Bernard Stanley Morgan Photograph Collection


Bernard Stanley Morgan Photograph Collection


Photography of horse sports


Items in this collection were digitized from the Keeneland Library’s Bernard Stanley Morgan Photographic Negative Collection. The collection (ca. 200,000 items) is comprised of black and white acetate negatives depicting Thoroughbred races at multiple race tracks in New York and Florida; as well as Triple Crown events, United Hunts races, and other Eastern steeplechase events from 1935 to 1961.

Subjects include race finishes, winner’s circle ceremonies, opening day ceremonies, course views, jockeys, owners, and trainers. Several negatives are accompanied by newspaper clippings of race results.


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

Hail to Reason with Ussery up at the Hopeful Stakes
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…

Bold Ruler & Gallant Man in Wood Memorial Stakes
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…

Citation at Churchill Downs
Photograph of American Thoroughbred Citation with jockey Eddie Arcaro up taken after their 1948 Kentucky Derby win. They are pictured with Calumet trainer Ben Jones and his son, Horace A. 'Jimmy' Jones.

The Calumet Farm legend claimed the Triple…

Seabiscuit with Pollard up
Photograph of the American Thoroughbred Seabiscuit with jockey John M. ‘Red’ Pollard up. Seabiscuit is held by his trainer, Tom Smith, following his Yonkers Handicap win at the Empire City Race Track in July of 1937.

Seabiscuit, sired by Hard Tack…

Fitzsimmons and Morgan
This photograph features trainer James Edward "Sunny Jim" Fitzsimmons and track photographer for the New York Racing Association Bernard Stanley "Bert" Morgan.

Fitzsimmons won 13 Triple Crown races and trained 12 champions and 155 stakes-winning…

Arcaro & Fitzsimmons at Saratoga
This photograph features jockey Eddie Arcaro with trainer James Edward "Sunny Jim" Fitzsimmons seated on a bench at Saratoga in August of 1958.

Arcaro, known as “The Master” of U.S. Thoroughbred racing, ascended to the country’s premier jockey…

Demoiselle Stakes
This photograph features (from left to right) Thoroughbred owner Ogden Phipps, trainer James Edward "Sunny Jim" Fitzsimmons, jockey Eddie Arcaro, owner Gladys Livingston Mills Phipps, and an unidentified woman at the 1953 Demoiselle Stakes at…

George Woolf
This is a photographic portrait of jockey George Woolf. Woolf was the country's leading stakes-winning jockey between 1942 and 1944. He claimed nearly 100 major stakes races over the course of his career and is perhaps most often remembered for his…

Tom Fool at Belmont Park
This photograph, taken in November of 1953, features American Thoroughbred Tom Fool at Belmont Park.

Tom Fool, U.S. Champion Two-Year-Old Colt (1951) and U.S. Horse of the Year (1953), is widely considered one of the top American racehorses of…

Steve Brooks on Two Lea at Belmont Park
This photograph features Hall of Fame jockey Steve Brooks up on Calumet's Hall of Famer Two Lea in the winner's circle at Belmont Park.

Two Lea claimed the titles of 1949 U.S. Champion Three-Year-Old Filly and 1950 U.S. Champion Older Female…
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