The Prince of Jockeys
The Life of Isaac Burns Murphy
|Publication Date:||Sep 2013|
| Publisher:||University Press of Kentucky|
| Book Format:||Ebook|
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Isaac Burns Murphy (1861--1896) was one of the most dynamic jockeys of his era. Still considered one of the finest riders of all time, Murphy was the first jockey to win the Kentucky Derby three times, and his 44 percent win record remains unmatched. Despite his success, Murphy was pushed out of Thoroughbred racing when African American jockeys were forced off the track, and he died in obscurity.
In The Prince of Jockeys: The Life of Isaac Burns Murphy, author Pellom...