Learn More About Black Horsemen

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For More on Black Horsemen

If you are interested in learning more about Black Horsemen, Phoenix Rising Lex recommends the following books, websites and museum exhibits.


  • Race Horse Men: How Slavery and Freedom were made at the Racetrack, Katherine Mooney,
    Ph.D., Harvard University Press, 2014
  • The Prince of Jockeys: The Life of Isaac Burns Murphy, Pellom McDaniels III, Ph.D., University
    Press of Kentucky, 2013
  • Great Black Jockeys, Ed Hotaling, Prima Lifestyles, 1999
  • Black Maestro: The Epic Life of an American Legend. Joe Drape, McGraw-Hill, 2006
  • Wink: The Incredible Journey of Jimmy Winkfield, Ed Hotaling, McGraw-Hill, 2005
  • How Kentucky Became Southern: A Tale of Outlaws, Horse Thieves, Gamblers, and Breeders,
    Maryjean Wall, Ph.D., University Press of Kentucky, 2010
  • The Kentucky Derby: How the Run for the Roses Became America’s Premier Sporting Event,
    James C. Nicholson, Ph.D., University Press of Kentucky, 2012

Museum Exhibits:

  • “Black Horsemen of the Kentucky Turf,” a permanent exhibit at the International
    Museum of the Horse, Kentucky Horse Park

On the Web: