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1 Joe Drape Black Maestro The Epic Life of an American Legend
Harper Collins 2006 0060537299 / 9780060537296 Stated First Edition Hardcover New in New dust jacket; Remainder marked. 
9.02 x 1.06x 6.36; 288 pages; Jimmy Winkfield was a diminutive extremely talented horse trainer and jockey. He was in the winner's circle of the Kentuckey Derby in1901 and 1902. And he was a Black man. The son of a sharecropper in Chilesburg, Kentucky, Jimmy was run out of the state by Jim Crow laws. He ended in Russia where he became successful and affluent. In 1919 , during the Russian uprising, Jimmy was entrusted with saving more than 250 priced thoroughbreds left with the czars. And thus unfolds an epic story of an unsung hero. Joe Drape deserves out gratitude for bringing us the inspiring story of this wonderful man. 
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