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Catalog Number 2016.033.007B
Description Bay Meadows Beer Stein, 1993. Tall and cylindrical stoneware beer stein with cream-colored handle and portraits and names of race horses. The stein has a round and wide base; the diameter tapers towards the rim of the stein. The rim is thicker than the rest of the mug. The stein has many raised stoneware embellishments; along the bottom and just under the rim are a series of raised arch-like ornaments that go around the whole stein. The names of honored horses are emphasized on a raised strip around the top, "Bobby Brocato Rumbo Round Table Gummo Moonrush Imbros" in green lettering, and bottom,"Noor Native Diver Seabisbuit FOREVER CHAMPIONS Citation Determine Tizna" in green and blue lettering, of the stein. The words "BAY MEADOWS / 1993" are featured prominently on the piece of stoneware that protrudes out farther than the rest; out from the sides are two more stoneware embellishments that wrap around almost to the handle. The most notable feature of the beer stein is the illustration, which wraps around the stein but stops just before the handle on both sides. The background of the illustration is a scene of what appears to be a horse race on a track with a large building and glass windows and the bleachers completely filled with spectators. In the forefront, are framed portraits of of three horses. The first, painted right above the words "BAY MEADOWS / 1993," in a blue frame is a dark brown horse wearing red and white blinders and an upside-down triangle with an "H" on its forehead in white. The jockey is also wearing a red and white silks. Below the illustration, on the frame, is written " 19 SEABISCUIT 37." To the right is a green framed portrait featuring a light brown horse, no blinders, and the jockey is wearing red and blue silks. Below the portrait, on the frame, is written "19 CITATION 48." To the left of the middle portrait is another green frame. The horse featured is black with a white crown, no blinders, and the jockey is wearing black and orange silks, The words written below in the frame are "19 DETERMINE 54." On the bottom of the stein is a green circle; written inside, in green, is "This 1993 Limited / Edition Stein, / commissioned / by Bay Meadows, / commemorates some of / the classic Thoroughbred / Champions that competed / in the past at / Bay Meadows."
Object Name Stein
Collection 3D - Food Service Tools & Equipment
Title Bay Meadows Beer Stein, 1993
Date 1993
Creator Bay Meadows Race Course, San Mateo
Role Manufacturer
Inscription Text "* Bobby Brocato * Rumbo * Round Table * Gummo * Moonrush * Imbros *" (painted in green along the top portion of the stein, blue diamonds separate the names, which are indicated here by asterisks); "* Noor * Native Diver * Seabisbuit * FOREVER CHAMPIONS * Citation * Determine * Tizna *"(painted in green along the bottom portion of the stein, blue diamonds separate the names, which are indicated here by asterisks; Forever Champions is written in blue in a larger font than the names); "BAY MEADOWS / 1993" (painted in large blue lettering, the year is smaller and painted in green); " 19 SEABISCUIT 37"(painted in white); "19 CITATION 48"(painted in white); "19 DETERMINE 54" (painted in white); "This 1993 Limited / Edition Stein, / commissioned / by Bay Meadows, / commemorates some of / the classic Thoroughbred / Champions that competed / in the past at / Bay Meadows" (painted in green on the bottom of the stein)
Provenance This 1993 Limited Edition Stein, commissioned by Bay Meadows, commemorates some of the classic Thoroughbred Champions that competed in the past at Bay Meadows.
Notes "A winning streak with few precedents was the centerpiece of Cigar’s career. From late 1994 through mid-1996, he won 16 consecutive races and matched Triple Crown winner Citation’s streak of the late 1940s. But Cigar’s career began slowly. Plagued with various growing pains, he did not race until age three. Trained by Alex Hassinger, Jr., Cigar began his career in California. He won a maiden race in his second start on a dirt course and was then switched to the turf, where he won an allowance race and placed second in the Volante Handicap. At age four, he joined the barn of Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott and moved to New York.

