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  • Collection: Keeneland Library Collection

Sutcliffe - 1926 Sun Briar (2).jpg
This photograph of the graded stakes-winning Thoroughbred Sun Briar was taken in 1926.

Sun Briar was foaled in France in 1915 and purchased at the 1916 Saratoga yearling auction by newspaperman, businessman, and breeder Willis Sharpe Kilmer.…

TFF p 145 - 1866-09-08 Lexington (2).tif
This is a digitized print image of American Thoroughbred and the 16-time leading North American sire, Lexington.

Lexington was born in 1850 within what is now the city limits of Lexington, Kentucky. He was bred by Dr. Elisha Warfield, an…

Triangle - 1940-05-05 Gallahadion - Giving the well-known horse laught at Pimlico the day after winning the Kentucky Derby (2).jpg
Photograph of the American Thoroughbred Gallahadion taken the day after his 1940 Kentucky Derby win.

Gallahadion (by Sir Gallahad III out of Countess Time) was owned by Ethel Mars’ Milky Way Farm and trained by Roy Waldron. He began his career…

Spirit of the Times p 333 - 1877-10-27 Ten Broeck (2).tif
This image, reproduced from the Spirit of the Times, is of the American Thoroughbred Ten Broeck.

Ten Broeck was bred by John Harper and foaled near Midway, Kentucky, in June of 1872.

Ten Broeck set records at distances ranging from one to…

Keeneland Library Archives - Man o' War with Will Harbut (2).jpg
This photograph features the American Thoroughbred Man o' War with his groom Will Harbut.

Newspaper headlines from around the world heralded Man o’ War (1917-1947) as “matchless,” the “wonder horse,” a “speed miracle,” and “peerless.”


Triangle - 1942-07-18 Garden State Park - crowd at mutuel windows  on opening day 2.jpg
This photograph features the mutuel windows line on opening day (July 7, 1942) at Garden State Park Racetrack.

Triangle - 1939-02-01 Gulfstream Park - general view fromt the rear of stands showing Candar winning the first race ever to be run over this strip.jpg
This photograph captures the first race ever run at Gulfstream Park from the stands on February 1, 1939.

Gulfstream Park drew roughly 18,000 visitors for its inaugural four-day race meet.

Triangle - 1938-11-01 Pimlico - crowd shot on Match race day between War Admiral and Seabiscuit at Pimlico.jpg
This photograph, taken on November 1, 1938, from the stands, features the match race between War Admiral & Seabiscuit hosted by Pimlico Race Course.

The match race, often dubbed the 'Match of the Century,' drew roughly 40,000 spectators.…

Triangle - 1937-08-24 Saratoga - shot from the top of the stands showing the jockeys dismounting and weighing in (2).jpg
This photograph, taken from the Saratoga stands in August of 1937, shows jockeys dismounting and weighing in.

Triangle - 1937-08-05 Court Manor Stud - yearlings arriving at Saratoga for the yearling sales 1 (2).jpg
This photograph features Court Manor Stud yearlings arriving at Saratoga's yearling sale in August of 1937.
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