Black History Month

Today’s fact deals with something dear to Kentucky residents — The Kentucky Derby!

from the Kentucky Derby site

“The history of the Kentucky Derby and African-American horsemen are intertwined. The Derby and Churchill Downs owe a great deal to these men who helped shape America’s greatest race. Thirteen of the 15 riders in the first Derby were African-American, while African-American reinsmen won 15 of the Derby’s first 28 runnings. “

Let’s give a congratulations to the Unsung Heroes from 1875 – 1902!!!

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