Whitney & Belmont

Title

Whitney & Belmont

Subject

Photography of horse sports

Description

This photograph features Thoroughbred owners William Collins Whitney (left) and August Belmont II (right). Whitney, in a suit, gloves, and bowler hat, is looking at the camera; while Belmont, in a suit and boater hat, is looking away (toward frame left).

Whitney, financier, political reformer, and Secretary of the Navy under President Cleveland, founded his Thoroughbred breeding operation at Westbury Stable, and he and a group of other investors bought and revitalized Saratoga in 1901.

Belmont founded Belmont Park, served as the first president of the Jockey Club, chaired the New York State Racing Commission, and was one of the founding members of the National Steeplechase Association.

Creator

John C. Hemment

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.2 1322 - William Collins Whitney Owner and August Belmont Jr Owner.tif

Citation

John C. Hemment, “Whitney & Belmont,” The Keeneland Library, accessed December 5, 2019, https://keenelandlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/283.

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