This African-American trainer was sufficiently skilled at his craft that he made himself the one of wealthiest blacks in Louisville in the late 19th century. He also appears to have been the first of his race to own or co-own a Kentucky Oaks winner. Who was he, what was the name of his Oaks-winning filly, and in what year did she win?
5/8/2021 07:45:26 am
Not sure if Ed Brown was the =first= Black owner of a Kentucky Oaks winner, but he accomplished that feat twice (Monrovia in 1893 and Etta in 1900). Brown also was a winner of two early classics in different roles: as jockey (1870 Belmont Stakes) and trainer (1877 Kentucky Derby).
5/14/2021 07:29:24 pm
Brown was a good guess, but John T. Clay appears to have beaten him by four years with 1889 Oaks winner Jewel Ban.
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