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KENTUCKY DERBY OF 1944, 1949 & 1956: REMEMBERING PENSIVE, PONDER AND NEEDLES | THE VAULT: Horse racing past and present

KENTUCKY DERBY OF 1944, 1949 & 1956: REMEMBERING PENSIVE, PONDER AND NEEDLES | THE VAULT: Horse racing past and present

Affirmed. 1978 Preakness Stakes winner and Triple Crown champion. Jockey: Steve Cauthen. Winning time: 1:54:40

Affirmed. 1978 Preakness Stakes winner and Triple Crown champion. Jockey: Steve Cauthen. Winning time: 1:54:40

Elwood. 1904 Kentucky Derby winner; first winner to be both bred and owned by a woman. Jockey: Shorty Prior. Winning time: 2:08 1/2

Elwood. 1904 Kentucky Derby winner; first winner to be both bred and owned by a woman. Jockey: Shorty Prior. Winning time: 2:08 1/2

Black Gold...buried in the infield at Fairgrounds Field in New Orleans. Read the book by Marguerite Henry at least 50 times.

Black Gold...buried in the infield at Fairgrounds Field in New Orleans. Read the book by Marguerite Henry at least 50 times.

Citation (1945-1970) was the 8th American Triple Crown winner, & one of 3 major North American Thoroughbreds (along with Cigar and Zenyatta) to win at least 16 consecutive races in major stakes race competition. He was the 1st horse in history to win one million dollars. Owned & bred by Calumet Farm in Lexington, KY, Citation was a bay colt by Bull Lea from imported mare Hydroplane (GB), who was by the leading sire Hyperion. Although Citation was bred in KY, his pedigree was largely European

Citation (1945-1970) was the 8th American Triple Crown winner, & one of 3 major North American Thoroughbreds (along with Cigar and Zenyatta) to win at least 16 consecutive races in major stakes race competition. He was the 1st horse in history to win one million dollars. Owned & bred by Calumet Farm in Lexington, KY, Citation was a bay colt by Bull Lea from imported mare Hydroplane (GB), who was by the leading sire Hyperion. Although Citation was bred in KY, his pedigree was largely European

Two weeks after he won the Jersey Stakes, Citation won the 1948 Belmont Stakes and the completion of the Triple Crown.

Two weeks after he won the Jersey Stakes, Citation won the 1948 Belmont Stakes and the completion of the Triple Crown.

The great Cigar, who won a mind boggling 16-race straight races from 1994 to 1996 (including Dubai World Cup and Breeders’ Cup Classic), died at age 24 at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington. 1990-2014.

The great Cigar, who won a mind boggling 16-race straight races from 1994 to 1996 (including Dubai World Cup and Breeders’ Cup Classic), died at age 24 at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington. 1990-2014.

Genuine Risk (1977-2008) Winner of the 1980 Kentucky Derby. She was the second filly to win the Derby and is the only femle to date to place in all three Triple Crown races - she came in 2nd in both the Preakness and Belmont Stakes!

Genuine Risk (1977-2008) Winner of the 1980 Kentucky Derby. She was the second filly to win the Derby and is the only femle to date to place in all three Triple Crown races - she came in 2nd in both the Preakness and Belmont Stakes!

Omaha. 1935 Kentucky Derby winner; Triple Crown winner. Jockey: Willie Saunders. Winning time: 2:05:00

Omaha. 1935 Kentucky Derby winner; Triple Crown winner. Jockey: Willie Saunders. Winning time: 2:05:00

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