Gladys C. Whitney & Rigan McKinney

Title

Gladys C. Whitney & Rigan McKinney

Subject

Photography of horse sports

Description

Steeplechase jockey Rigan McKinney is pictured in 1938 with Gladys Crosby Whitney, the then wife of Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney.

McKinney rode primarily during the Great Depression years with much success, boasting winning percentages as high as 55% (1936) and 59% (1938). McKinney claimed his first American Grand National in 1931 atop Green Cheese, setting a record that would hold nearly 25 years.

Creator

Charles Christian Cook

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 17947 - Mrs Cornelius Vanderbilt CV Sonny Whitney aka Gladys Crosby Gee Hopkins Whitney Marvel Elliott and Rigan McKinney Steeplechase Jockey (2).jpg

Citation

Charles Christian Cook, “Gladys C. Whitney & Rigan McKinney,” The Keeneland Library, accessed September 30, 2020, https://keenelandlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/260.

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