1932 Burgoo King Tac Pin
This pin honors Burgoo King, winner of the 1932 Kentucky Derby against the odds by five lengths with jockey Eugene James up. Burgoo King and Eugene James won both the Derby and the Preakness that year, but were unable to compete in the Belmont due to Burgoo King’s ankle injury sustained in another race. Both Burgoo King and Eugene James were featured in a 1932 Time Magazine article; but Eugene James would tragically drown the next year in Lake Michigan, ending his promising but short career. Burgoo King was bred by H.N. Davis at the Idle Hour Stock Farm in Lexington, Kentucky; he was sired by 1926 Derby winner Bubbling Over. Davis named him Burgoo King after James T. Looney, creator of the Kentucky-created stew “burgoo.” He was later sold to “Colonel” Edward R. Bradley, and trained by future U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee Herbert J. Thomson.
A Kentucky Derby Museum Exclusive.
Pin measures 0.75 X 1”.

Item #006844