Trainer Bill Mott switched Cigar from turf racing back to dirt, and Cigar’s career caught fire. From late in his four-year-old season onward, he won 17 of his remaining 20 starts. These included many of the best races from coast to coast: the Breeders’ Cup Classic, Jockey Club Gold Cup, two Massachusetts Handicaps, the Hollywood Gold Cup, two Donn Handicaps, a Pimlico Special, Oaklawn Handicap, and the specially-carded Citation Challenge. In 1995, Cigar earned a perfect record of 10 wins in 10 starts, matching Tom Fool’s unbeaten campaign as a champion 4-year-old in 1953. Not surprisingly, Cigar was voted Horse of the Year and champion older male.
In March 1996, Cigar jetted to the Middle East and won the inaugural Dubai World Cup. He then added the Massachusetts Handicap at Suffolk Downs and the Citation Challenge at Arlington Park, both with 130 pounds up. Dare and Go finally ended Cigar’s winning streak in the Pacific Classic at Del Mar. Returning East, Cigar captured the Woodward Stakes but ran a disappointing third in the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Woodbine. It was time for the world’s most famous horse to retire. Race fans celebrated Cigar’s career with a party at Madison Square Garden. Several weeks later he was again honored as Horse of the Year and champion older male. After his stellar racing career, hopes were high that Cigar’s time at stud would be equally impressive. Despite the efforts of leading fertility specialists, Cigar was infertile. He was sent to the Kentucky Horse Park where he resides in the Hall of Champions near fellow Hall of Famer John Henry. Cigar was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2002."[ 10/19/2017]

"In the winter and spring of 1980, as a relatively new racing fan living in Southern California I was confident that I had discovered the certain winner of that year's Kentucky Derby: a colt named Rumbo, who had a few mental quirks but possessed a powerful stretch run.

Rumbo finished second in the Santa Anita Derby and Hollywood Derbies, but I was convinced the extra furlong of the Kentucky Derby would be all this colt would need to get the job done and confirm my brilliance as a handicapper. Besides, Codex, the winner of the two Derbies in Southern California who was trained by a new hotshot from the Quarter horse world named D. Wayne Lukas, wouldn't be in the starting gate at Churchill Downs come the first Saturday in May. His connections didn't think to nominate him to the Derby, and there were no supplemental entries to the race back then.

The field for that year's Run for the Roses didn't seem particularly strong, especially in comparison to the decade that had just ended, one that produced Triple Crown winners Secretariat, Seattle Slew and Affirmed, along with Spectacular Bid, who in my opinion should have won the Triple Crown in 1979.

Rockhill Native was the tepid Derby favorite and reigning 2-year-old champion, but just didn't strike me as a real Derby horse. Besides, he was a gelding, and no gelding had won America's great horserace since Clyde Van Dusen in 1929. Second choice was Plugged Nickle, winner of the Florida Derby and Wood Memorial. It just didn't seem right to me that a horse with that name (and misspelled at that) could join the ranks of Kentucky Derby winners.

In fact, the biggest threat I saw to Rumbo was another California colt, but this one had a girl's name, Jaklin Klugman, the sorta namesake of actor Jack Klugman." [ 10/19/2017]

"Round Table's most significant win as a two-year-old came in October 1956, when he won the Breeders' Futurity Stakes at Keeneland Race Course. On February 9, 1957, Claiborne Farm owner Arthur B. Hancock, Jr. sold Round Table after his second start of the three-year-old season to Oklahoma oilman Travis M. Kerr. The sale agreement included Round Table standing at stud at Claiborne when his racing career was over with Claiborne receiving twenty percent of his breeding income.[2]

Racing at age three, with Kerr having hired William Molter as his trainer, Round Table won the Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland in track record time. He then finished third to Calumet Farm's Iron Liege in the Kentucky Derby, with the heavily favored Bold Ruler finishing 4th. After the Derby, Round Table was shipped back to race in California, where he won eleven consecutive races, several of which later became Grade I stakes races. He was the leading money winner of 1957 and won the first of his three straight U.S. Champion Turf Horse titles.

