Hail to Reason with Ussery up at the Hopeful Stakes

Title

Hail to Reason with Ussery up at the Hopeful Stakes

Subject

Photography of horse sports

Description

Photograph of Hail to Reason (Bobby Ussery up) winning Saratoga’s 1960 Hopeful Stakes by ten lengths.

Hail to Reason, multiple stakes-winning Thoroughbred, was named American Champion Two-Year-Colt in 1960. He retired to stud at Hagyard Farm in Lexington, Kentucky, with a record of 9-2-2 from 18 starts, with earnings of $328,434. Hail to Reason was the top sire in North America in 1970.

Robert Nelson ‘Bobby’ Ussery’s racing career spanned more than two decades (1951 – 1974). He was the tenth jockey in history to surpass 3,000 wins, with a winning percentage of 17.5% over his career. Ussery was inducted in the U.S. Racing Hall of Fame in 1980.

Creator

Bernard Stanley Morgan

Date

1960-08-27

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 B17785 - 1960-08-27 Robert Nelson Bobby Ussery Jockey on Hail to Reason winning by 10 lengths the Hopeful Stakes at Saratoga.jpg

Citation

Bernard Stanley Morgan, “Hail to Reason with Ussery up at the Hopeful Stakes ,” The Keeneland Library, accessed January 17, 2018, http://keenelandlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/387.