Ted Atkinson

Title

Ted Atkinson

Subject

Photography of horse sports

Description

This photographic portrait features jockey Ted Atkinson.

Atkinson began riding professionally at the age of 21. He rode War Relic in an upset victory over the 1941 Triple Crown Winner Whirlaway in the Narragansett Special. That ride gained him national recognition that continued over his 21-year career.

He was America’s leading jockey by wins and money earned in 1944 and 1946. 

Atkinson won the Preakness and Belmont Stakes riding Greentree’s Capot in 1949. In 1953, he rode Tom Fool, Horse of the Year, for ten consecutive wins.

Atkinson received the George Woolf Memorial Award in 1957. He was inducted into the U.S. Racing Hall of Fame the same year.

Creator

Bernard Stanley Morgan

Date

1955-06-09

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

3.5" x 5"

Files

02 - Morgan A93245 - 1955 Theodore Ted Frederick Atkinson Jockey portrait.jpg

Citation

Bernard Stanley Morgan, “Ted Atkinson,” The Keeneland Library, accessed September 27, 2020, https://keenelandlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/200.

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