Jimmy Lee

Title

Jimmy Lee

Subject

Photography of horse sports

Description

This portrait of James “Jimmy” Lee was taken in 1908 at the Coney Island Jockey Club in Brooklyn, New York.

Lee, ranked as the country’s second-best rider by wins in 1907, won all six races at Churchill Downs on June 5, 1907 — making Lee the only jockey to have swept a full card of American racing during the early 20th century.

One of Lee’s notable stakes victories was aboard Dorante in the Travers Stakes at Saratoga in 1908.

Creator

John C. Hemment

Date

1908

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

print photograph

Files

Hemment v.6 4557 - 1908 Jimmy Lee Jockey at Coney Island BW smaller (2).jpg

Citation

John C. Hemment, “Jimmy Lee,” The Keeneland Library, accessed September 22, 2020, https://keenelandlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/251.

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