Write It! - Day 17 | Jimmy Winkfield
Day 17 of our Black History Month Write It! Series *Photo of the Day*
Jimmy Winkfield was a Thoroughbred jockey and horse trainer from Kentucky, best
remembered as the last African American to ride a winner in the Kentucky Derby.
He won back to back at the 1901 and 1902 Kentucky Derbies. Jim Crow caused himto leave to Russia where he continued to grow in fame and success as a jockey.He survived the Russian Revolution and World War 2. He is a legend of epicproportions and deserves a film or series.
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