Horse Park Museum Director Working on Black Jockey Exhibit

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – The director of a museum at the Kentucky Horse Park is working to open a permanent exhibit dedicated to the history of black jockeys.

The Lexington Herald-Leader ( ) reports the exhibit “Black Horsemen of the Kentucky Turf” is scheduled to open in 2018.

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Bill Cooke is director of the International Museum of the Horse at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. He’s also envisioning the production of a database to document and recognize black horsemen. Cooke says access to their stories is disappearing.

He says fundraising for the digital project still needs to be worked out.


Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader,


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