Kevin Krigger Could Become First Black Jockey to Win Kentucky Derby Since 1902

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Kevin Krigger Could Become First Black Jockey to Win Kentucky Derby Since 1902
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Not long ago, Lexington historian Yvonne Giles was reading a story about jockey Kevin Krigger, who has a serious shot at winning the Kentucky Derby aboard Goldencents this Saturday. "He sounded so much like Isaac Murphy, his attitude about working with others, his impeccable timing on a horse," Giles said. "He even sounded like a description of Murphy in his obituary: 'plain sensible, skillful, and honest, almost to a fault.'"

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