Frank X Walker @ Filson Historical Society

Thursday, Sept. 30

Filson Historical Society
1310 S. Third St.
6 p.m.

Poet Frank X. Walker will speak on his new poetry collection, I Dedicate This Ride: The Making of Isaac Murphy. The subject of Mr. Walker’s new book, Isaac Burns Murphy, was an African-American jockey born in Frankfort, KY in 1861. He won the Kentucky Derby three times, the American Derby in Chicago four times, and the Latonia Derby five times. In all, Murphy rode 628 winners in his 1,412 mounts, the best winning average in history with over 34 percent.

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