WAY IT WAS: CITATION and SECRETARIAT'S TRIPLE CROWN w/BONUS FOOTAGE
Both horses' Triple Crown races are shown from start to finish IN THEIR ENTIRETY and both jockeys offer fascinating opinions and insights of their Triple Crown rides and horses, and basically, re-live these golden moments for the viewing audience. There is rare, pre-race footage of CITATION and his stable mate, COALTOWN, in their 1948 Kentucky Derby.
A very interesting program to watch and a great bit of history to add to your collection...the question still rages on...who was the better horse?? A must-see AND HAVE for every serious SECRETARIAT/CITATION fan and for those just intrigued by the comparison of these two racing icons.
AS AN ADDED BONUS...Four priceless segments on CITATION are included after the running of the main feature:
1) A very rare and lengthy feature that aired on CBS News', "Sunday Morning", that brought up the comparison of the two greatest Triple Crown Winners, CITATION and SECRETARIAT; invaluable, treasured vintage footage of CITATION from racing's golden age is shown throughout as is generous footage of SECRETARIAT retired at Claiborne Farm and also of his racing feats. The connections of both horses look back and share cherished memories of their involvement with these two legendary racing icons and also acknowledge each other's great and legendary champions and give accolades. But in the end...Penny Tweedy (SECRETARIAT's owner) responds, "SECRETARIAT stands alone", and JIMMY JONES (CITATION's trainer) firmly holds strong to his belief that, "no horse can compare to CITATION...he ran any distance, on any track, in any weather, and at any time could take on ANY horse...PERIOD!"
2) CIGAR, the 1995 and 1996 Horse-of-the-Year, attempts to tie CITATION's 16-straight win streak in the 1996 Citation/Arlington Challenge at Arlington Park; CITATION's trainer JIMMY JONES is in attendace at age 89 and still holds firm that CITATION is STILL the best horse that ever ran and that CIGAR would have to prove a lot more than this to convince him of his greatness. JONES also stated, "...that the horses CIGAR has run against don't compare in the least to those that CITATION had to brawl with and... it's impossible to compare two horses from two different eras...separated by nearly half a century."
3) The death of JIMMY JONES, CITATION's trainer, makes its way through the racing world...he was in poor health the past few months and died at the ripe old age of 96-years-old in his homestate of Missouri.
4) "BEN JONES: MONARCHS OF THE TURF" - a near-extinct instant classic mini-documentary production on the life of trainer, BEN JONES, with extra rare film footage of many of his stable stars: WHIRLAWAY (1941 Triple Crown winner), PENSIVE (1944 Kentucky Derby winner), the super filly TWILIGHT TEAR (1944 Horse of the Year ) and CITATION (1948 Triple Crown winner).
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|Category:||U.S. & Canadian Flat Racing|