UK Features Projects on African-Americans in Kentucky's Equine History

Lexington played a significant role in the early history of horse racing and the equine industry, but few people are aware of the African-American jockeys, trainers, grooms, and handlers who helped shape the Bluegrass' horse heritage. Mark Coyne, PhD, professor of soil biology in the UK College of Agriculture, and David Melanson, in the UK Office of University Relations, are w

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