Tenny with Murphy up

Title

Tenny with Murphy up

Subject

Photography of horse sports

Description

Photograph of the Thoroughbred Tenny with jockey Isaac Burns Murphy up.

Tenny, known as "The Swayback" to his fans, is often remembered in association with his rivalry with Hall of Famer Salvator. Although Tenny won his first four races in 1890, he lost to Salvator in the 1890 Suburban Handicap. After the loss, Tenny's owner, D. T. Pulsifer, challenged Salvator's owner, James Ben Ali Haggin, to a match race held at Sheepshead Bay Race Track on June 25, 1890. Salvator bested Tenny by half a head.

Isaac Burns Murphy, the first jockey elected into the U.S. Racing Hall of Fame in 1955, won at least a third of his mounts each year over the course of his career. Among his many notable wins, Murphy claimed victories at four of the first five American Derbies, three Kentucky Derbies, and five Latonia Derbies.

Creator

John C. Hemment

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 1135 - Isaac Murphy Jockey on Tenny.jpg

Citation

John C. Hemment, “Tenny with Murphy up,” The Keeneland Library, accessed June 24, 2018, http://keenelandlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/377.

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