But his enduring fame rested on his exploits as the rider on John D. It had rained before the race, and again Citation went off on a sloppy track.
Records 1: It was his first event in about 10 months, and he finished third. Joe Brown 37. His only loss of the year was one for the ages, when 100-1 shot Jim Dandy upset the field in the Travers Stakes.
Written By: There was a problem with your submission. His family settled in Canada, and Longden and his father worked in mines in Alberta until, at the age of 20, he decided to become a jockey. Seimone Augustus 39.
View all New York Times newsletters. Slowest winning time in Preakness history, run by Buddhist in 1889. Citation started 1948 in high style with four impressive wins at the Hialeah Park racetrack in Florida, which were notable because he bested horses out of his age division so early in his third year.
Longden led the nation in races won or purse money earned five times and was named to thoroughbred racing's Hall of Fame in 1958.
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