In 1958, Round Table dominated American Thoroughbred racing. He began the year by capturing the races that are now known as the Strub Series at Santa Anita Park, becoming the first horse to win the Malibu Stakes, the San Fernando Stakes and the Santa Anita Maturity, now the Strub Stakes. He ended the season as the winner of every racing award available to him, including Horse of the Year.[3]

Five years old in 1959, he won 9 of his 14 races and his third Champion Turf Horse title. His lifetime earnings were $1,749,869, and he was the third American Thoroughbred to earn more than a million dollars, after Citation and Nashua. Of his 66 starts, he won 43, placed in 8 and showed in 5, and set or equaled 14 track records during his career, including one world record and two U.S. records." [ 10/19/2017]

"The leading son of successful California sire Fleet Nasrullah at the time of his retirement, Gummo was consistently rated 13 to14 pounds below the best of his crop. He was durable enough to make 21 starts as a 3-year-old but was never the same at 4 and 5, suggesting that his hard campaign took a toll on him. Sent to stud in California, he became a perennial leading sire in the state and succeeded in handing on his branch of the Nasrullah male line to his son Flying Paster.
Race record
34 starts, 11 wins, 5 seconds, 4 thirds, US$239,462
Won California Breeders' Champion Stakes (USA, 7FD, Santa Anita)
Won Bay Meadows Juvenile Championship (USA, 8.5FD, Bay Meadows)
3rd Hollywood Juvenile Championship (1st div) (USA, 6FD, Hollywood Park)
3rd CTBA Sales Stakes (USA, 6FD, Del Mar)
Won Swaps Handicap (USA, 8FD, Arlington Park)
Won Senatorial Stakes (USA, 8FD, Laurel)
2nd Chicagoan Stakes (USA, 9FD, Arlington Park)
2nd Hawthorne Diamond Jubilee Handicap (USA, 8.5FD, Hawthorne)
2nd Labor Day Stakes (USA, 9FD, Detroit)
2nd Kent Stakes (USA, 8.5FD, Delaware Park)
3rd San Vicente Handicap (USA, 7FD, Santa Anita)" [ 10/19/2017}

"At age three Imbros won four stakes races including the 1953 Will Rogers Stakes at Hollywood Park Racetrack. At age four, Imbros had a brilliant campaign. In addition to setting a world record for seven furlongs in winning the 1954 Malibu Sequet Stakes at Santa Anita Park, and equaling the world record for eight and a half furlongs in winning the Californian Stakes at Hollywood Park, on April 24, 1954 Johnny Longden rode him to a new Bay Meadows track record for one mile in winning the Governor Goodwin J. Knight Handicap. One week later on May 1 at the same track, Imbros set another track record of 1? miles while capturing the William P. Kyne Handicap, the first $100,000 stakes race at Bay Meadows Racetrack.[4][5] As well, Imbros twice equaled the Santa Anita Park track record for six furlongs [1] and earned runnerups in the Premiere, Santa Anita, and Lakes And Flowers Handicaps.

Imbros raced at age five with his best results a second-place finish in both the San Antonio and San Carlos Handicaps." [ 10/19/2017]

"Noor raced at ages two to four in England, meeting with modest success, including a third-place finish in Britain's most prestigious race, the Epsom Derby. During the 1949 racing season, he won only one minor race, and his owner sold him to the American Charles S. Howard, famous as the owner of the 1938 U.S. Horse of the Year, Seabiscuit. Howard's trainer, Burley E. Parke, brought Noor to Howard's Ridgewood Ranch in Willits, California, where patience and training transformed the temperamental thoroughbred's style of racing to American standards. Noor made the transition from running on resilient English turf courses to the hard dirt surfaces in the U.S and by 1950, he was the dominant older horse in America, setting three world records and three track records while scoring victories over U.S. Triple Crown champion Citation in four out of their five encounters.

Famous for his come-from-behind stretch drives, in 1950 Noor finished the season with a record of 7-4-1 from his 12 starts. In his three years racing in England, he had earned less than $40,000 in total but in the U.S. in 1950 alone he earned $346,940. Noor twice defeated Assault, making him the first horse to ever defeat two U.S. Triple Crown champions. In capturing the Hollywood Gold Cup, he also beat 1950 U.S. Horse of the Year Hill Prince as well as 1949 Kentucky Derby winner Ponder. Noor's performance in 1950 earned him U.S. Champion Handicap Male Horse honors." [ 10/19/2017]

"The first California-bred to earn $1 million and the winner of 34 stakes races in his seven-year career, Native Diver became one of the most popular and successful geldings in American racing history.

