Arcaro at Jamaica

Title

Arcaro at Jamaica

Subject

Photography of horse sports

Description

This photographic portrait features jockey Eddie Arcaro at Jamaica Race Course on April 13, 1948.

Arcaro, known as the “Master” of U.S. racing, ascended to the country’s premier jockey status for much of the mid-20th century.

He claimed a record 17 wins in Triple Crown races during his 30-year career, boasting two Triple Crown wins aboard Whirlaway (1941) and Citation (1948).

Arcaro led the country in earnings in 1940, 1942, 1948, 1950, 1952, and 1955. Upon his retirement in 1961, he had 24,092 mounts, with 4,779 wins and earnings that exceeded $30 million.

Arcaro remains the only jockey to have won more than one Triple Crown. 

Creator

Bernard Stanley Morgan

Date

1948-04-13

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

Physical Dimensions

3.5" x 5"

Files

Morgan A60853 - Arcaro at Jamaica 04.13.1948.jpg

Citation

Bernard Stanley Morgan, “Arcaro at Jamaica,” The Keeneland Library, accessed May 25, 2020, https://keenelandlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/604.

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