Benny Marinelli

Title

Benny Marinelli

Subject

Photography of horse sports

Description

This photographic portrait features jockey Benny Marinelli.

Benny Marinelli began his riding career in 1920 at East Coast tracks. He spent the 1921 winter meet season at the Agua Caliente Racetrack in Tijuana, Mexico before returning to the U.S. and finishing third in the country by wins in 1921.

Marinelli won the Preakness Stakes in 1923 aboard Vigil. He won the Travers Stakes on Wilderness and placed third in the Kentucky Derby on Vigil that same year.

Creator

Charles Christian Cook

Rights

This digital resource may be freely searched and displayed. Permission must be received for subsequent distribution in print or electronically. Physical rights are retained by the Keeneland Library. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Format

black and white photograph

Type

still image

Original Format

glass plate negative

Physical Dimensions

5" x 7"

Files

13 - Cook 5053 - Benny Marinelli Jockey.jpg

Citation

Charles Christian Cook, “Benny Marinelli,” The Keeneland Library, accessed July 9, 2020, https://keenelandlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/156.

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