Bred and owned by Mr. and Mrs. Louis K. Shapiro, Native Diver was sired by Imbros out of the Devil Diver mare Fleet Diver. Native Diver won his first three starts as a 2-year-old for trainer M. E. “Buster” Millerick by a combined 23¾ lengths, including his first career stakes start, the El Camino Handicap at Tanforan. The following year, Native Diver set the first of his six track records in the Hillsdale Handicap at Bay Meadows, covering six furlongs in 1:08?.

During his career, Native Diver won six races carrying 130 pounds or more, including three track records under that weight. For three consecutive years, 1965 through 1967, Native Diver won the Hollywood Gold Cup, running it faster each time.

Other notable wins for Native Diver included multiple editions of the San Francisco Mile, San Diego Handicap, Inglewood Handicap, Palos Verdes Handicap, San Carlos Handicap, Albany Handicap and Los Angeles Handicap.

At the age of 8 in 1967, Native Dancer won six stakes races, including the Del Mar Handicap, in which he equaled a track record. However, Native Diver became ill following the race and died of intestinal colic. He was buried at Hollywood Park near the grandstand.

Overall, Native Diver posted a record of 37-7-12 from 81 starts and earned $1,026,500.

When Hollywood Park was closed, Native Diver’s remains were exhumed and moved to Del Mar Racetrack." [ 10/19/2017]

"Seabiscuit became one of thoroughbred racings greatest legends at a time when the sport needed it the most. At age 2 he had raced a record 35 times with only 5 wins to his name. He went on to race 23 more times at the age of 3, capturing 9 of these outings, before he was claimed by Charles and Marcella Howard after winning a claiming race at Saratoga. Then Seabiscuit was in the hands of his new trainer, Tom Smith, an old western cowboy who knew how to communicate with horses like no other." [ 10/19/2017 ]

"Sixty-seven years ago, Citation unleashed the greatest 3-year-old season in Thoroughbred racing. Blessed with genuine speed, staying power and a seemingly endless desire to win, Citation inspired his handler Jimmy Jones to boldly say: "My horse could beat anything with hair on it."

Citation won 19 of 20 races in 1948. He won at every distance, won at ten different tracks, and won in seven different states travelling the countryside in dusty trucks and sweltering rail cars. He won his races by a total of 66 lengths, and swept the Triple Crown races by a total of 17 lengths. The victories in the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes were all part of his 16-race win streak.


Foaled: April 11, 1945

Sire: Bull Lea

Dam: Hydroplane II

Breeder: Calumet Farm

Citation represented the vaunted Calumet Farm and the Jones boys, its private trainers. Natives of Purnell, Missouri, they captured eight Kentucky Derbys, creating a dynasty that has never been matched. Famed trainer Ben Jones, big, beefy and a feared salon brawler, told his son the evening before the 1948 Kentucky Derby: "Jimmy, you can sleep well tonight, and you can take this as gospel: any horse Citation can see, he can catch. And he's got perfect eyesight."

Citation was the product of a splendid bloodlines pairing by Warren Wright's Calumet Farm in the rolling green hills of Fayette County, Ky. Wright matched two relatively undistinguished racehorses. The sire was Bull Lea, who finished a disappointing eighth as a 3-1 second choice in the 1938 Kentucky Derby. Deciding to try a little foreign blood, he purchased Citation's dam, Hydroplane II, from Lord Derby in the spring of 1941.

That was the easy part. But getting her to the United States at the onset of World War II was a dilemma. To avoid wartime torpedoes from a U-boat in the Atlantic, Wright had Hydroplane II shipped via a time-consuming Pacific route. Eventually, Bull Lea and Hydroplane II got together, and on April 11, 1945, they produced a bay colt. Wright sent him as a yearling to the Jones' stable in Florida to learn his racing lessons. Then it was off to Maryland to start racing in 1947.

Proving to be classic material from the start, Citation ran nine times as a two-year-old, scoring eight victories and a runner-up finish to be named champion two-year old. The colt wintered at Hialeah Park where he rattled off four victories in a row. After winning the Flamingo Stakes, Citation's regular jockey, Al Snider, tragically drowned off the Florida coast in a fishing accident. Trainer Jones replaced Snider with Eddie Arcaro, one of Snider's best friends.

