1941 Whirlaway Tac Pin
$5.00
This pin honors Whirlaway, winner of the 1941 Kentucky Derby and Triple Crown with future U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee and 1938 Derby-winning jockey Eddie Arcaro up. Because of his characteristically unpredictable racing style, six time Derby-winning trainer Ben A. Jones fashioned Whirlaway a special pair of blinkers to keep him from drifting toward the outside of the track. With the help of Arcaro, the blinkers kept Whirlaway on track to clinch the fifth Triple Crown title.
Whirlaway was bred and owned by William Monroe Wright at the legendary Calumet Farm in Lexington, Kentucky, a stud farm that would produce and train eight Kentucky Derby winners and two Triple Crown winners.
In both 1941 and 1942 Whirlaway was named Horse of the year. He is also listed as #26 on Blood-Horse Magazine’s Top 100 Racehorses of the 20th Century and was inducted into the U.S. Racing Hall of Fame in 1959.
A Kentucky Derby Museum Exclusive.
Pin measures 0.75 X 1”.
Exclusive to the Kentucky Derby Museum
Measures 1" by .75"
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