SYMHC Classics: Jimmy Winkfield, Derby Pioneer


Jimmy Winkfield riding Alan-a-Dale in 1902. Public domain

Today's episode revisits the story of Jimmy Winkfield, who won the Kentucky Derby twice. When this podcast was published originally, he was 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.

You can find the original episode here: https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/jimmy-winkfield-derby-pioneer.htm

Topics in this Podcast: SYMHC Classics