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This photograph of Sophie Tucker and jockeys was taken at Saratoga Racecourse in July of 1936. Tucker, a Ukrainian-American actress, comedian, and radio personality, is standing on a jockey scale holding a saddle and saddle towel. Eight jockeys in…

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The photograph features 16 jockeys in silks standing in a line at the jockey scales at Saratoga Racecourse in August of 1930.

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The photograph features eight jockeys in silks standing in a line at the jockey scales at Saratoga Racecourse in 1930.

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This photograph features jockey Earl Sande holding his saddle and saddle towel on the scales.

Earl Sande, inducted in the U.S. Racing Hall of Fame in 1955, was one of the country’s most popular jockeys in the 1920s and 1930s. He had a career…

Morgan B14325 -  1959-10-10 William Lee Bill Willie The Shoe Shoemaker Jockey on Scales aft riding his 300th winner at Aqueduct.jpg
This photograph shows jockey William Lee "The Shoe" Shoemaker on the scales after riding his 300th win at Aqueduct in 1959.

Shoemaker, rode for nearly 40 years, winning roughly 22% of his over 40,000 races before his retirement in 1990. Shoemaker…

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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