The Kentucky Derby Museum is expanding its Black Heritage in Racing exhibit.The 1993 exhibit is being moved to a larger, more prominent location on the first floor.The exhibit showcases exceptional horsemen from the early days, including Oliver Lewis, the first jockey to win the Kentucky Derby in 1875 aboard Aristides.Modern times are also explored, including the stories of Raymond Daniels and Greg Harbut, owners of 2020 Derby contender Necker Island.The exhibit was completely redesigned and accented with large, red panels.Stories are told through historical artifacts, visuals and art.”You’ll walk in and you’re just hit with this bold red and these larger-than-life images of these incredible horsemen and these amazing stories,” said Rachel Collier, spokesperson of the Kentucky Derby Museum. “Many of us love the Kentucky Derby, many of us celebrate it every year, but some people may not know where it started and it started with Black horsemen.”This exhibit is permanent. It opens to the public on March 29.For more information, click here.

The Kentucky Derby Museum is expanding its Black Heritage in Racing exhibit.

The 1993 exhibit is being moved to a larger, more prominent location on the first floor.

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The exhibit showcases exceptional horsemen from the early days, including Oliver Lewis, the first jockey to win the Kentucky Derby in 1875 aboard Aristides.

Modern times are also explored, including the stories of Raymond Daniels and Greg Harbut, owners of 2020 Derby contender Necker Island.

The exhibit was completely redesigned and accented with large, red panels.

Stories are told through historical artifacts, visuals and art.

“You’ll walk in and you’re just hit with this bold red and these larger-than-life images of these incredible horsemen and these amazing stories,” said Rachel Collier, spokesperson of the Kentucky Derby Museum. “Many of us love the Kentucky Derby, many of us celebrate it every year, but some people may not know where it started and it started with Black horsemen.”

This exhibit is permanent. It opens to the public on March 29.

For more information, click here.

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