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

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  • Kentucky Derby
  • Kentucky Derby
  • Marlon St. Julien
  • Kentucky Derby
  • Kentucky Derby
  • Kevin Krigger
  • Kevin Krigger
  • Kevin Krigger
  • Kevin Krigger
  • Kevin Krigger

Oliver Makes His Mark

Fellow African-American jockey Oliver Lewis won the first Kentucky Derby in 1875, riding the horse Aristides, named after an ancient Greek general. 

(Photo: Library of Congress)