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Kentucky Derby 1968: Two Winners, Two Losers

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Kentucky Derby 1968: Two Winners, Two Losers

Dancer's Image crosses the wire first in the 1968 Kentucky Derby, with Forward Pass in second to the inside of Francie's Hat. Dancer's Image and Forward Pass broke out of the starting gate for the 1968 Kentucky Derby at 4:40 pm on May 4, 1968, with Forward Pass being declared the winner almost five years later. It was the one and only incidence of the winner of the Derby being disqualified, and the legal ordeal left winner, loser, and fan alike with a bitter memory. The handsome gray Dancer's Image, a son of the legendary Native Dancer whose lone loss came in the 1953...

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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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