Hiring Black Jockey Would Be Dope
… But Winning Comes First
11/24/2017 12:20 AM PST
Race shouldn’t matter in horse racing … so says horse owner Jason Derulo who says it would be great to hire a black jockey … but his priority is hiring a winner.
Derulo recently became a part-owner of an Australian thoroughbred and made it clear he’s looking to rack up some W’s on the track.
We raised the point that there hasn’t been a black jockey in the winner’s circle of the Kentucky Derby in 100 years … and asked if Jason was looking to change that.
But he hit us with some real talk … it’s not about breaking racial barriers, it’s about winning — and if the best jockey happens to black — great! He’ll hire him in a second.