Rigan McKinney at Saratoga

Title

Rigan McKinney at Saratoga

Subject

Photography of horse sports

Description

This photograph features Rigan McKinney, steeplechase jockey, walking at Saratoga in a suit and hat. McKinney, inducted in the U.S. Racing Hall of Fame in 1968, is holding a race program. Trees and other people are visible in the background.

McKinney was raised among Thoroughbred owners, breeders, and riders. He rode primarily during the Great Depression years with much success, boasting winning percentages as high as 55% (1936) and 59% (1938). McKinney claimed his first American Grand National victory in 1931 atop Green Cheese, setting a record that would hold nearly 25 years.

Creator

Bernard Stanley Morgan

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

acetate negative

Files

Morgan A54508 - Rigan McKinney Steeplechase Jockey at Saratoga (2).jpg

Citation

Bernard Stanley Morgan, “Rigan McKinney at Saratoga,” The Keeneland Library, accessed August 16, 2018, https://keenelandlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/188.

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