Soup Perkins

Soup Perkins

Sponsor: Louisville Tourism

Artist: Maria Beltran

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This statue honors James “Soup” Perkins, who rode Halma to win the Kentucky Derby in 1895.

This is one of the 11 Gallopalooza statues sponsored by Louisville Tourism, commemorating African American horsemen’s key role in building the foundation of horse racing.


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