Benjamin Jones

Title

Benjamin Jones

Subject

Photography of horse sports

Description

This photograph features Hall of Fame racehorse trainer Benjamin Jones on horseback.

Jones, widely regarded as one of the best trainers in the history of racing, claimed his first recorded victory in 1909 in Oklahoma City. After years of growing success, he was hired as head trainer for Woolford Farm in 1932. He won his first Kentucky Derby with Lawrin in 1938 and was subsequently hired by Calumet Farm in 1939.

Jones trained for Calumet for over 20 years, training legends including Whirlaway, Pensive, Citation, Ponder, Hill Gail, Armed, and Twilight Tear.

Jones trained 13 champions over the course of his career, and Calumet led the country in earnings a record 11 times during his tenure.

Creator

Joel Clyne Meadors

Date

1944-04-18

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

acetate negative

Files

Meadors - 1944-04-18 Benjamin Ben Allyn Jones Calumet Trainer on horseback (2).jpg

Citation

Joel Clyne Meadors, “Benjamin Jones,” The Keeneland Library, accessed October 14, 2019, https://keenelandlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/292.

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