New York Sportsman


New York Sportsman


Horse racing in art


Items in this collection were digitized from the Keeneland Library’s New York Sportsman Collection. The library’s holdings include 29 of the 32 volumes of the magazine (excepting volumes 1, 29, and 31) from 1876 to 1891.


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

William Brown
This portrait of William Brown, Rancocas Farm trainer, was digitized from the New York Sportsman (1903-03-28).

William Barrett
Digitized page of the New York Sportsman (January 1883, page 18) featuring jockey William Barrett.

Barrett is widely remembered for his association with the legendary match race between Ten Broeck, Tom Ochiltree, and Parole in 1877. Barrett,…

George Barbee
Digitized page of the New York Sportsman (December 1882, page 373) featuring English jockey George Barbee.

Barbee moved from England to the U.S. in 1872 to ride for John Chamberlain at Monmouth Park. He won the inaugural Preakness Stakes aboard…

Fred Archer
Digitized page of the New York Sportsman (March 1883, page 152), featuring the English jockey Fred Archer.

Archer was England's leading jockey for 13 consecutive years.
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