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In 1921, Henry King, aboard the horse Planet, was the last African American jockey to ride in the Kentucky Derby until the year 2000 [Marlon St. Julien]. Henry King finished 10th in the 1921 Derby. Source: Black Winning Jockeys in the Kentucky Derby by J. R. Saunders and M.R. Saunders.
Subjects: Jockeys, Horsemen, Horse Breeders, Trainers, & The Derby
Geographic Region: Kentucky