Citation - triple-mountain

Citation

Hagen Renaker

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Citation was the first racehorse in history to win over a million dollars in his career.  Born in 1940, the solid bay was amazing right from the start, winning his first race, breaking the Arlington track record (5 furlongs) in his third race, and winning 8 of his nine starts. 

After winning his first four starts in his three-year-old season, his jockey died during a fishing accident and Eddie Arcaro took the reins.  While getting used to each other, they lost their first race together... but it would be Citation's last loss in almost two years!  They went on to win the Kentucky Derby, and Arcaro gave part of his winnings from the race to the widow of Citation's former jockey.  Citation followed the Derby with the Preakness and Belmont, becoming the 8th Triple Crown winner in history.  He raced until age 6, and was retired to stud after breaking the $1 million mark.  He was named 3rd in the list of Top 100 Thoroughbreds of the 20th Century by "Blood Horse" magazine, following Man 'O War and Secretariat.

[Postcard of Citation made for Calumet Farm.  Photo credit Calumet Farm]
 

He was sculpted by Maureen Love, originally for Hagen-Renaker, and later Breyer purchased the rights to make him in plastic, but this is the original version.  This fellow is done in a lovely, smooth gloss finish over rich bay.

 

Size:  Miniature (SM size)

H-R Model #11