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October 25th

Black Heritage in Racing Exhibit

  • Location: Kentucky Derby Museum
  • 704 Central Ave.
  • Louisville, Kentucky 40208
  • Time:
    8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Phone: (502) 637-1111

Black Heritage in Racing Exhibit

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Explore Kentucky Derby Museum's newly expanded exhibit honoring the stories of Black horsemen and their impact on Thoroughbred racing. This exhibit is featured in a prominent location on the first floor of the Museum, with more room to showcase artifacts and incredible stories. Visitors will learn about the exceptional horsemen from the early days of horse racing, including Oliver Lewis, the first jockey to win the Kentucky Derby in 1875 aboard Aristides; Ansel Williamson, who trained Aristides; and Jimmy Winkfield, a Kentucky native who won back-to-back runnings aboard His Eminence in 1901 and Alan-a-Dale in 1902. Modern times are also explored, including the stories of Raymond Daniels and Greg Harbut, owners of 2020 Derby contender Necker Island.

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