'I'm coming to get those roses': Kendrick Carmouche to be first Black jockey in Derby since 2013

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'I'm coming to get those roses': Kendrick Carmouche to be first Black jockey in Derby since 2013

Kendrick Carmouche is set to become the first Black jockey to ride in the Kentucky Derby in eight years, but that’s only a small part of the story

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Kendrick Carmouche is set to become the first Black jockey to ride in the Kentucky Derby in eight years, but that’s only a small part of the story he wants to tell.

Growing up in Louisiana as the son of a jockey, Carmouche got an early taste for the lifestyle when he’d wake up at 4:30 a.m. to follow his father to the area bush tracks.

He finally started riding professionally in 2000, at the age of 16, and has enjoyed a 21-year career that has taken him from Louisiana to Texas to Philadelphia and now has him positioned as one of the top jockeys in New York.

He endured a painful six-month recovery from a broken leg suffered in a September 2018 race at Kentucky Downs but has come back to experience some of the greatest achievements of his career, including the 2020 fall meet riding title at Aqueduct and his first Grade 1 victory in December.

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