On This Date In History...
Calumet Farm's Citation defeated stablemate Bewitch by four lengths in the Hollywood Gold Cup on July 14, 1951 as the son of Bull Lea closed out his stellar career. The entry, that also included seventh-place finisher All Blue, was sent off at 7-20 odds in the 10-horse field. In 45 career starts, Citation had 32 wins and 12 placings as he retired as racing's then all-time earnings leader with $1,085,760. Although he never sired a horse that could equal his achievements, Citation was a success at stud. His daughter, Silver Spoon, is in the Hall of Fame and his son Fabius won the 1956 Preakness. As a broodmare sire, Citation sired the dams of 33 stakes winners. Citation died Aug. 8, 1970, at age 25.
by Blood-Horse Staff
Date Posted: 7/14/2000 9:30:30 AM
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