In honor of this week’s Triple Crown winner, American Pharoah, I thought I’d reblog about a very special previous Triple Crown winner.
Two days ago, the Belmont Stakes, the third leg in the Triple Crown of horse racing was held and the results were that we didn’t have a new Triple Crown winner. Hats off anyway to California Chrome for winning the first two parts of the Triple Crown.
There have been 11 Triple Crown winners in history. The famous story of Secretariat captured our hearts in the 2010 Disney film.
On June 9, 1973, with a spectacular victory at the Belmont Stakes, Secretariat becomes the first horse since Citation in 1948 to win America’s coveted Triple Crown–the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness, and the Belmont Stakes. In one of the finest performances in racing history, Secretariat, ridden by Ron Turcotte, completed the 1.5-mile race in 2 minutes and 24 seconds, a dirt-track record…
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