Rosie Napravnik suspended; will ride in Derby

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Favored Bayern, right, ridden by jockey Rosie Napravnik, battles Embellishing Bob, left, ridden by Brian Hernandez Jr., at the wire in the Derby Trial horse race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., Saturday, April 26, 2014. Bayern finished first but was disqualified and placed second for interference in the stretch and Embellishing Bob was awarded the victory. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Jockey Rosie Napravnik will serve a four-day suspension after she rides in the Kentucky Derby.

Churchill Downs stewards punished Napravnik for her role in the disqualification of Bayern from first to second in last weekend's Derby Trial.

Napravnik and Bayern made contact with Embellishing Bob in the final furlong, and jockey Brian Hernandez Jr. lodged an objection against Napravnik. Stewards agreed and changed the order of finish, elevating Embellishing Bob to first and dropping Bayern to second.

Napravnik doesn't plan to appeal the penalty, which she will serve May 8-11.

She would have received a three-day suspension, but an extra day was added because she's being allowed to ride Vicar's In Trouble in the Kentucky Derby on Saturday.

 
 
 

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