With a pair of female jockeys each taking down races with huge purses in the last three weeks, there couldn’t be a better time to take a look at the ten hottest female riders in the country. And by hottest, I mean both physically attractive and successful in the irons.
The latest big score came this past weekend when Rosie Napravnik became the first female rider to capture the Grade I $1 million Louisiana Derby aboard 6-to-1 shot Pants on Fire (ranked No. 16 on Horse Racing Nation’s 2011 Kentucky Derby Contenders list).
The victory was the icing on the cake of a remarkable meet that also saw Napravnik become the first female jockey to win a riding title at the Fair Grounds. Her 110 wins were 31 more than second-leading rider Shaun Bridgmohan.
Earlier this month, Chantal Sutherland (pictured), the poster girl for hot female jockeys, won the biggest race of her career with a controversial score in the Grade I $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap aboard Game on Dude. After picking up the mount for trainer Bob Baffert on the morning of the race, she became the first female rider to win the Big ‘Cap.
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