Citation and Snider after winning the Flamingo Stakes.
Citation and Snider after winning the Flamingo Stakes. (Hialeah Park photo)
In Arcaro's first ride, Citation finished second to Saggy in the Chesapeake Trail Stakes over a muddy track.

"I could have caught him, "Arcaro declared after the race, "but I wasn't about to burn up that horse for a $8300 pot with all those $100,000 races laying ahead of us."

Five days later the loss was avenged, as Citation won the Chesapeake Stakes whipping Saggy by eleven lengths. He won the Derby Trial a week before the Kentucky Derby, but the buzz at Churchill Downs centered on another Calumet contender, Coaltown, who had smashed the track record in the Blue Grass Stakes the previous week. He was trained by Ben Jones.

On Derby Day an inch of rain fell. It was going to be a sloppy 1 1/4 miles. When the gates sprung open Coaltown rocketed to the lead and at the half mile mark the colt was cruising by six lengths. Then Arcaro signaled Citation, who rolled past his stablemate with ease for a three and a half length victory. Even though the good-natured Jimmy Jones was Citation's trainer, the colt ran in the Derby under Ben Jones' name, allowing him to tie trainer H. J. "Derby Dick" Thompson's record of four Kentucky Derby winners. Arcaro gave the widow of his friend Snider a share of the purse.

When the Preakness rolled around Coaltown took a pass. The Big Cy had the race all to himself, sprinting to the front and cantering to a five and a half length score over Vulcan's Forge. After an eleven length romp in the Jersey Stakes, Citation headed to the Belmont Stakes, his sights set on the final jewel of the Triple Crown.

On June 12 over a fast track at Belmont Park, as Citation rounded the far turn Arcaro clung to the colt's flying mane while they accelerated down the stretch to post an eight length victory over Better Self. Citation tied Count Fleet's stakes record of 2:28 1/5 and became racing's eighth (and Calumet's second) Triple Crown winner.

"Citation was the best ever. He was so fast he scared me," said Arcaro.

Wrote legendary turf writer Joe Palmer in Blood-Horse: “I could not see Arcaro move. But with some slight dropping of the hands, he released the swelling energy of the great racer beneath him. Citation opened away. He was three-sixteenths away but he was home. The Belmont crowd began to roar, before he hit the furlong pole. This observer dropped his glasses, climbed over assorted cameramen, and went downstairs to get into the champagne.”

Citation would win nine more starts in 1948. He won 19 of 20 starts, from six-furlong sprints to 16-furlong marathons. After two years of racing Citation's resume was stunning: 29 starts, 27 victories, two runner-ups and world record earnings of $865,150.

Citation works out at Santa Anita Park.
Citation works out at Santa Anita Park. (Keeneland Library-Cook)
He won 1948 Horse of the Year. But an osselet on his left front ankle and tendon injuries kept him out of racing in 1949. On January 11, 1950, Citation won in his first race in exactly 13 months, taking an allowance race by 1-1/2 lengths to extend his winning streak to a record 16 races.

The five-year-old made eight more starts in 1950, winning once and finishing second the other seven times. The losses included four to the talented Noor, several of them heartbreaking. In the Santa Anita Handicap Citation lost to Noor by 1-1/4 lengths while carrying 132 pounds, 22 more than his vanquisher.

When Warren Wright died in 1950 his will stipulated that the Jones boys keep Citation in training long enough to break the $1 million mark. At the start of the year, Citation had $938,630 in earnings, but his first three starts netted the aging legend just $830.

He ran third twice, then in the Hollywood Premiere Handicap Citation finished out of the money for the first time in his career. On July 14, 1951, Citation went out a winner with a victory in the Hollywood Gold Cup in Inglewood taking him to $1,085,760 and it signaled the end of his racing career.


The losses Citation suffered at the end of his career tarnished his stellar reputation. Still, Citation's 2- and 3-year old accomplishments, arguably the mightiest American racing has ever produced, will probably never be matched.

In 1951 Citation was sent home to his birthplace of Calumet Farm. His stud career never came close to rivaling his racing prowess though he sired a champion filly in Silver Spoon and 1956 Preakness winner and Derby runner-up Fabius.

Citation died on Aug. 8, 1970 at age 25 and was buried near his sire and dam in Calumet's famous horse cemetery. Jimmy Jones' Hall of Fame contemporaries, James Fitzsimmons and Max Hirsch, regarded Citation as the best they had ever seen- and in their early days they had seen Man o' War.

