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who on May 4 became the first female jockey to win the Kentucky Oaks when she
guided Believe You Can to a three-quarter-length victory, has been confirmed to
ride MeB Racing Stables’ Five Sixteen
in the Belmont Stakes, her agent, Matt Muzikar, confirmed on Wednesday.
Napravnik will attempt to emulate Julie Krone, who in 1993 became the
first woman to win a Triple Crown race when she captured the Belmont Stakes
aboard Colonial Affair. Krone remains the only female jockey to have competed
in the Belmont
or to have won a Triple Crown event.
Believe You Can is currently targeting the Grade 1, $300,000 Mother
Goose on June 23, which is also expected to attract Oaks runner-up