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  • Collection: John C. Hemment Photograph Collection

Hemment v.1 p.23 - Willie Simms Jockey on Lamplighter.jpg
This photograph, taken in the 1890s, features the Thoroughbred Lamplighter with jockey Willie Simms up.

Lamplighter was the American Co-Champion Older Male Horse in 1893. He was owned by horseman and co-owner of the Monmouth Park Racetrack,…

Hemment 1135 - Isaac Murphy Jockey on Tenny.jpg
Photograph of the Thoroughbred Tenny with jockey Isaac Burns Murphy up.

Tenny, known as "The Swayback" to his fans, is often remembered in association with his rivalry with Hall of Famer Salvator. Although Tenny won his first four races in 1890,…

Hemment v.6 4485 - King James with Groom at John Edward Madden's Owner Trainer Stable.tif
Head shot of the American Thoroughbred King James with groom.

King James, son of Plaudit (1898 Kentucky Derby winner) out of Unsightly, was bred and foaled by John Madden in Kentucky.

Despite a bad stride, he raced through age seven, primarily…

Hemment v.3 1962 - 1904 Broomstick Winner of Brighton Handicap with Grooms.tif
This photograph features the American Thoroughbred Broomstick eating from a held feed bucket.

Broomstick was bred and foaled at McGrathiana Stud Farm in 1901. Sired by Ben Brush out of Elf, Broomstick had three successful racing seasons (1903 to…

Hemment v.1 216 - Domino with groom (2).jpg
Conformation shot of the American Thoroughbred Domino.

Hall of Famer Domino was foaled in 1891. He raced for three seasons (1893 to 1895) with a record of 19-2-1 from 25 starts, earning $193,550.

His career earnings were not surpassed until…

Hemment v.5 3907 - Boaters at Sheepshead Bay.tif
This photograph, taken at the turn of the 20th century, features an apron crowd at Sheepshead Bay Race Track.

Hemment v.5 3905 - 1907-07-04 Sheepshead Bay Crowd.tif
This photograph features the grandstand crowd at Sheepshead Bay Race Track on July 4, 1907.

Hemment v.2 1183 - 1890-06-20 Salvator Tenny Match Race with Isaac Murphy and Ed Snapper Garrison at Coney Island Jockey Club  at Sheepshead Bay 2 (2).jpg
This photograph features the match race held on June 25, 1890, at Sheepshead Bay Race Track between one of racing's greatest rivalries: Tenny and Salvator.

Salvator (Isaac Burns Murphy up) bested Tenny (Edward Garrison up) by half a head. The two…

Hemment v.1 839 - 1902 Start of the Futurity.tif
This photograph features the start of the 1902 Futurity Stakes at Sheepshead Bay Race Track. The track and entries are prominent.

John A. Drake's Enoch Wishard-trained Savable (Lucien Lyne up) claimed the 1902 Futurity Stakes victory.

Hemment v.1 570 - 1897 Suburban Handicap Ben Brush.tif
This photograph features the Sheepshead Bay Race Track at the 1897 Suburban Handicap. The track and infield are prominent.

Michael's Dwyer's Hardy Campbell, Jr.-trained Ben Brush (Willie Simms up) won the Suburban Handicap that year.
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