, the origin of all American pro sports & official website of Black Jockey History - home of the authentic story of what is perhaps one of our Country's most Astounding , priceless & yet mostly unknown piece of American history. These are Our country's 1st true pro sports stars. Help us pay homage and respect to these legendary American sports heroes who would become leading founders of the sport of kings. Almost two centuries before the likes of iconic greats such as Paul Robeson, Satchel Paige, Joe Louis, Wilma Rudolph, Jackie Robinson, Muhammad Ali, football great Jim Brown, Bill Russell, Jessie Owens, Arthur Ashe, Willie Mays, Althea Gibson, and countless others, we were blessed with the exemplary greatness and awe-inspiring sporting accomplishments of our 1st stars: The
Not only were they the 1st to smash the color barrier against unthinkable odds during the time of slavery but they dominated race tracks across America and abroad. Their reign of greatness began in the 1600s and lasted nearly 300 years until the turn of the 20th century. Their legacy and pedigree of greatness established our country's most historic and traditional sporting event, the Kentucky Derby. In fact, 13 of the 15 jockeys in the 1st ever Run for the Roses were black, and African American jockeys were victorious in 15 of the 1st 28 editions of the Run for the Roses. They helped to establish what is today Kentucky's Leading signature industry, and America's 1st true sports stars would leave their fingerprints on race tracks around the globe.
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