February 1964
Ebony;Feb1964, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p63
The article presents information on Robert McCurdy, a new African American jockey from Atlantic City, New Jersey. According to experts, McCurdy is comparable to Isaac Murphy, one of the greatest Black jockeys. It is stated that McCurdy recently won the jockey championship at the Garden state Park, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, with 27 wins.


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