Harlem Derby

Derby inspired, Harlem created.

JAMES "SOUP" PERKINS

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JAMES "SOUP" PERKINS

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James “Soup” Perkins won the 1895 Kentucky Derby, aboard Halma, at age 15. Soup Perkins, who received his nickname for his love of soup, joined fellow African-American jockey Alonzo Clayton, and they became the youngest winning riders of the event. Soup began his riding career at 11 years old in 1891, when he won his first race at Kentucky's Latonia racetrack.

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