by Edward Hotaling
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A vivid portrait of African-American jockey Jimmy Winkfield who, after winning his second consecutive Kentucky Derby in 1902, was banned from racing in the United States, but went on to have a successful career in Europe.
December 13, 2004 African-American jockey Jimmy Winkfield won the Kentucky Derby twice by the time he was 23 years old. He was known as "Wink" in the horse-racing circuit and led an incredible life in the early 1900s. NPR's Tavis Smiley talks to Ed Hotaling, author of a biography of the rider, and John Lee, director of broadcasting for the New York Racing Association (NYRA).
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