|Collection||H.A. "Jimmy" Jones Collection|
|Title||Jimmy Jones 1948 Triple Crown Trophy|
This is the Triple Crown Trophy awarded to Jimmy Jones for training Citation in 1948. The trophy consists of two-tiered triangles made of sterling silver and gold pellets or balls in between. Each side lists the conditions and winning team for all three races: the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes. On the base, each side is embroidered with a symbol of three crowns. There are two ribbons on the middle crown. Below the crown symbol is a horse and jockey and the initials "TRA (Thoroughbred Racing Association)".
Jimmy's father, Ben Jones, is listed as the trainer for the Kentucky Derby. Jimmy entered Citation in his father's name for the Kentucky Derby so Ben could tie Herbert "Derby Dick" Thompson as winningest Kentucky Derby trainer with four victories. Ben would eventually win the Derby two more times to solidfy his place as the leading trainer in Kentucky Derby history.
Each side inscribed with different information:
First side: "Kentucky Derby/Churchill Downs/74th running/May 1st 1948/1 1/4 miles/Time 2:05 2/5/won by/Citation/b.c. 1945/by/Bull Lea-Hydroplane II/owned and bred by Calumet Farm/Trainer: B.A. Jones/Jockey: Eddie Arcaro"
Second Side: "Preakness Stakes/Pimlico/72nd running/May 15th 1998/1 3/16 miles/Time 2:02 3/5/won by/Citation/b.c. 1945/by/Bull Lea-Hydroplane II/owned and bred by Calumet Farm/Trainer: H.A. Jones/Jockey: Eddie Arcaro"
Third side: "Belmont Stakes/Belmont Park/80th running/June 12 1948/1 1/2 miles/Time 2:28 1/5/won by/Citation/b.c. 1945/by/Bull Lea-Hydroplane II/owned and bred by/Calumet Farm/Trainer: H.A. Jones/Jockey: Eddie Arcaro"