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Isaac Burns Murphy

Isaac Burns Murphy Biography

Horse Jockey


ABOUT
African American Jockey who was one of the highest paid athletes in his generation.
BEFORE FAME
He grew up with his grandfather after his father died in a POW camp during the Civil War.

FAMILY LIFE
His grandfather, who raised him, was named Green Murphy.
ASSOCIATED WITH
Like Willie Shoemaker, he was a famous jockey.
TRIVIA
He was inducted into the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame.

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