Triple Crown
of 1948
1947 1949

May 1, 1948 KENTUCKY DERBY1 1/4 miles
Time: 2:05 2/5 track sloppy$83,400 to winner
runner desc pedigree odds
1stCITATION b.c.Bull Lea -- Hydroplane II x Hyperion (GB)0.40 (a)
2ndCOALTOWN b.c.Bull Lea -- Easy Lass x Blenheim II (GB)0.40 (a)
3rdMY REQUEST ch.c.Requested -- Sugapud x Sickle 3.80
4th BILLINGS ch.c.Mahmoud -- Native Gal x Sir Gallahad III 14.70
5th GRANDPERE b.c.Beau Pere -- Brave Bird x Heroic 17.80
6th ESCADRU ch.c.Challenger II -- Escalade x Sir Gallahad III 7.10

MARGINS: 3 1/2 - 3 - 1 1/2


May 15, 1948 PREAKNESS STAKES1 3/16 miles
Time: 2:02 2/5 track heavy$91,870 to winner
runner desc pedigree odds
1stCITATION b.c.Bull Lea -- Hydroplane II x Hyperion (GB)0.10
2ndVULCAN'S FORGE ch.c.Mahmoud -- Burning Bright x Whichone 30.00
3rdBOVARD b.c.Bahram -- Knight's Nurse x Bright Knight 9.30
4th BETTER SELF b.c.Bimelech -- Bee Mac x War Admiral 12.60

MARGINS: 5 1/2 - 3 1/2 - neck


June 12, 1948 BELMONT STAKES1 1/2 miles
Time: 2:28 1/5 track fast$77,700 to winner
runner desc pedigree odds
1stCITATION b.c.Bull Lea -- Hydroplane II x Hyperion (GB)0.20
2ndBETTER SELF b.c.Bimelech -- Bee Mac x War Admiral 12.50 (a)
3rdESCADRU ch.c.Challenger II -- Escalade x Sir Gallahad III 6.85
4th VULCAN'S FORGE ch.c.Mahmoud -- Burning Bright x Whichone 15.10
5th GASPARILLA ch.c.Diavolo -- Headtide x Head Play 12.50 (a)
6th SALMAGUNDI b.c.Hash -- Manatella x The Satrap 22.45
7th GOLDEN LIGHT ch.c.Gallant Fox -- Valkyr x Man o' War 82.50
8th FARAWAY ch.g. War Relic -- Artifice x Light Brigade 28.10

MARGINS: 8 - 1/2 - 5


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