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Hemment v.1 p.23 - Willie Simms Jockey on Lamplighter.jpg
This photograph, taken in the 1890s, features the Thoroughbred Lamplighter with jockey Willie Simms up.

Lamplighter was the American Co-Champion Older Male Horse in 1893. He was owned by horseman and co-owner of the Monmouth Park Racetrack,…

Hemment v.1 1180 - 1894-10-06 Alonzo Clayton Jockey on Henry of Navarre with Willie Simms on Clifford and Fred Taral on Domino at the Match Race at Morris Park (2).jpg
This photograph, taken from the stands, features the 1894 match race between Henry of Navarre (Alonzo Clayton up), Clifford (Willie Simms up), and Domino (Fred Taral up) at Morris Park Racecourse. Henry of Navarre won the race by 3/4's of a length.…

Hemment v. 1 233  Sam Doggett, Willie Simms, Fred Taral - Jockeys.jpg
This photograph features the three jockeys (from left to right) Sam Doggett, Willie Simms, and Fred Taral.

Doggett was one of the country's top riders in the mid 1890s, and Simms and Taral are both U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductees. Each of the…

Hemment v.1 1171 - Jockeys at CIJC, 1891.tiff
This photograph, taken in 1891 at the Coney Island Jockey Club, features 15 of some of the country's best late 19th century jockeys. Front row (left to right): Fred Taral, Tony Hamilton, Tom Kiley, Marty Bergen. Middle row (left to right): Isaac…
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