Ponder

Title

Ponder

Subject

Photography of horse sports

Description

Conformation shot of the American Thoroughbred Ponder with groom. Ponder, his sire (Pensive), and his son (Needles) were all Kentucky Derby winners.

Ponder was foaled at Calumet Farm in 1946 and trained by Hall of Famer Ben Jones. He ran with his year older stable mates Coaltown and Citation, although he was a year younger than both.

Ponder had an unremarkable two-year-old record, but he rose to prominence with his Lawrence Realization Stakes, Jockey Club Gold Cup, Arlington Classic, and American Derby victories in 1949. He won the 1949 Kentucky Derby and came in second in the Belmont Stakes that same year.

Ponder bested Citation in the San Antonio Handicap in 1950, and he retired with a career record of 14-7-4 from 41 starts, with earnings of $541,275.

Creator

Joel Clyne Meadors

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

Meadors - Ponder.jpg

Citation

Joel Clyne Meadors, “Ponder,” The Keeneland Library, accessed January 17, 2018, http://keenelandlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/369.