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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.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.

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…

Keeneland Library - Isaac Murphy at the Salvator Clambake (2).jpg
This photograph features legendary jockey Isaac Burns Murphy (third from the right), with several other guests at a clambake hosted by trainer Matt Byrnes following Murphy's and Salvator's victory at the 1890 Champion Stakes.

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…
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