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Disappearing Act: How Black Jockeys Went From Common To Almost Non-Existent In The Kentucky Derby

By Blackthen

Each year, along with hat shopping, forecast watching, and amateur handicapping, the Kentucky Derby brings with it a sense of the state’s rich history. But whose history is it? Today’s thoroughbreds are piloted around the racetrack by jockeys who are mostly white and Latino. But in the early days of …read more

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