Twenty Grand at Belmont Park

Title

Twenty Grand at Belmont Park

Description

This photograph depicts Twenty Grand on the way to the winner's circle at Belmont Park in 1931. He is being led by owner Helen Julia Hay Whitney. The jockey up is Charles E. Kurtsinger, also known as "Charley" and "The Flying Dutchman." A crowd of cheering spectators flanks the pathway.

Kurtsinger and Twenty Grand won both the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes in 1931, narrowly missing a Triple Crown victory as they came in second in the Preakness Stakes. Kurtsinger would later win a Triple Crown in 1937 aboard War Admiral.

Creator

Charles Christian Cook

Date

1931

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

Files

19 Cook 14105 - Charles Charley The Flying Dutchman E Kurtsinger Jockey on Twenty Grand with Mrs Payne Whitney aka Helen Julia Hay Whitney on way to winner's circle at Belmont Park.jpg

Citation

Charles Christian Cook, “Twenty Grand at Belmont Park,” The Keeneland Library, accessed October 14, 2019, https://keenelandlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/175.

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