Arthur Mortensen

Title

Arthur Mortensen

Subject

Photography of horse sports

Description

This photographic portrait features jockey Arthur Mortensen.

Mortensen had just turned 16 when he was named leading U.S. jockey by wins in 1925.

With 187 wins that year from 987 mounts, he finished in the money 470 times with earnings of just over $185,000.

Born in Kilgore, Idaho in 1909, Mortensen was one of several prominent jockeys of the era with Idaho roots, including Earl Sande, Ivan Parke, and the Fator brothers Lavern, Mark, and Elmer.

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

14 - Cook 5083 - Arthur Mortensen Jockey Portrait.jpg

Citation

Charles Christian Cook, “Arthur Mortensen,” The Keeneland Library, accessed September 27, 2020, https://keenelandlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/157.

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