Storyteller Series: I Dedicate This Ride

Lexington Children's Theatre

“I don’t pretend to make racing sound easy ‘cause it’s not. It takes strength, brains and courage, lightning reflexes, and a mountain of confidence.”

Inspired by the words of jockey Isaac Murphy, I Dedicate this Ride is the story of the famous African American horseman’s journey through life. During a time of racial tensions in the sport, Isaac Murphy defied the odds in the horse racing world and beyond. Narrated through praise songs and poems by Frank X Walker, this short production follows Murphy’s victories, losses, and experiences to remind us why he was one of the greatest jockeys to ever live.

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