1939 Johnstown Tac Pin
This pin honors Johnstown, winner of the 1939 Kentucky Derby with jockey James Stout up. Johnstown had a rough start, but he drove ahead past the competition to win over Challedon by eight lengths. Although Johnstown would also beat Challedon in the Belmont, he would lose to him in the Preakness, denying him the fifth Triple Crown. He was bred by Arthur B. Hancock at the Claiborne Stud Farm in Paris, Kentucky, owned by William Woodward of Belair Stud in Maryland and trained by Sunny Jim Fitzsimmons. Blood-Horse Magazine lists him as #73 in the Top 100 Racehorses of the 20th Century, and he was inducted into the U.S. Racing Hall of Fame in 1992.
A Kentucky Derby Museum Exclusive.
Pin measures 0.75 X 1”.

Item #006849

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