William Barrett

Title

William Barrett

Subject

Horse racing in art

Description

Digitized page of the New York Sportsman (January 1883, page 18) featuring jockey William Barrett standing next to a short column holding a riding crop.

Barrett is widely remembered for his association with the legendary 2½-mile match race between Ten Broeck, Tom Ochiltree, and Parole in 1877. Barrett, aboard the gelding Parole, won the race three lengths ahead of Ten Broeck and six lengths ahead of Tom Ochiltree. The U.S. Congress did not convene on the day of the match race to allow its members to attend the much anticipated event at Pimlico with an estimated 20,000 other spectators.

Date

1883-01-03

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

print image

Type

still image

Files

04 - NY Sportsman - 1883-01-03 p 18 - William Barrett Jockey.jpg

Collection

Citation

“William Barrett,” The Keeneland Library, accessed November 22, 2018, https://keenelandlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/239.

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