Who We Are
As One Racing
A diverse and inclusive partnership focused on introducing new owners to the exciting sport of horse racing through camaraderie, competition, and memorable experiences.
We want to change the face of the thoroughbred industry – from the farm, to the winner’s circle, and ultimately to the boardroom – by bringing new owners together with existing members of the industry, in As One Racing and beyond.
Thoroughbred racing is rooted in African American history. In fact, 15 of the first 28 Kentucky Derby winners were ridden by black jockeys. Oliver Lewis, Isaac Murphy, Dudley Allen, and many other African Americans were champions of the sport.
That prominence was cut short by racism and the Jim Crow era, which all but eliminated opportunities for black jockeys, trainers, and owners.
As One Racing is working to overcome the effects of that past with a mission to:
Horse farms, racetracks, winner’s circles, and the sport’s boardrooms can be vibrant places of diversity, where people from all backgrounds are welcome and able to positively influence thoroughbred racing.
Featuring silhouette profiles of a horse and jockey standing together, the As One Racing logo reflects the partnership’s vision of a modern, inclusive approach to horse racing. Our partnership colors pay homage to Dudley Allen’s Jacobin Stable. Allen was an African American trainer and owner who won the 1891 Kentucky Derby with Kingman and jockey Isaac Murphy. A May 14, 1891 article in the Courier-Journal described the race and the cheers for Kingman, a colt with a mane “decked in blue, red, and yellow ribbons of the Jacobin Stable.”