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Brown, Edward D. "Brown Dick"

(born: 1850  -  died: 1906) 

Edward Dudley Brown, born in Kentucky, was a slave owned by R. A. Alexander. At the age of seven, Brown was sold on the steps of the Lexington Courthouse to Alexander. Brown was a jockey, and won the 1870 Belmont Stakes aboard Kingfisher, trained by Raleigh Colston, Sr. Dudley was the trainer for the horse Baden-Baden, winner of the 1877 Kentucky Derby. Brown also owned and trained his own horses. He was inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in 1984. For more see Black winning jockeys in the Kentucky Derby, by J. R. and M. R. Saunders.

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