has put an awful lot of miles on her car in the past year. A few weeks ahead of the Breeders’ Cup, she ticked over to 100,000 on one of many trips from Louisville to Shelbyville, Ind., where she saddles horses as assistant to Joe Sharp. “I saw that a little more quickly […]

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Napravnik: Return To Race Riding Is Doubtful

In an interview with the Albany Times-Union, retired jockey Rosie Napravnik said she’s doubtful she will return to the starting gate in the coming years. “I just have more reasons not to than I have reasons to go back,” she told writer Mark Singelais. “I accomplished far more than I ever thought possible and didn’t kill […]

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Up And Coming Trainer Joe Sharp Eager To Compete At Saratoga

Not even a year removed from embarking on his own as a trainer, Joe Sharp has made a big splash in New York and beyond, quickly establishing himself as one of the top young trainers on the circuit as racing shifts to historic Saratoga Race Course for its 147th meet. It didn’t take long for […]

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Bundle Of Joy: Napravnik, Sharp Welcome First Child

Former jockey Rosie Napravnik and her husband, trainer Joe Sharp, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born Monday morning. Sharp broke the news via his Twitter account. Carson Wayne Sharp was born at 4:09 a.m., weighing 6 pounds and 15 ounces. Both mother and son are reportedly doing well.

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Trainer Sharp Gets First Stakes Win

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots-based trainer Joe Sharp made the fourth racetrack the charm in his attempt to claim an initial career stakes victory last night at Delta Downs’ Louisiana Premier Night. A head trainer only since September, the young former Mike Maker and Mike Stidham assistant saddled Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey’s One King’s […]

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Fair Grounds To Honor Napravnik With ‘Rosie Day’ Feb. 21

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots will hold a special celebration for four-time leading rider Rosie Napravnik on February 21. “Rosie Day” will coincide, fittingly, with Louisiana Derby Preview Day presented by Lamarque Ford, a day on which Napravnik captured three editions of the Grade III Mineshaft Handicap and three runnings of the Grade III […]

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Napravnik Content in New Role; Can’t Rule Out Return to Saddle

Renowned former jockey Rosie Napravnik said this week that she’s enjoying her new role in husband Joe Sharp’s Fair Grounds barn as she awaits the arrival of the couple’s first child. In an interview with The Advocate, Napravnik insisted that she remains undecided about if and when to return to the saddle. “I feel like people […]

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Oh So Sharp: Rookie Trainer Strong Out of the Gate With His Own String

Conditioner Joe Sharp understands the importance of a good start in the racing game – whether it be by the horses he saddles or the early strike percentage he boasts – and he has come barreling out of the proverbial gate in a fledgling career as a head trainer, batting 40 percent with his first […]

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Napravnik, Sharp Discuss Careers in Racing With BCTC-NARA Students

On October 8, about 30 students of the Bluegrass Community and Technical College’s North American Racing Academy (BCTC-NARA) and the Locust Trace Agriscience Center (LTAC) were invited to ask questions about how to get started in the horse racing world from one of the top jockeys in the nation, Rosie Napravnik. Her advice was simple […]

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