Citation Now Only 7,290 Off Million Mark, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-16


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Citation Now Only 7,290 Off Million Mark L HOLLYWOOD PARK, Inglewood, Calif., June 15.— Calumet Farms Citation was ,250 nearer his million-dollar goal and now has only 7,290 to go to attain that objective as a result of his victory here Thursday in the Century Handicap at one mile. His present bankroll amounts to 52,710, and the workmanlike fashion in- which he scored his Century -victory gave rise to speculation that he will be working on his second million before he leaves here at the close of the Hollywood Park season. % In winning the Century, which marked his first victory since he created a p new worlds record of 1:33% at Golden Gate Fields on June 3 a year ago, turned - the tables on one of his most recent conquerors, A. J. Crevolins Be Fleet. The 7 latter beat the Calumet star in the Argonaut Handicap at a mile and a sixteenth on Memorial Day, but Thursday Citation led this opponent under the wire by a £ half length. Citations time for the eight furlongs was 1:35%, which is two- 2 fifths of a second off the track record. Citation carried 120 pounds to 123 for C JBe Fleet. Citation followed the pacemaking Sir Butch and Be Fleet to the second turn C and then raced around them into the lead approaching the final quarter. From 5 that point on he was not headed. He shook off Sir Butch just inside the last r furlong and then successfully withstood the challenge of Be Fleet. Sturdy One / came along to take third honors, with Sir Butch next. Belin was the only other starter. |Z Citation is expected to make his next start in the 5,000 Inglewood Handi- 7 cap, another run of a mile and a sixteenth scheduled for a week from tomorrow, Sj and he also may compete in the 0,000 American, at a mile and a furlong, Z, before making his run at the 00,000 which is guaranteed to the winner of the mile and a quarter Hollywood Gold Cup on July 14/ J: Discussing the possibility of Citations racing in Chicago, Jimmy Jones 2 observed that if the horse is still good after his Cup engagement, there would n be no point in immediately retiring him to stud since the breeding season would be over by that time. °

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