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Clayton, Alonzo

(born: 1876  -  died: 1917) 

Alonzo Clayton was born in Kansas City, Kansas, to Robert and Evaline Clayton. One of the two youngest jockeys to win the Kentucky Derby, Clayton was 15 years old in 1892 when he won the Derby riding Azra. He died of chronic tuberculosis in California. For more see In Black and White. A guide to magazine articles, newspaper articles, and books concerning Black individuals and groups, 3rd ed., Supp. ed. by M. M. Spradling; The Great Black Jockeys, by E. Hotaling; and Alonzo Clayton at the Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture website.

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NKAA Entry: Spradling, Mary E. Mace
NKAA Source: In Black and white : a guide to magazine articles, newspaper articles, and books concerning more than 15,000 Black individuals and groups
NKAA Source: Great black jockeys : the lives and times of the men who dominated America's first national sport

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