Delegate pays tribute to Krigger
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V.I. Delegate to Congress Donna M. Christensen honored St. Croix native Kevin Krigger during a session of the House of Representatives on Wednesday.
Christensen read into the record of the House that Krigger is the first African-American jockey to win the Santa Anita Derby.
Krigger, riding 3-year-old bay colt Goldencents, won the $750,000 Santa Anita Derby in Arcadia, Calif., on Saturday, beating out favorite Flashback to secure a spot in the Kentucky Derby.
Krigger, 29, now has a chance to become the first black jockey to win the Kentucky Derby since Jimmy Winkfield won his second in 1902.