Jimmy Winkfield

Title

Jimmy Winkfield

Subject

Photography of horse sports

Description

This photographic portrait features jockey James "Jimmy" Winkfield.

Winkfield, a native of Chilesburg, Kentucky, won back-to-back Kentucky Derbies in 1901 aboard His Eminence and in 1902 aboard Alan-a-Dale. He was the last African-American to win the Kentucky Derby.

In 1901, Winkfield’s best year in the U.S., he won a documented 220 races. Winkfield began riding internationally in 1904, collecting over 2,500 wins in 30 years.

He was inducted into the U.S. Racing Hall of Fame in 2004.

Creator

Charles Christian Cook

Date

Circa 1900

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

Physical Dimensions

5" x 7"

Files

Cook 13881 - James Winkfield Jockey.jpg

Citation

Charles Christian Cook, “Jimmy Winkfield,” The Keeneland Library, accessed September 22, 2020, https://keenelandlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/248.

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