Citation was the eighth American Triple Crown winner, and one of three major North American Thoroughbreds (along with Cigar and Zenyatta) to win at least 16 consecutive races in major stakes race competition. He was the first horse in history to win one million dollars.
Hyperion (18 April 1930 – 9 December 1960) was a British bred Thoroughbred, a dual classic winner and an outstanding sire. Owned by Edward Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby, Hyperion won £29,509 during his career - a considerable sum at the time. His victories included the Epsom Derby and St. Leger Stakes. He was the most successful British-bred sire of the 20th century and six times champion sire of Great Britain between 1940 and 1954.
War Admiral (1934–1959) American thoroughbred racehorse, the offspring of Man o' War and Brushup. War Admiral was born at Faraway Farm in Lexington, Kentucky, and was owned by Samuel D. Riddle. After 1936, his regular jockey until retirement was Charles Kurtsinger. War Admiral won 21 of his 26 starts, including the Pimlico Special and the U.S. Triple Crown in 1937. In a poll organised by Turf & Sport Digest magazine, he was voted Horse of the Year, beating Seabiscuit by 621 votes to 603.
Brushup, dam of War Admiral. “Her disposition is quiet and amiable. Her head is lovely, and almost Arabian outline, her neck of good length. She is broad-breasted, with shoulders possibly a trifle straight, quarters as round as an apple, there is little slant to her croup and her tail is set on rather high. “From his shoulders back, War Admiral is almost a duplicate of his dam. He is a rich brown and presents his mother’s smooth, shapely, and compact conformation, upon a slightly larger…