The Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes: A Comprehensive History by Richard SowersThis is the definitive history of thoroughbred racings three premier events, which have never before been explored in such detail. This book gives the history of Americas classic races from the inaugural Belmont Stakes in 1867 through 2013, identifying which equine participants were truly worthy of lasting acclaim and which were one-hit wonders. Perhaps even more compelling are the stories of the men and women who rode, trained, owned, or bred classic winners, including their exploits on the turf and their triumphs and failures in arenas far removed from horse racing.
Triple Crown Fast Facts
The Belmont Stakes is the longest of the three Triple Crown races as well as the oldest. Historically, the betting favorite has won the Belmont Stakes 42 percent of the time 63 of runnings but just three of the last 15 editions featured winning favorites: Justify , American Pharoah and Afleet Alex Triple Crown winners own the two largest winning margins in the Belmont. Secretariat won by 31 lengths in and Count Fleet won by 25 lengths 30 years prior. War of Will could become just the 12 th horse to have lost the Kentucky Derby and then gone on to win the Preakness and Belmont if he wins on Saturday. Tapit has sired fathered three of the last five Belmont Stakes winners : Tapwrit , Creator , and Tonalist Owner Juddmonte Farms has raced three horses in the Belmont Stakes and never finished worse than third , including a win with Empire Maker in
Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. Photos: Justify wins Triple Crown. Justify, left, with jockey Mike Smith, crosses the finish line to win the th running of the Belmont Stakes horse race on Saturday, June 9, , in Elmont, New York. Justify became the 13th thoroughbred to win horse racing's Triple Crown, taking first in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes last month. Hide Caption.
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The three races were inaugurated in different years, the last being the Kentucky Derby in These races are now run annually in May and early June of each year. The Triple Crown Trophy , commissioned in but awarded to all previous winners as well as those after , is awarded to a Triple Crown winner. The first winner of all three Triple Crown races was Sir Barton in Some journalists began using the term Triple Crown to refer to the three races as early as , but it was not until Gallant Fox won the three events in that Charles Hatton of the Daily Racing Form put the term into common use. James E.
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The Belmont Stakes was the th running of the Belmont Stakes. It was run on June 7, , and was televised on NBC. California Chrome had a chance to complete the third leg of the Triple Crown after his victories in the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes. Commissioner placed second and Medal Count took third. California Chrome finished in a tie for fourth with Wicked Strong.