The Triple Crown – Kentucky Derby, Preakness, Belmont Stakes

The Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing (although sometimes shortened to Triple Crown, the full name is used to avoid possible confusion with other sports) consists of three races for three-year-old Thoroughbred horses. Winning all three of these Thoroughbred horse races is considered the greatest accomplishment of a Thoroughbred racehorse.

Triple Crown Winners

In the 145-year history only 13 horses have been able to pull off the fete. Justify was the last horse to do it in 2018.

Preakness Stakes

The “Race for the Black-Eyed Susans” is typically run on the third Saturday in May, just two weeks after the Kentucky Derby. This year, the second leg of the Triple Crown is in its 146th running and will take place on May 15, 2020 in Balitmore, Md.

Belmont Stakes

The Belmont Stakes is the final and most demanding leg of the Triple Crown and is held on the first Saturday three weeks after the Preakness Stakes. This year, the Belmont Stakes is in its 153st running and will take place on Saturday, June 4, 2020 at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y.

Past Winners

Year Winners
2018 Justify Jockey: Mike Smith
Trainer: Bob Baffert
Owner: China Horse Club
Head of Plains Partners
Starlight Racing
WinStar Farm
2015 American Pharoah Jockey: Victor Espinoza
Trainer: Bob Baffert
Owner: Ahmed Zayat
1978 Affirmed Jockey: John Loftus
Trainer: H. G. Bedwell
Owner: J. K. L. Ross
1977 Seattle Slew Jockey: Jean Cruguet
Trainer: William Turner Jr.
Owner: Karen L. Taylor
1973 Secretariat Jockey: Ron Turcotte
Trainer: Lucien Laurin
Owner: Laurin Meadow Stable
1948 Citation Jockey: Eddie Arcaro
Trainer: Ben A. Jones
Owner: Calumet Farm
1946 Assault Jockey: Warren Mehrtens
Trainer: Max Hirsch
Owner: King Ranch
1943 Count Fleet Jockey: John Longden
Trainer: Don Cameron
Owner: Mrs. J. D. Hertz
1941 Whirlaway Jockey: Eddie Arcaro
Trainer: Ben A. Jones
Owner: Calumet Farm
1937 War Admiral Jockey: Charley Kurtsinger
Trainer: George Conway
Owner: Samuel D. Riddle
1935 Omaha Jockey: William Saunders
Trainer: James Fitzsimmons
Owner: Belair Stud
1930 Gallant Fox Jockey: Earl Sande
Trainer: James Fitzsimmons
Owner: Belair Stud
1919 Sir Barton Jockey: John Loftus
Trainer: H. G. Bedwell
Owner: J. K. L. Ross