Citation was inducted into the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame in 1959 and was voted #3 in Blood Horse's Top 100 racehorses of the 20th century." [ 10/19/2017]

"n his two-year-old season Determine won prize money which totaled more than double his purchase price. Overall, it was a modest year, but when he turned three, with no break in training from the year before, Determine was always in stakes company and was never out of the money. In more than one race, his small size got him through holes, and his light weight made him nimble in cramped situations.

After Determine won the Santa Anita Derby as well as a few other important West Coast stakes races, Crevolin wanted to send him to Kentucky for the Derby. But his trainer, Wille Molter, with a large stable to manage, was reluctant to take the risk, believing that the race was too hard on a young horse so early in the year. Trainer and owner went back and forth over this decision until Determine made it for them by winning more races. He was flown to Kentucky, and in the space of four days ran in two races. On April 27, 1954, he competed in the Derby Trial, running side by side with Hasty Road in the stretch. Determine matched the much larger Hasty Road stride for stride, although Hasty Road won by a head in a new track record time of 1:35 for the mile.[2] The show horse was eleven lengths back.

On May 1, Determine, who had been flown in from California shortly before the race,[4] was ridden by Ray York in the 1954 Kentucky Derby. He was the second choice of the 100,000 crowd at odds of 4/1 with Correlation, another Californian colt, starting the 3/1 favourite.[3] Right out of the gate, York was almost unseated. Timely Tip, who had won the Arkansas Derby, cut over badly from the outside. In what Churchill Downs describes as one of the roughest Derbys ever run, Determine stayed on his feet, and York stayed in the saddle. Hasty Road was well in the lead, but Determine caught him 1/16 of a mile from the finish and won by a length and a half, becoming the first gray to win the Derby.[2] As the colt had never been entered in the Belmont Stakes there was no hope of completing the Triple Crown, and shortly after the Derby it was announced that Determine would miss the Preakness Stakes, which was won in his absence by Hasty Road. Molter had explained that as Determine was a late foal and had already run nine times in 1954, he did not want to risk over-racing him.[4]

Back in California, Determine was sent out against older horses. Losing a few races, he was found to have an abscessed jaw and was taken out of training. When he came back, he was heavily weighted, which took its toll on him. Even so, he won four stakes races and retired with winnings of almost $600,000." [ 10/19/2017]

" Tizna became the first distaff thoroughbred to win a Santa Anita stakes race while shouldering 132 pounds Sunday, outstnding Miss Tokyo by a nose to win the $43,800 San Gorgonio Handicap. Tizna, a 7-year-old Chileanbred mare, chalked up her third consecutive stakes victory with the win She raced the D/k-mile turf course in 1:47 1-5.
Charger’s Star finished third, a length and threequarters back of the first pair. The victory gave Tizna the distinction of being the first horse of her sex to win under an impost unique to her sex and becoming only the second horse to succeed in a Santa Anita stakes carrying 132 pounds. Round Table, the colt who was the U.S. Horse of the Year in 1958, won the San Marcos Handicap on the turf carrying the 132 pounds in 1959. Tizna, ridden by jockey Fernando Alvarez, increased her American earnings to $559,968. Tizna paid $5.80, $3.4(1 and $2.40 while Miss Tokyo returned $4.40 and $2.80 and Charger’s Star paid $2.60 to show, Tizna got the lead in the home stretch and managed to
remain in front despite a determined bid by Miss Tokyo. She tired visibly in the last sixteenth of a mile, but managed to hold off Miss Toyko by a nose at the wire. Henry Moreno trains Tizna, who last year won six of 20 starts. Her two most recent efforts were victories in the California Jockey Club Handicap at Bay Meadows and the Ladies Handicap at Aqueduct." [ 10/19/2017]
Dimensions H-6.75 W-4.125 inches
Dimension Details 6.75 x 4.125 (width measured from base, width of the rim is 3 ins).
Search Terms Bay Meadows
Bay Meadows Race Track
Bobby Brocato, racehorse
Native Diver
Round Table
Subjects Commemoration
Horse racing
Racetracks (Horse racing)