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African-American jockey wins the Kentucky Derby...



Item # 585895

May 14, 1891

THE OMAHA DAILY BEE, Nebraska, May 14, 1891 

* 1891 Kentucky Derby
* Issac Burns Murphy - Negro jockey


Inside has a report of the running of the 1891 Kentucky Derby, won by the horse Kingman, ridden by Hall of Fame African-American jockey Isaac Burns Murphy.

The pg. 7 heads note: "Kingman's Easy Triumph" "He Wins the Kentucky Derby by Scarcely More Than a Canter" "No Match Fro Him Was In The Race" & more (see photos). The article takes most of a column.

Complete in 8 pages, this issue has a loose at the spine with various shipping & some loss at the spine but nothing affecting the mentioned report. There are also other other margin tears.

wikipedia notes: Isaac Burns Murphy (April 16, 1861 - February 12, 1896) was an African-American Hall of Fame jockey, who is considered one of the greatest riders in American Thoroughbred horse racing history. Murphy won three Kentucky Derbies.

Category: Post-Civil War

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