Jimmy Winkfield: Derby Pioneer


Jimmy Winkfield riding Alan-a-Dale Public domain

Jimmy Winkfield won the Kentucky Derby twice, and he was also the last African-American jockey to win the race. Winkfield moved abroad in 1904 to continue his career, but it wasn't until 2005 that Congress honored his work. Tune in to learn more.

Topics in this Podcast: black history, sports history, Kentucky Derby, 20th century, biographies