The Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum recently presented the Keeneland Library and National Racing Hall of Fame with a digital copy of all the win photos from the racing career of MacKenzie T. Miller for their archives.
Miller gave the Aiken Racing Hall permission several years ago to scan his win photos so there would always be a record of his career wins from his 45 years as a Thoroughbred trainer.
The collection, which took several years to scan and inventory, spans the years from 1950-1995 and includes 1,121 win photos. The purpose of digitizing the photos was not only to have a historical record of Miller's wins, but to make them available for research purposes and "to assist Thoroughbred racing professionals and enthusiasts everywhere," according to a release.
Established in 1939, the Keeneland Library in Lexington is a research/reference library houses more than 15,000 volumes of books and journals, 250,000 photographic negatives, thousands of newspaper articles and 1,500 videocassettes documenting sales and racing at Keeneland and other tracks. Becky Ryder accepted the digital collection on behalf of the Keeneland Library.
The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame was founded in 1950 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., to honor the achievements of American Thoroughbred horses, jockeys, and trainers.