derby http://wfpl.org en Frank X Walker on Black Jockeys From Isaac Murphy to Kevin Krigger http://wfpl.org/post/frank-x-walker-black-jockeys-isaac-murphy-kevin-krigger <p>In today's Kentucky Derby, jockey Kevin Krigger will have a chance to become the first African-American jockey to win the Derby since 1902. African-American jockeys were dominant in the Derby's formative years. Most of the jockeys in the first Derby were black, including the winner.</p><p>One of the most legendary African-American jockeys was Isaac Murphy. Murphy rode to victory in three Kentucky Derby races and is considered one of the best jockeys of all time. Murphy is the subject of a collection of poems by Kentucky Poet Laureate Frank X. Walker.</p> Sat, 04 May 2013 15:00:00 +0000 Gabe Bullard 5252 at http://wfpl.org Frank X Walker on Black Jockeys From Isaac Murphy to Kevin Krigger