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Isaac Murphy: Keeneland, Maker’s Mark honor legendary Black jockey

Each year, Maker’s Mark teams up with Keeneland Race Course to create a special bourbon bottle that benefits charity. This year, however, three such bottles will honor legendary Black jockey Isaac Murphy. It’s the first time in the promotion’s history that there will be three specialty bottles. Keeneland representatives said...
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Black History Month profiles: Isaac Murphy

Last year, when it was announced the Kentucky Derby was postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, I knew this was very, very serious. The Kentucky Derby is one of the things that makes Kentucky a great state. So, today I introduce you to an African American who made history at the Kentucky Derby, Isaac Burns Murphy.