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Wed, 05.11.1892

Fifteen year old Black Rider wins Kentucky Derby

Alonzo Clayton

On this date in 1892, a Black rider became the youngest jockey ever to win the Kentucky Derby.

Alonzo “Lonnie” Clayton, 15 years old at the time, rallied Azra to an impressive nose victory in a three-horse field to become the youngest jockey to win the Derby.

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