In the days when even the top-flight horses ran often, Citation would go on to win the Derby Trial at Churchill Downs 10 days later, before running off victories in the Derby, Preakness and Belmont. He kept right on winning, 16 races in a row in all, setting a North American record for consecutive victories that still stands, though it was later equaled in 1995-96 by Cigar, who just happened to be born at the Pons family's Country Life Farm on April 18, 1990, turning 23 next week. Other than the defeat to Saggy, Citation won 19 races as a 3-year-old. Though his later career was plagued by injuries, his victory in his last race, the 1951 Hollywood Gold Cup, made him the first horse in history to win $1 million in total purses. He retired with a record of 32 wins, 10 seconds and two thirds in 45 starts, finishing out of the money only once, a fifth place in a six-furlong minor stakes race in California in 1951.