Arcaro & Fitzsimmons at Saratoga

Title

Arcaro & Fitzsimmons at Saratoga

Subject

Photography of horse sports

Description

This photograph features jockey Eddie Arcaro with trainer James Edward "Sunny Jim" Fitzsimmons seated on a bench at Saratoga in August of 1958.

Arcaro, known as “The Master” of U.S. Thoroughbred racing, ascended to the country’s premier jockey status for much of the 20th century. He claimed a record 17 wins in Triple Crown races during his 30-year career, boasting two Triple Crown wins aboard Whirlaway (1941) and Citation (1948). He led the country in earnings in 1940, 1942, 1948, 1950, 1952, and 1958. Upon his retirement in 1961, Arcaro had run in 24,092 races, with 4,779 wins, 3,807 seconds, 3,302 thirds, and earnings that exceeded $30 million. He remains the only jockey to have ever claimed more than one Triple Crown win. 

Fitzsimmons won 13 Triple Crown races and trained 12 champions and 155 stakes-winning horses that won more than 470 stakes races. He was inducted into the U.S. Racing Hall of Fame in 1958. 

Creator

Bernard Stanley Morgan

Date

1958-08-06

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 B9631 - 1958-08-06 Eddie Arcaro Jockey and James Edward Sunny Jim Fitzsimmons Trainer at Saratoga larger (3).jpg

Citation

Bernard Stanley Morgan, “Arcaro & Fitzsimmons at Saratoga,” The Keeneland Library, accessed June 24, 2018, http://keenelandlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/263.

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