John L. Rotz

Title

John L. Rotz

Subject

Photography of horse sports

Description

This is a photographic portrait of jockey John "Gentleman John" L. Rotz. He is pictured in the silks room at Aqueduct.

Rotz, widely known as “Gentleman John” as a nod to his professionalism, received the George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award in 1973. After a year of service as a groom and exercise rider, he debuted as a jockey at Fairmount Park in 1953. Rotz was the North American stakes race leader in 1969 and 1970. He claimed wins in both the Preakness (aboard Greek Money, 1962) and Belmont Stakes (aboard High Echelon, 1970) and collected over 80 major race wins between 1956 and 1972. Rotz won 2,907 races over his 20-year career. He was inducted in the U.S. Racing Hall of Fame in 1983.

Creator

Bernard Stanley Morgan

Date

1961-04-28

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

16 - Morgan T374 - 1961 John Gentleman John L Rotz Jockey.jpg

Citation

Bernard Stanley Morgan, “John L. Rotz,” The Keeneland Library, accessed December 5, 2019, https://keenelandlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/202.

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