Jack Gordon Westrope

Title

Jack Gordon Westrope

Subject

Photography of horse sports

Description

This photographic portrait features jockey Jack Gordon Westrope.

Born in Montana, Westrope was the son of racehorse owner and trainer W .T. Westrope. He was still an apprentice jockey when he collected 301 wins in 1933 at the age of 15. Westrope was the country’s leading rider that year, surpassing the 300-win mark for the first time since Vincent Powers rode 324 winners in 1908.

Westrope claimed 2,467 wins during his career. He was inducted into the U.S. Racing Hall of Fame in 2002.

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

glass plate negative

Physical Dimensions

5" x 7"

Files

Cook 4985.jpg

Citation

Charles Christian Cook, “Jack Gordon Westrope,” The Keeneland Library, accessed September 27, 2020, https://keenelandlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/154.

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