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A black and white print of a jockey sitting in a saddle of a dark horse with a braided mane and clipped tail. The jockey wears close fitting pants, which button at the knees, high boots, a button-up jacket, and a cap. The track is bound by a rail fence.
Kingston was bred by James R. Keene on the Castleton Stud Farm in Lexington, Kentucky in 1884. His sire was Spendthrift and his dam was Kapanga. Evert Snedecker purchased the horse when he was a yearling and raced him as a two-year old when he raced and defeated Hanover. In 1887 he was bought by the Dwyer brothers, Phil and Mike, for $12,500 because they were already in possession Hanover and hoped to prevent further competitions between the two stallions. Kingston’s training was taken over by Frank McCabe and raced until he was 10, long past the age of retirement. In total, Kingston won 89 races, the most of any thoroughbred in the history of racing, and amounted $140,195 in purse money. Immediately after going to stud, Kingston became the Leading Sire in America in 1900 and 1910. He died on December 6, 1912 and was one of the first horses inducted into the Racing Hall of Fame in 1955.
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Date made
Currier & Ives
place made
United States: New York, New York City
image: 9 1/4 in x 13 1/4 in; 23.495 cm x 33.655 cm
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Harry T. Peters "America on Stone" Lithography Collection
Horse Racing
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Peters Prints
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National Museum of American History
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