Jockey Turner on Stromboli (LOC)

    Bain News Service,, publisher.

    Jockey Turner on Stromboli

    [between ca. 1910 and ca. 1915]

    1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

    Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards.
    Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

    Format: Glass negatives.

    Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

    Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,

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    Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL):

    Call Number: LC-B2- 3485-4

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    1. This photo was invited and added to the Thoroughbred Horse Racing Photographs on Flickr group.

    2. spotboslow (2 months ago | reply)

      Stromboli was a chestnut gelding foaled in 1911, by Fair Play (sire of Man O' War) out of St. Priscilla. He won over 60 races between 1913 & 1918, including numerous major New York stakes races, for owner/breeder August Belmont Sr: li.php

      The jockey was Clarence Turner (1893 - 1957): ey%29

      If this photo was taken the same day as others in this set, this would be right after their win in the 1915 Metropolitan Handicap, a race that is still a fixure at Belmont each May. For their efforts, they took home a winner's purse of $2,325; By contrast, the horse that won this year's Metropolitan Handicap was awarded $450,000.

      Chart for the race can be found here (scroll to race 4): 910s;cc=drf1...

    3. Ryan (LOC P&P) (2 months ago | reply)

      Thank you for your reseach spotboslow. The digital copy of the chart is especially great. We'll add some of that information to the record the next time we update.

    4. spotboslow (2 months ago | reply)

      My pleasure. It's nice when one's stash of "useless knowledge" can be made less useless. :)

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