Now At The Museum
BLACK HORSEMEN OF THE KENTUCKY TURF
A permanent exhibition to celebrate the forgotten contributions of African Americans to the horse industry in Kentucky.
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The Chronicle of African Americans in the Horse Industry
The Chronicle of African Americans in the Horse Industry seeks to document and archive the history of African Americans in the horse industry, expand knowledge of the people, places, and events, and interpret these experiences as included in the fabric of American history. Learn more at africanamericanhorsestories.org .
AL-MARAH ARABIAN HORSE GALLERIES
Beginning with the earliest domestication of the Arabian in the Middle East, the exhibit follows the breed through history as it spread across the world to Europe and, eventually, the United States.
Champion Thoroughbred Go for Gin died Tuesday, March 8, due to heart failure at the Kentucky Horse Park, where he had lived since retiring from stud duty in June 2011. The 31-year-old was the oldest living Kentucky Derby winner.
Go for Gin was bred in Kentucky by Pamela Darmstadt duPont, owned by William J. Condren and Joseph Cornacchia, and trained by Nick Zito. As a two-year-old, Go for Gin, the son of Cormorant and Never Knock, won the Remsen Stakes. At three, he was one of the few racehorses to beat the mighty Holy Bull, which he did in winning the 120th Kentucky Derby with Hall of Fame jockey Chris McCarron. He followed that win with a second in the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes losing both of those races to Tabasco Cat. From age 2 to 4, Go for Gin won 14 out of his 19 races, earning $1,380,866.
He took up stud duty at Claiborne Farm in Kentucky and was later sold to Bonita Farm in Maryland, where he had been standing since 2004. His progeny have earned more than $16.5 million and include Albert the Great, winner of more than $3 million.