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"Citation", Kentucky Derby Winner 1948

Citation, Kentucky Derby Winner 1948 Lexington Horse Racing
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Stock #: 408322
Type: Postcard
Era: Linen
City: Lexington
State: Kentucky (KY)
County: Fayette
Publisher: Curt Teich & Co.
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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One of the greatest race horses of all time. Bred and raised at Calumet Farm, Citation, one of the all time greats in turf history, is a Ch. c. (1945) by Bull Lea-Hydroplane II, by Hyperion. He was best 2 year old of 1947, best 3 year old, 3 year old colt, handicap horse and horse of the year, 1948. 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 in 1948. In Sept. 1951 he came home to Calumet Farm and was retired to stud. Citation, world leading money winner, earned a total of $1,085,760