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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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