Will There Be A Triple Crown Winner This Year

Dated: 05/10/2014

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Each year there are 3 horse races that comprise the “Triple Crown”. On May 3rd California Chrome easily won the first leg, The Kentucky Derby. The host city is Louisville. Hats are the fashion statement & the Mint Julep the drink of choice. The race is also known as the Run for the Roses as the winning horse in blanketed in them.  
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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