Isaac Burns Murphy

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Birthday
16, 1861
Birthplace
Kentucky
Death Date
Feb 12, 1896 (34)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
16, 1861
Birthplace
Kentucky
Death Date
Feb 12, 1896 (34)

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.

Trivia

He was inducted into the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame.

Family Life

His grandfather, who raised him, was named Green Murphy.

Associated With

Like Willie Shoemaker, he was a famous jockey.