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Citation

Citation became the 8th Triple Crown winner in 1948 and it would be 25 years until Secretariat became the 9th. He was the first equine millionaire in 1951 with 45 starts, 32 wins, 10 seconds, 2 thirds, and $1,085,760 in earnings. Below is a montage of images from his long career along with some links to historical information about him and a few more photos.

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Citation as a two year old at Pimlico with Al Snider up. The trophy is from his victory in the Pimlico Futurity.


The statue of Citation at Hialeah Park and his trophy for winning the 1948 Flamingo Stakes.


A postcard image of Citation in the Kentucky Derby winner's circle with Eddie Arcaro up along with his trophy.


Citation in the Preakness winner's circle with Eddie Arcaro up along with his trophy.


Portrait of Citation on the farm from the Calumet collection in the International Museum of the Horse


Postcard of Citation as a stallion at Calumet Farm


Special Touch winning the 1951 Hollywood Premiere Handicap with Citation in 5th. This race was when he was on the comeback trail trying to get past the $1 million mark in earnings.


Editorial cartoon by Williard Mullin courtesy of the Illustration House. This dates from the start of his comeback with the goal of becoming the first equine millionaire. A goal which he acheived by the end of 1951 when he was retired finally.

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