Historical marker honors jockey at Bashford Manor

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Posted on April 14, 2011 at 11:48 AM

(WHAS11) -- The youngest jockey ever to win the Kentucky Derby is getting honored permanently. Well known African American, jockey Lonnie Clayton won the Derby back in 1892 aboard Azra.

On Friday a historical marker was placed at Bashford Manor in his honor.

It's a place many here in Louisville remember only as a shopping center but Bashford Manor was formally known as Bashford Manor Farm.

That's where three Kentucky Derby winners were produced including Azra.

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