Collections Connections

  • Audience: Ages 8 and up

Collections Connections uses objects from the Museum's collections to connect youths to the horses, people, and places of the sport's past and present. Virtual series segments, designed for learners ages 8 and up, spotlight myriad stories from the rich history of thoroughbred racing. 

Episode 1: Dec. 7, 2021 — 1927 Jockey Club Gold Cup Trophy 

1927 Jockey Club Gold Cup (Museum Collection)

About: This Collections Connections segment spotlights Hall of Fame jockey Earl Sande and Triple Crown winner and Hall of Famer Gallant Fox.
Click here for video: Collections Connections - 1927 Jockey Club Gold Cup Trophy - YouTube

Episode 2: Dec. 21, 2021 — Citation 1948 Belmont Stakes Horseshoe

Citation 1948 Belmont Stakes horseshoe (Museum Collection)

About: This Collections Connections segment spotlights Hall of Fame trainer Horace A. “Jimmy” Jones and Hall of Fame Triple Crown winner Citation. 
Click here for video: Collections Connections - Citation 1948 Belmont Stakes shoe - YouTube

Episode 3: Jan. 4, 2022 — Hamburg, by Henry Stull

Hamburg, by Henry Stull (Museum Collection)

About: This Collections Connections episode highlights Hall of Fame trainer John E. Madden and Hall of Fame racehorse Hamburg. 
Click here for video: Collections Connections - Henry Stull's Hamburg - YouTube

Episode 4: Jan. 18, 2022 — War Admiral's 1937 Triple Crown Trophy 

War Admiral's 1937 Triple Crown Trophy (Museum Collection)

About: This Collections Connections episode spotlights Hall of Fame jockey Charles Kurtsinger and Hall of Fame Triple Crown winner War Admiral. 
Click here for video: Collections Connections - War Admiral's 1937 Triple Crown Trophy - YouTube

Episode 5: Feb. 1, 2022 — "The Great $10,000 Match Race" by Henry Stull

"The Great $10,000 Match Race," by Henry Stull (Museum Collection

About: This Collections Connections episode spotlights Hall of Fame jockey Isaac Burns Murphy and Hall of Fame horse Salvator. 
Click here for video: Collections Connections - "The $10,000 Match Race" by Henry Stull - YouTube

Episode 6: Feb. 15, 2022 — Isaac Burns Murphy

Bruce Mundy of Phoenix Rising Lex (Roda Ferraro)

About: Our previous Collections Connections episode spotlighted Hall of Fame jockey Isaac Burns Murphy. In this episode, we meet with Bruce Mundy of Phoenix Rising Lex in the Isaac Murphy Memorial Art Garden in Lexington, Kentucky, to learn more about Murphy's life and impact. 
Click here for video: Collections Connections - Isaac Burns Murphy - YouTube

Episode 7: March 1, 2022 — Charles Town Race Course Program 

Charles Town program and Barbara Jo Rubin (Museum Collection)

About: This Collections Connections episode spotlights jockey Barbara Jo Rubin.
Click here for video: Collections Connections - Barbara Jo Rubin - YouTube

Episode 8: March 15, 2022 — July 31, 1972 Sports Illustrated

Robyn Smith, Sports Illustrated, 1972

About: This Collections Connections episode spotlights jockey Robyn Smith.
Click here for video: Collections Connections - Robyn Smith - YouTube

Episode 9: March 29, 2022 — Julie Krone's Saddle

Julie Krone's saddle (Roda Ferraro)

About: This Collections Connections episode spotlights Hall of Fame jockey Julie Krone.
Click here for video: Collections Connections - Julie Krone - YouTube

Episode 10: April 12, 2022 — 1972 Jockey Club Gold Cup Program  

1972 Jockey Club Gold Cup program and Frank "Pancho" Martin

About: This Collections Connections episode features highlights from Hall of Fame trainer Frank Martin’s career. 
Click here for video: Collections Connections - 1972 Jockey Club Gold Cup program - YouTube

Episode 11: April 26, 2022 — 1945 Kentucky Derby Program 

1945 Kentucky Derby program and Ivan Parke

About: This Collections Connections episode spotlights the life and career of Hall of Fame jockey Ivan Parke. 
Click here for video: Collections Connections - Ivan Parke - YouTube

Episode 12: May 10, 2022 — 1922 Saratoga Cup Trophy

1922 Saratoga Cup (Roda Ferraro)

About: This Collections Connections episode features highlights from Hall of Fame jockey Albert Johnson’s life and career.
Click here for video: Collections Connections - Albert Johnson - YouTube

 

 

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