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!!!