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

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

Living History

Black jockeys once dominated the legendary race. In fact, African-Americans won 15 of the first 28 titles between 1875 and 1902. 

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