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    Kentucky Derby Kicks Off

    Image #: 22220821    Jockey Rosie Napravnik walks away with a mud-covered face following the 7th race leading up to the running of the 139th Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, May 4, 2013. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes (UNITED STATES  - Tags: SPORT HORSE RACING)         REUTERS /JEFF HAYNES /LANDOV

    Jockey Rosie Napravnik on Saturday at Churchill Downs. (Jeff Haynes/Reuters, via Landov)

    A little drop of rain can hardly hurt these hat-wearing horse lovers. The 139th Kentucky Derby got off to an energetic, rainy start Saturday as Churchill Downs filled with avid fans ready to win—or not. This year Derby-ers will not only be celebrating the famed race, but also the 40th anniversary of Secretariat's unforgettable win. But if the media storm surrounding female jockey Rosie Napravnik is any indication, she's likely to steal the show. With over 1,500 wins under her belt, she is the most successful jockey entering the race. While Napravnik's only the six woman—in the race's history—to participate in the event, something tells us she's ready to give the boys a run for their money.

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