Silvio Coucci

Title

Silvio Coucci

Subject

Photography of horse sports

Description

This photographic portrait features jockey Silvio Coucci.

Coucci, a native New Yorker, was recruited to ride for Greentree Stable in 1932 after an impressive season at the Agua Caliente racetrack in Tijuana, Mexico.

In 1934, in a close contest that came down to the last day of racing, Maurice Peters claimed top jockey honors with five wins over Coucci. Coucci went on to hold the top earnings title in 1935, winning a tremendous $319,760. His notable victories that year include the Belmont Futurity Stakes, the Santa Anita Derby, and the Travers Stakes.

Creator

Charles Christian Cook

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

Physical Dimensions

5" x 7"

Files

Cook 382 - Silvio Coucci Jockey portrait.jpg

Citation

Charles Christian Cook, “Silvio Coucci,” The Keeneland Library, accessed September 27, 2020, https://keenelandlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/123.

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