Awesome Triple Crown Winner Collection (21)
Citation rates as one of the the top three American racehorses of all-time. Included are very rare programs, oversized photographs, and a few select Daily Racing Forms. The programs range from EX to MT with some writing present except for The Kentucky Derby program which is unmarked and superb. Programs: 1) Hialeah, February 2, 1948, won the $5,000 Ground Hog purse under ill-fated Al Snider. 2) Hialeah, February 11, 1948, won the Seminole Handicap under Snider. 3) Kentucky Derby program. 4) Jersey Derby at Garden State Park, May 29, 1948, won shortly before winning the Belmont Stakes and the Triple Crown. 5) Tanforan, December 3, 1948, won the $5,000 Challenge purse. 6) Golden Gate Fields, June 3, 1950, won the Golden Gate Mile. 7) Hollywood Park, July 4, 1951, won American Derby. 8) Hollywood Park, July 14, 1951, won the Hollywood Gold Cup. Oversized Photographs: 1) In winner’s circle after winning Hollywood Gold Cup, from trainer Jimmy Jones collection, 11x13.5". 2) Overhead shot of the finish of the Kentucky Derby, 12x17". 3) After a workout May 12, 1948. Measures 11x14". 4) Entering the stretch in the Preakness, 11x14". 5) The finish of the Preakness, 12x16.5" 6). Another finish of the Preakness (different), 11x14" 7). Presentation of the trophy after the Preakness. 10.5x11". Other Photograph: 1) Beautiful photograph of Citation with Eddie Arcaro up, led by trainer Jimmy Jones to the Winner’s Circle. The writing at the bottom of the matting states he won the Stars & Stripes at Arlington Park and the American Derby at Washington Park. On the right top of the matting, Jones signed and wrote a personal message to Ben Lindheimer, head of the racetrack and to his wife Marge: "More than usual best wishes to my two special friends." The framed photograph is 17x20.75" in NM condition. Daily Racing Forms: 1) 5/15/1948 – Citation, three others seek Preakness. 2) 1/11/1950 – Makes long awaited return. 3) 1/26/1950 – Racing at Santa Anita. 4) 3/4/1950 – Citation & Noor meet again in San Juan Capistrano. 5) 6/6/1950 – Citation story.