Citation at Churchill Downs


Citation at Churchill Downs


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Photograph of American Thoroughbred Citation with jockey Eddie Arcaro up taken after their 1948 Kentucky Derby win. They are pictured with Calumet trainer Ben Jones and his son, Horace A. 'Jimmy' Jones.

The Calumet Farm legend claimed the Triple Crown in 1948. In that same year, Citation was awarded U.S. Champion Three-Year-Old Colt, DRF Champion Male Handicap Horse, and U.S. Horse of the Year. He was inducted into the U.S. Racing Hall of Fame in 1959.

Arcaro, known as “The Master” of U.S. Thoroughbred racing, ascended to the country’s premier jockey status for much of the mid-20th century. He claimed a record 17 wins in Triple Crown races during his 30-year career, boasting two Triple Crown wins aboard Whirlaway (1941) and Citation (1948). He led the country in earnings in 1940, 1942, 1948, 1950, 1952, and 1955. Upon his retirement in 1961, Arcaro had run in 24,092 races, with 4,779 wins and earnings that exceeded $30 million. He remains the only jockey to have ever claimed more than one Triple Crown win.


Bernard Stanley Morgan




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