Bill Boland

Title

Bill Boland

Subject

Photography in horse sports

Description

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 Belmont Stakes atop Middleground at the age of 16. Other major race wins include the Jockey Club Gold Cup (1953), Whitney Handicap (1956), Massachusetts Handicap (1952, 1956), Arlington Handicap (1952), Acorn Stakes (1954), Alabama Stakes (1955), Suburban Handicap (1962), and the Wood Memorial Stakes (1966). Boland finished his 20-year career with 2,049 wins and purse earnings exceeding $14.5 million.

Creator

Bernard Stanley Morgan

Date

1955-06-09

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

05 - Morgan A93241 - William Norris Bill Boland Jockey portrait.tif

Citation

Bernard Stanley Morgan, “Bill Boland,” The Keeneland Library, accessed December 13, 2019, https://keenelandlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/199.

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