Kauai King

Title

Kauai King

Subject

Photography of horse sports

Description

Photograph of the American Thoroughbred Kauai King with groom taken at Churchill Downs before the Kentucky Derby on May 8, 1966. Stalls and four parked vehicles are visible.

Kauai King (by Native Dancer out of Sweep In) was foaled at Sagamore Farm in Maryland in 1963. He rose to prominence during his three-year-old season, winning both the 1966 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, with Don Brumfield up for both victories. His racing career was ended on June 27, 1966, when he sustained a ligament injury during the Arlington Classic.

After a career record of 9-2-1 from 16 starts and earnings of $381,397, Kauai King was initially retired to stand at stud at Sagamore Farm before being shipped to stud duty in England between 1971 and 1973. He was then sent to a breeding farm in Japan where he remained until his death in 1989.

Creator

Joel Clyne Meadors

Date

1966-05-08

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 - 1966-05-08 Kauai King at Churchill Downs for Kentucky Derby (2).jpg

Citation

Joel Clyne Meadors, “Kauai King,” The Keeneland Library, accessed September 22, 2018, https://keenelandlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/367.

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