Nashua

Title

Nashua

Subject

Photography of horse sports

Description

Conformation photograph of the American Thoroughbred Nashua taken in December of 1955.

Nashua is typically linked with his rival – the 1955 Kentucky Derby winner, Swaps. Although Nashua claimed both the Belmont and Preakness Stakes in 1955, his possibility for a Triple Crown title was upset by Swaps’ Derby victory. Nashua won the seminal match race against Swaps later that year.

Nashua held the title of U.S. Champion Two-Year-Old Colt in 1954 and was named U.S. Horse of the Year in 1955. He was owned by Belair Stud during his racing career, but Nashua was later purchased by a Leslie Combs II-led syndicate as the first Thoroughbred sold for over $1 million.

He retired to stud at Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, Kentucky. He lived until the age of 30.

Creator

Joel Clyne Meadors

Date

1955-12-08

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 - 1955-12-08 Nashua (2).jpg

Citation

Joel Clyne Meadors, “Nashua,” The Keeneland Library, accessed July 11, 2020, https://keenelandlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/358.

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