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Kendrick Carmouche is one of the few African-American jockeys riding today

Jockey Kendrick Carmouche has won more than 3,000 races in his career, but as one of the few African-American jockeys riding today, he is virtually unknown outside of hard-core racing fans. On Saturday, Justify is hoping to grab the Triple Crown with a win in the Belmont Stakes. Carmouche will compete in three undercard races before the big race, but his ultimate goal is getting a ride in the Stakes....

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Jockey Kendrick Carmouche has won more than 3,000 races in his career, but as one of the few African-American jockeys riding today, he is virtually unknown outside of hard-core racing fans. On Saturday, Justify is hoping to grab the Triple Crown with a win in the Belmont Stakes. Carmouche will compete in three undercard races before the big race, but his ultimate goal is getting a ride in the Stakes. Over a century ago, African-American jockeys were not only competing in Triple Crown races, but winning them. (Credit: Newsday)