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Tony Leonard's Mares and Foals for Mother's Day

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Tony Leonard's Mares and Foals for Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there! Here are some vintage Tony Leonard pictures of some special mothers and their foals. Won't Tell You, May 25, 1980. Tony Leonard photo. Won't Tell You, dam of the 1978 Triple Crown winner Affirmed, on May 25, 1980. At her side is an eight-day-old Exclusive Native colt later named Silent Fox. The full brother to Affirmed went on to be a Grade 1-placed winner and a sire for his breeder, E. C. Johnston, Jr. Secrettame. Tony Leonard photo. Secretariat's stakes-winning daughter Secrettame romping on the Mare Haven Farm of her owners and breeders, Dr....

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Citation, Kentucky Derby Winner, Among Calumet's Finest

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Citation, Kentucky Derby Winner, Among Calumet's Finest

In the process of archiving Tony Leonard's collection of photographs, we've come across more than a few pleasant surprises. While we expected--and found--a myriad of photos of the three Triple Crown winners of the 1970s, we didn't know Tony had also captured the 1948 winner Citation on film. Taken as Citation's stud career was winding down and Tony's photography career was just beginning, the photo is a head study of the great Calumet color bearer. Photo Credit: Tony Leonard, 1968 It is a timely find as 66 years ago this week Citation won not only the 1948 Kentucky Derby, but also the Derby Trial Stakes on the...

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