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Citation
Birth: Apr. 11, 1945, USA
Death: Aug. 8, 1970, USA

Eighth Triple Crown Winner. The 1948 run for the Triple Crown was shrouded in mystery. Jockey Al Snider was to be aboard Citation. He decided to take a vacation two months before the running of the Kentucky Derby to indulge in sport fishing in the Florida Keys. He disappeared never to be seen again setting the stage for the most baffling horse racing mystery of all times. The horse was almost scratched out of respect. However, the mount was given to Eddie Arcaro who guided Citation to easy wins in all three encounters. The 1948 horse of the year, posted a record of nineteen wins and but one loss, this after winning eight of nine as a two year old the previous year. Citation was a product of Calumet Farms, born and trained at the famed facility in Kentucky. He went on too become racing's first millionaire, bankrolling $1,085.750 in purse earnings. However, his career was cut short by tendon problems at age six and he was retired to stud at Calumet farms. Although somewhat a disappointment, Citation did sire Fabius who was a 2nd place finisher in the Kentucky Derby as well as Silver Spoon who won many California stakes including The Santa Anita Derby. He enjoyed a long retirement passing away at age twenty five with burial in Calumet's horse cemetery. (bio by: Donald Greyfield (inactive)) 
 
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 Parents:
   Bull Lea (1935 - 1964)
   Hydroplane2 (1938 - 1948)
 
 Siblings:
   Armed (1941 - 1964)**
   Citation (1945 - 1970)
   Gen. Duke (1954 - 1958)**
   Iron Liege (1954 - 1972)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Calumet Farm Equine Cemetery
Lexington
Fayette County
Kentucky, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Erik Lander
Record added: May 23, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7480175
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Citation
Added by: Donald Greyfield (inactive)
 
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