Citation

68| Richard Stone Reeves (American, 1910-2005)

Citation

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Signed and Inscribed “Citation, A. Snider Up”

Oil on board, 14" x 16"

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$15000 - $20000



“No three-year-old colt, even Secretariat, has ever impressed me more than Citation, Horse of the Year in 1948. He won twenty-seven starts at two and three and could have won all of his races had his riders used their whips. I always admired his fluid way of moving – he could accelerate with perfect ease from a gallop to full speed in a moment. He was a husky colt, slightly over 16 hands, with excellent conformation and a handsome head, intelligent eyes, and large nostrils. Although he was tough and masculine, his disposition was quite friendly, despite a little playful nipping so typical of young stallions. This painting shows Citation with Albert Snider up, going to the post for the 1948 Flamingo Stakes at Hialeah. The Flamingo was to become Snider’s last ride.”

Richard Stone Reeves, Crown Jewels of Thoroughbred Racing, page 59 Illustrated: Page 59. Crown Jewels of Thoroughbred Racing. Reeves, Richard Stone. The Bloodhorse, Lexington, Kentucky, 1997.

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