Ismael Valenzuela

Title

Ismael Valenzuela

Subject

Photography in horse sports

Description

This is a photographic portrait of jockey Ismael "Milo" Valenzuela.

He rose to prominence aboard Tim Tam in a near Triple Crown victory in 1958. Valenzuela and Tim Tam swept the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes but finished second in the Belmont Stakes after Tim Tam fractured a sesamoid bone near the finish line.

Valenzuela almost swept the Triple Crown again ten years later aboard Forward Pass. Although they claimed the 1968 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, the pair finished second in the Belmont Stakes.

Other notable mounts include Kelso.

Over his nearly 30-year career, Valenzuela won 2,545 races with purse earnings exceeding $20 million. He was inducted in the U.S. Racing Hall of Fame in 2008.

Creator

Bernard Stanley Morgan

Date

1958-06-05

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

Files

18 - Morgan B9131 - 1958 Ismael Milo Valenzuela Jockey portrait.jpg

Citation

Bernard Stanley Morgan, “Ismael Valenzuela,” The Keeneland Library, accessed September 27, 2020, https://keenelandlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/201.

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