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05 - Morgan A93241 - William Norris Bill Boland Jockey portrait.tif
This photographic portrait features jockey William "Bill" Norris Boland in front of hanging silks. Boland is in King Ranch silks, and the photograph was taken at Belmont Park.

Boland rose to prominence after winning the 1950 Kentucky Derby and…

02 - Morgan A93245 - 1955 Theodore Ted Frederick Atkinson Jockey portrait.jpg
This photographic portrait features jockey Theodore "Ted" Frederick Atkinson at Belmont Park.

Ted Atkinson (1916-2005) was America’s leading jockey by wins and money earned in 1944 and 1946.

Atkinson rode War Relic in an upset victory over the…

18 - Morgan B9131 - 1958 Ismael Milo Valenzuela Jockey portrait.jpg
This is a photographic portrait of jockey Ismael "Milo" Valenzuela.

He rose to prominence aboard Tim Tam in a near Triple Crown victory in 1958. Valenzuela and Tim Tam swept the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes but finished second in the…

16 - Morgan T374 - 1961 John Gentleman John L Rotz Jockey.jpg
This is a photographic portrait of jockey John "Gentleman John" L. Rotz.

Rotz, widely known as “Gentleman John” as a nod to his professionalism, received the George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award in 1973. Rotz was the North American stakes race…

Morgan A94388 - 1955-10-13 Frank David Dooley Adams Jockey on Neji at The Grand National Steeplechase Handicap at Belmont Park.jpg
This photograph features jockey Frank David "Dooley" Adams on Neji at the 1955 Grand National Steeplechase Handicap at Belmont Park.

Neji was the prominent steeplechase contender of the late 1950s. He claimed three American Grand National wins and…

Morgan B17750 - 1960-08-24 Patrick Pat Smithwick Jockey on Neji at Saratoga.jpg
This is a photograph of jockey Alfred "Paddy" Smithwick, on Neji at Saratoga.

According to his New York Times obituary, Smithwick was 5 feet 11 inches tall.

Hall of Famer (inducted 1972) Paddy Smithwick was the country’s top steeplechase rider…

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…

07 Morgan B1612 - 1956-10-01 Mrs Hirsch Jacobs aka Ethel D Jacobs Owner & Mrs Henry A Gerry aka Nancy Whitney Gerry at the Maskette Stakes trophy presentation at Belmont (2).jpg
This photograph captures a 1956 Maskette Stakes trophy presentation at Belmont Park. Pictured from from the left is trainer, Hirsch Jacobs, trainer of the winning horse, Searching, an unidentified man, jockey Conn McCreary in silks, Ethel D. Jacobs,…

14 Morgan T1709 - 1961-09-02 Jack A Price Trainer and John Sellers Jockey and Katherine Price.jpg
This photograph captures the 1961 Jerome Handicap trophy presentation at Belmont Park. On the far left is the winning horse's (Carry Back) trainer, Jack A. Price. Next to him is Hall of Fame jockey John Sellers in silks. Katherine L. Price, owner of…

Morgan A94193 - 1955-09-24 Bill Boland Jockey on High Gun in the winner's circle of the Syonsby Stakes with Robert Kleberg Owner King Ranch at Belmont.jpg
This photograph features the jockey William 'Bill' Norris Boland up on High Gun in the winner's circle of the Syonsby Stakes with Robert Kleberg, owner of King Ranch, at Belmont Park.

High Gun, the 1954 Belmont Stakes winner, was named U.S.…
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