Oliver Lewis (1856–1924) was an American jockey in Thoroughbred horse racing. On May 17, 1875, Lewis won the very first Kentucky Derby aboard Aristides. The pair won by a reported two lengths, setting a new American record time for a mile-and-a-half race. Lewis and Aristides took second place in the Belmont Stakes, which is now the third race of the U.S. Triple Crown series.
Fayette County, Kentucky
|Resting place||African Cemetery No. 2 (Lexington, Kentucky)|
|Major racing wins|
|American Classics wins:
Kentucky Derby (1875)
|Oliver Lewis Way, Lexington, Kentucky|
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