Triple Crown


Triple Crown
1. an unofficial title held by a horse that wins the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness, and the Belmont Stakes.
2. a usually unofficial title held by someone who wins three major awards or championships in the same year.

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In U.S. horse racing, an unofficial championship attributed to a Thoroughbred horse that in a single season wins the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes.

First won in 1919 by Sir Barton, it has since been won 10 times, most recently by Secretariat (1973), Seattle Slew (1977), and Affirmed (1978).

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▪ American horse racing
      in U.S. horseracing, an unofficial championship attributed to a horse that in a single season wins the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes.

       Triple Crown championsU.S. Triple Crown championsU.S. A list of U.S. Triple Crown champions is provided in the table.

▪ British horse racing
      in British horseracing, an unofficial championship attributed to a colt or filly that in a single season wins the races known as the Derby, the Saint Leger, and the Two Thousand Guineas.

      In Britain the term Triple Crown is also applied—though far less commonly—to a filly that in a single season wins the Derby, the Saint Leger, and the One Thousand Guineas, the first two races being for both colts and fillies and the last for fillies only.

       Triple Crown championsBritish Triple Crown championsBritish A list of British Triple Crown champions is provided in the table.

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Universalium. 2010.

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