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Kansas City Honors Jockey Who Broke Race Barrier

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Kansas City Honors Jockey Who Broke Race Barrier

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Kansas City Honors Jockey Who Broke Race Barrier

Kansas City Honors Jockey Who Broke Race Barrier

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More than a hundred years ago, Tom Bass was born into slavery in Mexico, Mo.

He ended up owning his own stables and becoming a renowned trainer and rider.

On Saturday, Kansas City's big horse show and rodeo inaugurates an arena named for Tom Bass.

Sylvia Gross reports for member station KCUR.