Derby winner Flying Ebony topic for History on Tap

Chris Jung will give the program on the horse that had ties to Christian County.

The next History on Tap, at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26, at Hopkinsville Brewing Co., will feature the story of 1925 Kentucky Derby winner Flying Ebony — a colt with Christian County ties

Flying Ebony Collage
(Hoptown Chronicle illustration)

Chris Jung, who previously worked for Churchill Downs and has attended 15 Kentucky Derbies, will give the presentation. He will combine “his extensive knowledge and love for the Derby with this local legend to weave a story that is worthy of the most exciting two minutes in sports,” Alissa Keller, executive director of the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County, said in a press release. 

Jung, a former Kentucky New Era sports editor, is director of marketing and public relations for Jennie Stuart Health. 

Derby winner Flying Ebony topic for History on Tap

Jennifer P. Brown | Hoptown Chronicle

Jennifer P. Brown is co-founder, publisher and editor of Hoptown Chronicle. You can reach her at She spent 30 years as a reporter and editor at the Kentucky New Era. She is a co-chair of the national advisory board to the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues, governing board president for the Kentucky Historical Society, and co-founder of the Kentucky Open Government Coalition.