Rigan McKinney on Redshank at Belmont

Title

Rigan McKinney on Redshank at Belmont

Subject

Photography of horse sports

Description

This is a photograph of jockey Rigan McKinney up on Redshank in mid-jump at the Bridlespur Steeplechase Graded Handicap at Belmont in 1936. Redshank and McKinney's reflection is visible in the water below.

McKinney was raised among Thoroughbred owners, breeders, and riders. He rode primarily during the Great Depression years with much success, boasting winning percentages as high as 55% (1936) and 59% (1938). McKinney claimed his first American Grand National victory in 1931 atop Green Cheese, setting a record that would hold for nearly 25 years.

Creator

Bernard Stanley Morgan

Date

1936-09-22

Rights

This digital resource may be freely searched and displayed. Permission must be received for subsequent distribution in print or electronically. Physical rights are retained by the Keeneland Library. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Format

black and white photograph

Type

still image

Original Format

acetate negative

Files

Morgan 32049 - Rigan McKinney on Redshank Jumping Hurdle.jpg

Citation

Bernard Stanley Morgan, “Rigan McKinney on Redshank at Belmont,” The Keeneland Library, accessed May 24, 2018, http://keenelandlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/185.

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