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Citation


Trainer:Ben A. Jones
Owner: Calumet Farm
Foaling Date: 1945-04-11
Pedigree: Bull Lea and Hydroplane of Hyperion
Dosage: 12-0-24-6-8
Dosage Index / CD: 1 / 0
Best Beyer Figure:

Notes: Citation is the eighth American Triple Crown champion and one of two major North American thoroughbr eds to capture sixteen winning titles in a row in top-level competitio n. Citation was owned and bred by Calumet Farm in Lexington, Kentucky. It was a bay colt, son of Bull Lea and the mare, Hydroplane . Citation was originally ridden by Al Snider and later by Steve brooks and Eddie Arcaro and was trained by hall of Famer Ben Jones and his son Horace A Jones. At debut he broke the Arlington Park track record at 5 furlongs in his second start. He started 1948 racing season with two victories. By the end of his three-year -old season, Citation had a career record of twenty-sev en victories and two seconds in twenty-nin e starts and was named Horse of the Year. Though injuries kept him out of the race in most of the time of 1949, he returned to racing in the following year 1950 to win his sixteenth race in a row at Santa Anita Park. At six, in 1951, Citation returned to racing field with victories in the Century Handicap, American Handicap and finally in the Hollywood Gold Cup. He was retired after that racing. As a sire at Calumet Farm, he has produced a number of noteworthy offspring including Hall of Fame filly Silver Spoon and 1956 Preakness Stakes winner Fabius.


Facts

Important Racing Wins Futurity Stakes (1947) Pimlico Futurity (1947) Tanforan Handicap (1948) Flamingo Stakes (1948) Kentucky Derby (1948) Preakness Stakes (1948) Belmont Stakes (1948) Stars and Stripes Handicap (1948) Jockey Club Gold Cup (1948) American Derby (1948) Pimlico Special (1948) Hollywood Gold Cup (1950) San Francisco Breeders Cup Mile (1950) American Handicap (1951)
Racing Awards 8th U.S. Triple Crown Champion (1948) U.S. Champion 2-Yr-Old Colt (1947) U.S. Champion 3-Yr-Old Colt (1948) U.S. Horse of the Year (1948) U.S. Champion Older Horse (1951)
Honours United States Racing Hall of Fame (1959) 3 - Top 100 U.S. Racehorses of the 20th Century Life-size statue at Hialeah Park Citation Handicap at Hollywood Park Racetrack Cessna Citation by Cessna Arcraft Co
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