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  • Collection: John C. Hemment Photograph Collection

Hemment v.2 795 Brighton Beach Race Course.jpg
This photograph features a view from the far turn of Brighton Beach Race Course.

Hemment v.1 1189 - Sheepshead Bay.tif
This photograph features the Sheepshead Bay Race Track's clubhouse and grandstand.

Hemment v.1 1169 - Isaac Murphy Portrait in racing silks 5.tif
This is a photographic portrait of jockey Isaac Burns Murphy.

Among his many notable wins, Murphy claimed victories at four of the first five American Derbies, three Kentucky Derbies, and five Latonia Derbies.

Murphy, the first jockey elected…

Hemment v.2 1519 - Wallace Hicks Jockey and Alphonse J. Plicque Trainer and Owner.tif
This photograph features Thoroughbred owner and trainer Alphonse Plicque (left) and jockey Wallace Hicks (right).

Hemment v.6 4557 - 1908 Jimmy Lee Jockey at Coney Island BW smaller (2).jpg
This portrait of James “Jimmy” Lee was taken in 1908 at the Coney Island Jockey Club in Brooklyn, New York.

Lee, ranked as the country’s second-best rider by wins in 1907, won all six races at Churchill Downs on June 5, 1907 — making Lee the only…

Hemment v.1 477 - 1896 Watching a finish from the top of a stagecoach Final (3).jpg
This photograph features several men watching a horse race finish atop a stagecoach at Gravesend Race Track on Coney Island, New York, in 1896.

Hemment v.1 1171 - Jockeys at CIJC, 1891.tiff
This photograph, taken in 1891 at the Coney Island Jockey Club, features 15 of some of the country's best late 19th century jockeys.
Front row (left to right): Fred Taral, Tony Hamilton, Tom Kiley, Marty Bergen.
Middle row (left to right): Isaac…

Hemment v. 1 233  Sam Doggett, Willie Simms, Fred Taral - Jockeys.jpg
This photograph features the three jockeys (from left to right) Sam Doggett, Willie Simms, and Fred Taral pictured in 1894 at Morris Park Racecourse in the Bronx, New York.

Doggett was one of the country’s top riders in the mid-1890s, and Simms…

Hemment v.2 1114 - Thomas H Burns Jockey and John Bullman Jockey muddy.tif
This photograph features the jockeys (from left to right) Thomas H. Burns and John J. Bullman,

Thomas Burns was inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in 1983

John Bullman won two consecutive Belmont stakes on Masterman…

Hemment v.2 1545 - Thomas H. Burns on Jockey Scales.tif
This photograph features jockey Thomas H. Burns on the scales, with his weigh in overseen by a Clerk of Scales.

Thomas Burns was the country’s top jockey by wins in 1898 and 1899. He claimed the 1898 Tennessee Derby atop Lieber Karl, the 1900 St.…
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