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Monday, December 13, 2004

Book Chronicles Life of Blacklisted Horse Jockey

African-American jockey Jimmy Winkfield won the Kentucky Derby twice by the time he was 23 years old. He was known as "Wink" in the horse-racing circuit and led an incredible life in the early 1900s. When Winkfield was blacklisted in America, he raced in Russia and later moved to France, where he had a run-in with the Nazis in Germany. NPR's Tavis Smiley talks to Ed Hotaling, author of Wink: The Incredible Life and Epic of Jimmy Winkfield, and John Lee, director of broadcasting for the New York Racing Association (NYRA). Source:


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