April 29, 2007

Osage horse won Kentucky Derby

Derby winner a proud part of Osage historyAmong the mystical stories that set the Kentucky Derby apart from all other great races, few compare with that of Black Gold, the Osage Indian horse that won the Derby in 1924.

Black Gold has inspired at least one children's book, many articles and a 1947 movie starring Anthony Quinn. During the movie's Tulsa premiere, many Osage Indians familiar with the story walked out of the theater before the film ended, in disgust over what they believed were inaccurate portrayals.

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