Whitney & Keene

Title

Whitney & Keene

Subject

Photography of horse sports

Description

This photograph features Thoroughbred owners Harry Payne "H.P." Whitney (left) and James Robert Keene (right) in conversation.

Harry Payne Whitney, American businessman, avid sportsman, and prominent Thoroughbred owner, was the leading U.S. owner eight times in the early 20th century. The nearly 200 stakes winners from Whitney Stables include Regret, Whiskery, Buskin, Broomspun, Bostonian, Victorian, and Burgomaster.

James R. Keene’s family emigrated to the United States from England in 1852. Having made his first fortune in West Coast mining companies, Keene was president of the San Francisco Stock Exchange before moving to New York and emerging as a major player in the New York financial and racing scenes. Keene’s Castleton Farm near Lexington, Kentucky, was a leading American breeding operation of the early 20th century.

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

Files

Cook 4289 - Harry Payne HP Whitney Owner and James Robert Keene Owner (2).jpg

Citation

Charles Christian Cook, “Whitney & Keene,” The Keeneland Library, accessed August 12, 2020, https://keenelandlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/281.

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