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Cook 17947 - Mrs Cornelius Vanderbilt CV Sonny Whitney aka Gladys Crosby Gee Hopkins Whitney Marvel Elliott and Rigan McKinney Steeplechase Jockey (2).jpg
Steeplechase jockey Rigan McKinney is pictured in 1938 with Gladys Crosby Whitney, the then wife of Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney.

McKinney rode primarily during the Great Depression years with much success, boasting winning percentages as high as…

Morgan A54508 - Rigan McKinney Steeplechase Jockey at Saratoga (2).jpg
This photograph features Rigan McKinney, steeplechase jockey, walking at Saratoga in a suit and hat. McKinney, inducted into the U.S. Racing Hall of Fame in 1968.

Morgan 32049 - Rigan McKinney on Redshank Jumping Hurdle.jpg
This is a photograph of jockey Rigan McKinney up on Redshank in mid-jump at the Bridlespur Steeplechase Graded Handicap at Belmont in 1936.

McKinney claimed his first American Grand National victory in 1931 atop Green Cheese.
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