Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
45. "Cy" retired to stud with 45 races, 32 victories, 10 seconds, and two third place finishes. Citation also received an Eclipse Award for "Champion Older Horse" (at age 6). Citation is also a member of the Hall Of Fame. "Cy" , great Citation died at age 25 , on August 8th , 1970, he was buried alongside his sire and dam.
|Of course, Citation was not the Citation of old when he set a world record in Golden Gate Mile Handicap at age 5, and at 6, Citation was the first horse to do what?||Citation: Racing's Greatest Thoroughbred
The first equine millionaire. After winning the Century Handicap, the American Handicap, and his final race: the Hollywood Gold Cup (by 7 lengths) Citation became the first millionaire.
no. With a badly torn tendon and wrenched back, the half-crippled Citation did not race at four years old. He returned at age five. Sadly, even though Citation was half-crippled, he ran at age 5 and 6.
19. Citation went on to win the many races at the age of 3: Seminole Handicap, Everglade Stakes, Flamingo Stakes,Chesapeake Stakes, Derby Trial, Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, Jersey Stakes, Belmont Stakes, Century Handicap, Empire State Gold Cup, Tanforan Handicap, American Handicap, Stars & Stripes Handicap, Jockey Club Gold Cup, American Derby, Pimlico Special, Hollywood Gold Cup, and the Sysonby Mile Stakes. He earned the Eclipse Award for Horse of The Year, Outstanding 3-year old colt, and Top Handicap Horse.
8. Despite falling to his knees out of the gate, Citation went on the win by 8 lengths. He also tied the record.
He tied the stakes record and won by 6 lengths. Citation easily dominated the Prakness Stakes by a whopping 6 lengths, and tied the Stakes record. Only 3 horses dared to challenge him.
yes. Citation galloped through the slop to a 4 length victory, "ears pricked, looking for more horses to run down", to defeat his unbeaten stable mate, Coaltown.
Seminole Handicap, Everglade Stakes, Flamingo Stakes, Chesapeake Trial, Chesapeake Stakes, Derby Trial. Citation did run in the Seminole Handicap, Everglade Stakes, Flamingo Stakes, Chesapeake Trial, Chesapeake Stakes, Derby Trial. He won all but the Chesapeake Trial. It was Eddie Arcaro's first ride on him and he was not used to him.
He beat the last year's Horse of the Year. In a 6-Furlong Allowance at Hialeah, Citation womped the previous year's Horse of the Year, Armed.
yes. After Citation's dominating wins in Belmont's Futurity Trial, Futurity, the Pimlico Futurity, and the Belmont Futurity, he was the easy victor for champion 2-year old colt honors.
His jockey purposely held him back. Citation's owner wanted a big 1-2-3 finish in the Washington Park Futurity, so he entered Citation, Bewitch, and Free America. His trainer said to let Bewitch win no matter what, and Citation's jockey held him back so Bewitch would remain unbeaten.
April 22, 1947: 1st. Citation made his debut on April 22, 1947, at Havre de Grace in a 4 1/2 furlong Maiden Sprint. He followed this with 4 consecutive races, including a record breaking performace in a 5 furlong sprint on July 24, 1947.
Big Cy. Big Cy was Citation's nickname from the beginning, he also was simply called 'Cy'.
April 11, 1945. Citation was born on April 11, 1945 at Calument Farms in Kentucky. His sire was Bull Lea, and his dam was Hydroplane II.
Bull Lea. Bull Lea was picked up at the Saratoga Sales cheap, and was one of the top sires of his era.