Joe Sharp

Sandbar Scores Maryland Sprint ‘Cap Win

Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Sandbar put away pace-setting Happy My Way in mid-stretch for a win in the Grade 3, $150,000 Maryland Sprint Handicap, the first of several graded stakes on the Preakness card Saturday at Pimlico Race Course. It was a jump in recent class for the 4-year-old gelding, who had made most of […]

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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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Maker Assistant Joe Sharp Enjoys Success of Talented Fair Grounds String

When Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Vicar’s in Trouble galloped home 6 3/4-lengths the best in the Grade III Lecomte Stakes Jan. 18 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, it brought some well-deserved attention to conditioner Mike Maker’s assistant trainer Joe Sharp, who represented Maker at winner’s circle ceremonies. Would Maker be coming to New […]

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