Katherine Mooney

History Professor at Florida State University, author of “Race Horse Men: How Slavery and Freedom Were Made at the Racetrack”

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Greg Harbut was the only African American to race a horse at this year’s Kentucky Derby.

Horse racing pushed out Black jockeys, trainers and owners. But one owner is pushing back

Greg Harbut was the only African American to race a horse at this year’s Kentucky Derby.

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