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Jockey Oliver Lewis received the inaugural Kentucky Derby atop the colt Aristides on Might 17, 1875. Certainly one of 13 Black jockeys within the fifteen-strong subject, Lewis set an American document along with his time of two minutes, 37.75 seconds over the mile and a half distance. (For the document, the Kentucky Derby turned a 1.25 mile race in 1896). Though Blacks dominated horseracing within the late 1800s, profitable fifteen of the primary twenty-eight Kentucky Derbies, by the early 1900s, they’d been pushed out of the game, which additionally had grow to be much less acces
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