Blazing Saddles: The History of African-Americans at the Kentucky Derby

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  • Kevin Krigger
  • Kevin Krigger
  • Kevin Krigger
  • Kevin Krigger
  • Kevin Krigger
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  • Kentucky Derby
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  • Kentucky Derby
  • Kentucky Derby

Off to the Races

Kevin Krigger will make history on Saturday as the first African-American jockey to race in the Kentucky Derby in 13 years, and could be the first African-American to win in more than 100 years. Keep reading to see how African-Americans have shaped the derby's history. — Britt Middleton

(Photo: Mark Cornelison/Lexington Herald-Leader/ MCT /LANDOV)