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Jimmy Winkfield and all the great negro jockey's were driven out by the Irish Democrat political machine in NYC , Chicago and elsewhere. They were whipped as they rode. Read morePublished 21 months ago by John Galt
Drape paints an indelible picture of the racial strife that haunted African Americans in the racing industry following the Civil War and the introduction of Jim Crow laws, but... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Jeffrey N. Powell
Wonderful story of a little known expert horseman and jockey. His life journey and triumph in an environment of extreme racial prejuice and jealously defines imagination. Read morePublished on July 3, 2013 by seeker
This book is a portrait of a man, an era, a slice of history and a cast of real-world characters Hollywood could never invent. Read morePublished on January 25, 2012 by Linda Broussard
This is a well written piece that give us more that just the history of Black jockeys it's a story of the sport of kings and the key roles Blacks played not only in American but... Read morePublished on April 28, 2011 by Wink
If you want to teach our children a valuable history lesson, then you must purchase this book. This story is so full of history, adventure, drama, suspense, and the reality of... Read morePublished on March 21, 2011 by E. Mitchell
The media sometimes works in very strange ways. Several years ago, middle-distance running star Steve Prefontaine had two movies on his life released literally simultaneously. Read morePublished on March 22, 2007 by Best Of All