Bold Ruler & Gallant Man in Wood Memorial Stakes

Title

Bold Ruler & Gallant Man in Wood Memorial Stakes

Subject

Photography of horse sports

Description

This photograph captures Bold Ruler battling Gallant Man to the wire at the 1957 Wood Memorial Stakes. The Wheatley Stable owned champion, trained by Jim Fitzsimmons, won the race in 1:48.80.

Bold Ruler retired with a career record of 23-4-2 from 33 starts, with earnings of $764, 204. He was named U.S. Three-Year-Old Champion Male and Horse of the Year in 1957, and U.S. Champion Sprint Horse in 1958. Bold Ruler was the top North American sire eight times (1963 – 1969, 1973) and was inducted in the U.S. Racing Hall of Fame in 1973.

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. 

Creator

Bernard Stanley Morgan

Date

1957-04-20

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 B5172 - 1957-04-20 Eddie Arcaro Jockey on Bold Ruler battles Gallant Man to the wire in Wood Memorial at Jamaica 2.jpg

Citation

Bernard Stanley Morgan, “Bold Ruler & Gallant Man in Wood Memorial Stakes,” The Keeneland Library, accessed January 17, 2018, http://keenelandlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/386.