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Triple Crown... Citation thoroughbred racehorse...
Item # 557805
June 12, 1948
LEOMINSTER DAILY ENTERPRISE, Leominster, Massachusetts, June 12, 1948
* Thoroughbred racehorse
* Citation & Belmont Stakes
* Triple Crown try
This 8 page newspaper has a one column headline on page 5: "Citation To Seek Belmont Stakes Win".
He would win the triple crown on this day.
Other news of the day throughout. Light browning with minor spine wear, otherwise in good condition.
source: wikipedia: Citation (April 11, 1945 - August 8, 1970) was the eighth American thoroughbred horse-racing Triple Crown champion, and one of two major North American thoroughbreds (along with Cigar in 1994-96) to win 16 races in a row in major stakes competition.
Owned and bred by Calumet Farm in Lexington, Kentucky, Citation was a bay colt, the son of Bull Lea and the mare, Hydroplane. Trained by Hall of Famer Ben Jones and his son, Hall of Famer Horace A. "Jimmy" Jones, Citation was originally ridden by Al Snider and later by Steve Brooks and Eddie Arcaro.
Category: The 20th Century