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Will There Be A Triple Crown Winner This Year
The next leg is The Preakness Stakes. This year’s race will be held on May 17th. Baltimore, MD is the host city. This is the shortest of the three races. The winning horse gets blanketed in Black-Eyed Susans.
The final leg is The Belmont Stakes. The race is set for June7th. This is the longest race of the three at a mile and a half long. A real test for the horse that is able to win the first two races. Host city is Elmont, NY. The winning horse here gets a blanket of Carnations.
There have only been 11 horses able to win all three races. Do you remember them all?
The years that horses have won are: 1919, 1930, 1935, 1937, 1941, 1943, 1946, 1948, 1973, 1977 & 1978.
The winning horses (not in order): Secretariat, Seattle Slew, Citation, Affirmed, War Admiral, Omaha, Sir Barton, Assault, Count Fleet, Whirlaway & Gallant Fox.
Did you match the horse to the year? Visit www.triplecrownraces.com for the correct order. You can read more information there as well.
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