Whirlaway

Title

Whirlaway

Subject

Photography of horse sports

Description

This conformation shot of the American Thoroughbred and Hall of Famer Whirlaway was taken at Saratoga during his two-year-old season (1940).

Whirlaway, bred and foaled at Calumet Farm in 1938, was trained by Ben Jones. He was a multiple graded stakes-winning champion that claimed the 1941 Triple Crown victory with Eddie Arcaro up. Whirlaway was the first horse with career winnings that exceeded $500,000, and he boasted a record of 32-15-9 from 60 starts.

Whirlaway won the titles of U.S. Champion Two-Year-Old Colt (1940), U.S. Champion Three-Year-Old Colt (1941), and the 1941 and 1942 Eclipse Awards for Horse of the Year. He was inducted in the U.S. Racing Hall of Fame in 1959.

Creator

Bert Clark Thayer

Date

1940

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

Thayer - Whirlaway as a two year old at Saratoga (2).jpg

Citation

Bert Clark Thayer, “Whirlaway,” The Keeneland Library, accessed October 14, 2019, https://keenelandlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/372.

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