Now At The Museum
BLACK HORSEMEN OF THE KENTUCKY TURF
A permanent exhibition to celebrate the forgotten contributions of African Americans to the horse industry in Kentucky.
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The Chronicle of African Americans in the Horse Industry
The Chronicle of African Americans in the Horse Industry seeks to document and archive the history of African Americans in the horse industry, expand knowledge of the people, places, and events, and interpret these experiences as included in the fabric of American history. Learn more at africanamericanhorsestories.org .
AL-MARAH ARABIAN HORSE GALLERIES
Beginning with the earliest domestication of the Arabian in the Middle East, the exhibit follows the breed through history as it spread across the world to Europe and, eventually, the United States.
At the age of 30, the gelding passed away due to infirmities of old age. Da Hoss had been living at the Kentucky Horse Park since January 2000.
Da Hoss is one of only five horses to win the Breeders’ Cup Mile twice, and the only horse to win twice in non-consecutive years. Between the 1996 and 1998 Breeders’ Cup Races, Da Hoss was injured three times and did not race for nearly two years. His inspiring finish in the 1998 Breeder’s Cup Mile produced one of Tom Durkin’s most memorable race calls, as he exclaimed: “The greatest comeback since Lazarus!”