Citation, "One of the Greatest Race Horses of All Time"
PAINTING BY FRANKLIN R. VOSS Citation, one of the all-time greats in turf history, is a Ch. c. (1945) by BULL LEA-HYDROPLANE II, by HYPERION. He has earned, through 1948, $865,160, thereby gaining second position on the world's leading money winning list in 2 years of racing. He was Best 2 year old and 2 year old colt of 1947, Best 3 year old, 3 year old colt, handicap horse in 1948, Horse of the year, 1948, and second best sprinter to stablemate COALTOWN. Eighth Triple Crown Winner, only horse ever to win the Belmont Futurity at 2, and/or the Derby Trial as a 3 year old, and the Kentucky Derby. Thru 1948, he had made 29 starts, 21 of which were stakes races, 27 wins, 2 seconds
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