In order to win
Crown, a horse must win three races. Only 11 horses in history have won
the Triple Crown. The last Horse to become a Triple Crown Champion was
a horse named "Affirmed" in 1978.
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races is "The Kentucky Derby".
aka: "Run for the Roses"
the longest continuously held sporting event in the United
and one of the most recognizable horse races in the world. First run in
1875 (year Churchill Downs was opened by Col. M Lewis Clark). The
dollar one and a quarter mile event is in its 130th year (2005).
Each year on the first Saturday of May, the Kentucky Derby is held at
Kentucky Church Hill Downs Thoroughbred
track in Louisville, Kentucky. Kentucky
races is "The Preakness Stakes"
aka: "Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown"
The Preakness Stakes was first
1873. The winner is awarded the "Woodlawn Vase" The Woodlawn Vase is
most valuable trophy in American sports and is valued at $1 million
The Preakness Stakes is held 2 weeks after the Kentucky Derby at
Thoroughbred track in
Baltimore, Maryland. Maryland Horse Racing Tracks
three races is "The Belmont Stakes"
aka: "The final Jewel"
race was in 1867. The one and a half mile is the longest of the Triple
Crown Races. Thoroughbred
track "Belmont Park" in
New York (NYC). New York Horse Racing Tracks
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