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Alonzo Clayton, Jim 'Sunny' Fitzsimmons - May 11th

African American jockey Alonzo Clayton, age 15, became the youngest rider to win the Kentucky Derby when he guided Azra to victory in the 18th running of the Derby. ~1892
 
Trainer Jim 'Sunny' Fitzsimmons sent a two-year-old colt, White Cockade, to victory in the Youthful Stakes at Jamaica, giving his 26-year-old owner, Ogden Phipps, his first stakes win ever. ~1935

 

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