War Admiral & Seabiscuit Match Race

Title

War Admiral & Seabiscuit Match Race

Subject

Photography of horse sports

Description

This photograph, taken on November 1, 1938, from the stands, features the match race between War Admiral & Seabiscuit hosted by Pimlico Race Course.

The match race, often dubbed the 'Match of the Century,' drew roughly 40,000 spectators.

Seabiscuit (George Woolf up) bested War Admiral (Charles Kurtsinger up) by four lengths.

Date

1938-11-01

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

Triangle - 1938-11-01 Pimlico - crowd shot on Match race day between War Admiral and Seabiscuit at Pimlico.jpg

Citation

“War Admiral & Seabiscuit Match Race,” The Keeneland Library, accessed December 13, 2019, https://keenelandlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/341.

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