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Article-a-Day #27: Black America Web-Alonzo “Lonnie” Clayton: The Youngest Jockey to Win the Kentucky Derby

Clayton was born March 27, 1876 in Kansas City, Mo. As a boy, his family relocated to North Little Rock, Ark., where he then changed course by running away to Chicago at 12 years of age. While in the Windy City, Clayton took up horse riding following in his older brother’s footsteps. He eventually earned the right to begin racing horses.