The Offical Triple Crown Trophy
I'm Runnin for The Triple Crown Trophy
Winners of the Coveted Triple Crown Trophy
Year Winner Colour/Color Jockey Trainer Owner Breeder Earnings USD$
2018An image of Justify
ChestnutMike SmithBob BaffertWinStar Farm, LLC (Kenny Troutt), China Horse Club (Ah Khing Teo), Starlight Racing (Jack Wolf, et al.) and Head of Plains Partners, LLC (Sol Kumin)John D. Gunther$ 3,798,000
2015An image of American Pharoah
American Pharoah
BayVictor EspinozaBob BaffertAhmed ZayatZayat Stables, LLC$8,650,300
1978An image of Affirmed
ChestnutSteve CauthenLaz BarreraLouis Wolfson
Harbor View Farm
Louis Wolfson
Harbor View Farm
$ 2,393,818
1977An image of Seattle Slew
Seattle Slew
BrownJean CruguetWilliam H. Turner, Jr.Karen L. TaylorBen S. Castleman$ 1,208,726
1973An image of Secretariat
ChestnutRon TurcotteLucien LaurinPenny Chenery
Meadow Stable
Christopher Chenery
Meadow Stud
$ 1,316,808
1948An image of Citation
BayEddie ArcaroHorace A. JonesCalumet FarmCalumet Farm$ 1,085,760
1946An image of Assault
ChestnutWarren MehrtensMax HirschKing RanchKing Ranch$ 675,470
1943An image of Count Fleet
Count Fleet
BrownJohnny LongdenGregory D. CameronJohn D. &
Fannie Hertz
John D. &
Fannie Hertz
$ 250,300
1941An image of Whirlaway
ChestnutEddie ArcaroBen A. JonesCalumet FarmCalumet Farm$ 561,161
1937An image of War Admiral
War Admiral
BrownCharley KurtsingerGeorge H. ConwaySamuel D. RiddleSamuel D. Riddle$ 273,240
1935An image of Omaha
ChestnutWillie SaundersJames E. FitzsimmonsBelair StudBelair Stud$ 154,755
1930An image of Gallant Fox
Gallant Fox
BayEarl SandeJames E. FitzsimmonsBelair StudBelair Stud$ 328,165
1919An image of Sir Barton
Sir Barton
ChestnutJohnny LoftusH. Guy Bedwell**‡** J. K. L. RossJohn E. Madden$ 116,857

**‡** {John Kenneth Leveson Ross}

     The Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing (sometimes shortened to Triple Crown, or The 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.

     Different nations where thoroughbred racing is popular, have their own Triple Crown series. In recent years, winning a Triple Crown has become a very rare achievement, with most horses specializing on a limited range of distances.

     In the United States, the three races that compose the Triple Crown are:
  1. The Kentucky Derby, run over 1 and 1/4 miles (2.01 km) dirt track at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky;
  2. The Preakness Stakes, run over 1 and 3/16 miles (1.91 km) dirt track at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland;
  3. The Belmont Stakes, run over 1 and 1/2 miles (2.41 km), the longest dirt track in thoroughbred racing, at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York.
     No horse has won the U.S. Triple Crown since Affirmed in 1978. I can not say that now -
Today 06.06.2015 in front of a capped crowd of 90.000 people a horse named { American Pharoah } with a commanding lead of 5 1/2 furlongs with an official time of 2:26.65 was the first horse to win the Triple Crown in 37 years.

The Triple Crown Trophy is very distinctive and made of silver.
The Triple Crown trophy has come to represent the pinnacle achievement in horseracing.
Commissioned in 1950 by the Thoroughbred Racing Association, artisans at the world–famous Cartier Jewelry Company were charged with creating more than a trophy, but a true work of art. The result was a three–sided vase, each face equally representing the three jewels of the crown, and beautifully capturing the spirit of horseracing's most sought after, and rarest, honor.

The three sides are engraved with specific information from each of the three races:
  1. The Kentucky Derby
  2. The Preakness Stakes
  3. The Belmont Stakes

Upon completion of the first trophy it was awarded to the 1948 Triple Crown Winner Citation. Each year thereafter, retroactive trophies were presented to the first eight winners of the Triple Crown in reverse order until all of the previous winners or their heirs were awarded.

In addition to the Triple Crown Trophy:
Winners of the Kentucky Derby are given the Kentucky Derby Trophy a solid gold trophy worth in excess of: As of 2008, the Trophy was valued at $90,000 in raw materials..
An UPDATE - An educated estimate of the value for the 141st Kentucky Derby trophy is $200,000.

Winners of the Preakness Stakes are presented the Woodlawn Vase in a national TV ceremony and given a solid silver replica worth in excess of $30,000 for permanent possession.
UPDATE: The Solid Sterling Silver reproduction of the trophy valued at $40,000 is given annually to the winning owner to keep permanently.
The appraised value of the Woodlawn Vase is now reported to exceed $4,000,000.00 in replacement value.

Winner of the Belmont Stakes are presented the August Belmont Trophy and given a silver tray for their permanent possession.

Only five colts have been awarded all four trophies in the same year:
  • Secretariat (1973)
  • Seattle Slew (1977)
  • Affirmed (1978)
  • American Pharoah (2015)
  • Justify (2018)

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