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When Citation (1945-1970) retired in mid-1951, he was horseracing's first and, to that point, only millionaire racehorse. Following his 1948 triumphs at the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Belmont in 1948, it would be twenty-five years before another horse (Secreteriat) would again wear the coveted Triple Crown. Citation, by legendary announcer and longtime horseracing insider Phil Georgeff, reveals all about the thoroughbred, his remarkable career, and those in his inner circle. Georgeff delves into Citation's unusual bloodline; the death of his original rider, Al Snider, swept out to sea while fishing off the Florida keys; Citation's stunning 1948 Triple Crown victory; and the ultimate effects of the horse's excessive, aggressive schedule (racing on little rest after traveling cross-country in sweltering vans and railroad boxcars).Based on interviews from those who knew the thoroughbred, including famed jockey Eddie Arcaro and renowned son-and-father trainers Ben A. and Jimmy Jones; Citation is more than merely the biography of a gifted horse. It the full story of the greatest sports figure in the history of horseracing, a champion who won or placed in thirty different contests in his career and whose spirit continue to captivate the American public.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 213) and index.

Synopsis:

Based on interviews from those who knew the thoroughbred, including famed jockey Eddie Arcaro, this book is the full story of the greatest sports figure in the history of horseracing, a champion who won or placed in thirty different contests in his career and whose spirit continues to captivate the American public.

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ISBN:
9780878332922
Foreword:
Trotter, Tommy
Introduction:
Polzin, Elmer
Introduction by:
Polzin, Elmer
Introduction:
Polzin, Elmer
Foreword by:
Trotter, Tommy
Foreword:
Trotter, Tommy
Author:
Georgeff, Phil
Publisher:
Taylor Trade Publishing
Location:
Lanham
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Horse racing
Subject:
Race horses
Subject:
Citation
Subject:
Race horses -- United States.
Subject:
Citation (Race horse)
Subject:
Games-Horse Racing
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 213).
Series Volume:
107-484
Publication Date:
20030331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.44x6.10x.73 in. 1.02 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Based on interviews from those who knew the thoroughbred, including famed jockey Eddie Arcaro, this book is the full story of the greatest sports figure in the history of horseracing, a champion who won or placed in thirty different contests in his career and whose spirit continues to captivate the American public.
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