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African-American jockey Isaac Burns Murphy repeatedly won the Kentucky Derby and was posthumously inducted into the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame.
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Horse jockey Isaac Burns Murphy was born on April 16, 1861, in Frankfort, Kentucky. He won the Kentucky Derby for the first time in 1884, and also won the American Derby that year. Murphy won the Kentucky Derby again in 1890 and 1891. In 1895, he was suspended for intoxication. He died on February 12, 1896, in Lexington, Kentucky. In 1956, he was inducted in the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame.
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