1924 Back Gold Tac Pin
This pin honors Black Gold, who won the 1924 Golden Jubilee Derby with jockey John D. Mooney up. Black Gold had won the Derby Trial, making him the clear favorite for the 1924 Derby betting field. Although Black Gold tripped during the race after a check from another horse, he recovered and won over Chilhowee. Black Gold’s win was a fulfillment of a long-time dream of his owner, Ms. Rosa L. Hoots, whose late husband had been permanently banned from racing his horses after a claims race dispute in Mexico. Black Gold’s dam, U-See-It, had also been banned. Some say Black Gold’s Derby win was the fulfillment of Al Hoots’ dying wish. Black Gold’s win was also marked by two historical landmarks: 1924 was the first year “My Old Kentucky Home” was played in the grandstand before the race and the first Derby where the winning owner received a gold cup. Black Gold was bred at the Idle Hour Stud Farm in Lexington, Kentucky and trained by Hanley Webb. In 1989 he was inducted into the U.S. Racing Hall of Fame.
A Kentucky Derby Museum Exclusive.
Pin measures 0.75 X 1”.

Item #002277

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