Thoroughbred Times Photograph Collection


Thoroughbred Times Photograph Collection


Photography of horse sports


Items in this collection were digitized from the Keeneland Library’s Thoroughbred Times Photograph Collection, comprised of 8”x 10” print photographs taken primarily in the 20th century by staff photographers or other photographers for which the Thoroughbred Times purchased the rights. The images in the collection, depicting racing, track scenes, horses, and the people associated with Thoroughbred racing, are representative of images published in the Thoroughbred Times.


These digital resources 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.

Collection Items

Jockey Eddie Arcaro aboard Shut Out
This photograph showcases racing Hall of Famer Eddie Arcaro on Shut Out after their 1942 Blue Grass win. On the heels of his success in Keeneland’s Triple Crown prep race, Shut Out claimed the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes before securing his…

Santa Anita in 1908
Photograph of Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California in 1908. Horses are pictured under starter's orders.

Elizabeth P. Daingerfield
This is a portrait of Elizabeth P. Daingerfield, farm manager and horsewoman, digitized from the Thoroughbred Record.

American Derby at Washington Park
This photograph shows the track and crowd at the 1893 American Derby held at the Washington Park Race Track outside of Chicago, Illinois.
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