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Keeneland Library Morgan Collection - Whirlaway, E. Arcaro up, wins Kentucky Derby 05.03.1941.tif
Whirlaway with Eddie Arcaro up wins the 1941 Kentucky Derby by eight lengths. An eventual Hall of Famer, Whirlaway earned back-to-back Horse of the Year titles in 1941 and 1942.

Keeneland Association - Our Boots, Conn McCreary up, leading in Blue Grass Stakes, Whirlaway in 2nd, at Keeneland, 1941.jpg
This photograph from the 1941 Blue Grass Stakes captures future Hall of Famer Whirlaway trailing Our Boots, Conn McCreary up, while the crowd looks on. Despite the victory for Our Boots the horse would place 8th in the Kentucky Derby, while Whirlaway…
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