Silvio Coucci


Silvio Coucci


Photography of horse sports


This photographic portrait features jockey Silvio Coucci.

Coucci, a native New Yorker, was recruited to ride for Greentree Stable in 1932 after an impressive season at the Agua Caliente racetrack in Tijuana, Mexico.

In 1934, in a close contest that came down to the last day of racing, Maurice Peters claimed top jockey honors with five wins over Coucci. Coucci went on to hold the top earnings title in 1935, winning a tremendous $319,760. His notable victories that year include the Belmont Futurity Stakes, the Santa Anita Derby, and the Travers Stakes.


Charles Christian Cook


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black and white photograph


still image

Original Format

acetate negative

Physical Dimensions

5" x 7"


Cook 382 - Silvio Coucci Jockey portrait.jpg


Charles Christian Cook, “Silvio Coucci,” The Keeneland Library, accessed October 28, 2020,

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