- Published: Friday, 22 February 2013 00:21
- Written by By Sheena Mckenzie CNN
The first generation of black U.S. athletes dominated an unlikely sport. The godfathers of Owens, Ali and Williams weren't found on basketball courts or in boxing rings. Instead, they were the jockeys of the race track and their dizzying success -- and dramatic fall -- is one of the most remarkable buried chapters in U.S. sporting history.