From the Vault: Jockeys


The Keeneland Library’s newest exhibit, the second in a series featuring the repository’s historic photographs, will open to the public on March 25, 2019, and will run through the fall. 

From the Vault: Jockeys draws from the library’s rich documentary resources, with a focus on U.S. jockeys from the late 1800s to the 1950s. The exhibit showcases the work of early Turf photographers John C. Hemment and Charles Christian Cook, with additional representation from Bert Stanley Morgan and Joel Clyne Meadors. The library’s online exhibit, “Photo Treasures from the Keeneland Library,” provides access to more than 50 other historic images of jockeys in its “People Gallery.” 

Several images were reproduced from one-of-a-kind prints, and many were developed from glass plate negatives that are more than a century old. The featured prints from the Hemment Photograph Collection are among the earliest photographs taken of jockeys in the country.

Click here for the online exhibit,“Photo Treasures from the Keeneland Library"