Citation at Churchill Downs

Title

Citation at Churchill Downs

Subject

Photograph of horse sports

Description

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 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 1958. Upon his retirement in 1961, Arcaro had run in 24,092 races, with 4,779 wins, 3,807 seconds, 3,302 thirds, and earnings that exceeded $30 million. He remains the only jockey to have ever claimed more than one Triple Crown win. 

Creator

Bernard Stanley Morgan

Date

1948-05-01

Rights

This digital resource may be freely searched and displayed. Permission must be received for subsequent distribution in print or electronically. Physical rights are retained by the Keeneland Library. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Format

black and white photograph

Type

still image

Original Format

acetate negative

Files

Morgan A61050 - 1948-05-01 Eddie Arcaro Jockey on Citation at Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.jpg

Citation

Bernard Stanley Morgan, “Citation at Churchill Downs,” The Keeneland Library, accessed September 22, 2018, https://keenelandlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/384.

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