Triple Crown Winners

The Triple Crown is a series of three thoroughbred horse races for three-year-old horses, which take place in May and early June of each year.  The Triple Crown of horse racing is considered one of the most difficult accomplishments in horse racing, and possibly all of sports championships.  The grueling schedule requires a three year old horse to win the Kentucky Derby, then two weeks later win the Preakness Stakes, and then three weeks later win the Belmont Stakes.  In all of racing history, only twelve horses have achieved the Triple Crown:

YearHorse
1919Sir Barton
1930Gallant Fox
1935Omaha
1937War Admiral
1941Whirlaway
1943Count Fleet
1946Assault
1948Citation
1973Secretariat
1977Seattle Slew
1978Affirmed
2015American Pharoah
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