Coaltown

Title

Coaltown

Subject

Photography of horse sports

Description

Conformation photograph of the American Thoroughbred Coaltown taken in April of 1955.

Calumet’s Hall of Famer Coaltown was foaled in 1945. He finished second to his stablemate Citation in the 1948 Kentucky Derby, was named U.S. Champion Sprint Horse that same year, and claimed the titles of Handicap Horse of the Year and Turf & Sport Digest Horse of the Year in 1949.

Trained by Ben A. Jones, Coaltown matched three world records and broke four track records over his four-year racing career (1948 to 1951). He retired to stud with a record of 23-6-3 from 39 starts and earnings of $415,675.

Creator

Joel Clyne Meadors

Date

1955-04-15

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 - 1955-04-15 Coaltown confromation at Calumet (2).jpg

Citation

Joel Clyne Meadors, “Coaltown,” The Keeneland Library, accessed January 27, 2020, https://keenelandlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/357.

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