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First African-American to win the Kentucky Derby...



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May 5, 1898

THE NORTH AMERICAN, Philadelphia, May 5, 1898 

* Kentucky Derby
* Plaudit - horse
* Willie Simms


The top of pg. 3 has column heads on the Kentucky Derby. The winning jockey was Willie Simms, an African-American. He also won in the 1896 running as well. His name is only mentioned in the results (and misspelled; see). Heads include: "Kentucky Derby Won By Plaudit" "Aristocratic Son of Himyar Defeats Lieber Karl in a Grand Race" "Thousand Witness the Event" with more (see).
Eight pages, even toning, good condition. Should be handled with care.

Category: Post-Civil War

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