Broomstick

Title

Broomstick

Subject

Photography of horse sports

Description

This photograph features the American Thoroughbred Broomstick eating from a held feed bucket.

Broomstick was bred and foaled at McGrathiana Stud Farm in 1901. Sired by Ben Brush out of Elf, Broomstick had three successful racing seasons (1903 to 1905) before being retired to a stud career during which he topped the North American sire list for three consecutive years (1913 to 1915).

He was the leading North American broodmare sire in 1932 and 1933, and his position among the top ten sires in progeny earnings from 1911 to 1927 places Broomstick in the ranks of the great American racing sires.

Creator

John C. Hemment

Date

1904

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

print photograph

Files

Hemment v.3 1962 - 1904 Broomstick Winner of Brighton Handicap with Grooms.tif

Citation

John C. Hemment, “Broomstick,” The Keeneland Library, accessed June 24, 2018, http://keenelandlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/350.

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