Site Registration | FInd a Copy | Event Calendar | Site Map | Search the Site
The Voice of the Black Community


Black jockeys race into history
Krigger, Lebron to ride in Kentucky Derby
Published Thursday, April 25, 2013 8:47 am
by Key News Journal


Black jockeys Kevin Krigger and Victor Lebron, both of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, will be the first Crucians to ever race in the Kentucky Derby. Krigger will ride Goldencents at the May 4 Derby and is ranked second and Lebron, who will be on Frak Attack, is ranked 28th.

Kevin Krigger, the second-ranked jockey in the U.S., will race in the Kentucky Derby.

When thoroughbred horse racing began, black jockeys reigned supreme. From Oliver Lewis, the first Kentucky Derby winning jockey in 1875 to Isaac Murphy, who won three Derbys (1884, 1890, 1891) black jockeys were the sports heroes of the late 1800s. It was 1902 when a black jockey, Jimmy Winkfield of Kentucky, last won the Derby.

Many have predicted that Krigger could be the winner of the 2013 Derby.

Earlier this month, Krigger won four races during California’s Santa Anita meet. He became the first black jockey to win the Santa Anita and did it riding Goldencents, which is partially owned by Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino.



Leave a Comment

Send this page to a friend

Upcoming Events

read all

BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life - Opens Nov 21

Opens Nov 21. The latest exhibition from


An Evening Of Classic Soul: Lenny Williams & Ann Nesby

An Evening Of Classic Soul: LENNY WILLIAMS &


Christmas On Jazz Street: Evening of Jazz, Soul & Blues on Dec 5

Keep It Jazzed on Dec 5! Bring in the holiday

Latest News

read all

Panthers cruise by Cowboys 33-14

Defense steps up, Romo knocked out

Hornets spread productivity and success

Improved depth boosts Charlotte rotation

Lemon squeezes more of his talent to push Golden Bulls

Forward leads 4-1 J.C. Smith in scoring