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  Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing (Triple Crown for short, but the term is also used in other sports, and thus the full name should be used when it could cause confusion) consists of three races for three-year-old thoroughbred horses.
The Canadian Triple Crown consists of the Queen's Plate, held at Woodbine, the Prince of Wales Stakes, held at Fort Erie, and the Breeders' Stakes, held at Woodbine.
Triple Crown of Harness Racing for Trotters
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: John D. Hertz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Thoroughbred horse racing is the main form of horse-racing throughout the world.
In the Blood-Horse magazine ranking of the top 100 U.S. thoroughbred champions of the 20th Century, Count Fleet was ranked #5.
Churchill Downs racetrack, 2004 The Kentucky Derby is a stakes race for three-year-old thoroughbred horses, staged annually in Louisville, Kentucky on the first Saturday in May, capping the three-week-long Kentucky Derby Festival.
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 Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing Information
As of May 20, 2006, the longest drought between Triple Crown winning horses is 29 years, dating back to Spectacular Bid's ill-fated Triple Crown run in 1979.
Triple Crown Productions was formed in 1986 with ABC; prior to that, the individual racing associations made their own deals with the TV networks (ABC and CBS).
There also is a Triple Tiara of Thoroughbred Racing in the United States, open to 3-year old fillies.
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 Excite Deutschland - Sports - Equestrian - Racing - Tracks - Famous Races
The final race of the Triple Crown held in Elmont, New York.
Race by race guide to the jumps' top meeting, plus profiles of major trainers and jockeys.
An event since 1875, and the first jewel in the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred horseracing, the Run for the Roses is held annually in the first Saturday of May at Churchill Downs Racetrack in Louisville, Kentucky.
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 Preakness Stakes Tickets - Buy / Sell Preakness Stakes Tickets
is a prestigious Grade I stakes race 1 3/16 mile (1.91 km) thoroughbred horse race for three-year-olds, held on the third Saturday in May of each year at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland.
The Preakness is the second and shortest leg in thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, and almost always attracts the Kentucky Derby winner, some of the other horses that ran in the Derby, and often a few horses that did not start in the Derby.
(The phrase "Triple Crown" was not applied to this series of races until the 1930s.) It is followed by the third leg, the Belmont Stakes.
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  Triple Crown Horse Betting at BetUS Racebook
The Triple Crown takes place every summer, beginning with the Kentucky Derby - which is run at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky on the first Saturday in May. The Kentucky Derby is followed by the Preakness.
The Preakness takes place on the third Saturday in May at the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, MD. The Belmont Stakes is the third and final race of the Triple Crown and is ran on the second Saturday in June at Belmont Park in Elmont, NY.
Triple Crown, starting on May 5 2007 to June 10 2007 is one of the biggest horse racing events in the world and at Betus.com Sportsbook.
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  Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing (Triple Crown for short, but the term is also used in other sports, and thus the full name should be used when it could cause confusion) 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.
In the more-than-125-year history of the U.S. events, only eleven horses have ever won the U.S. Triple Crown, the most famous of which is Secretariat.
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/tr/Triple_Crown_of_Thoroughbred_Racing   (240 words)

  
  Horse Racing Triple Crown
Triple CrownThe Triple Crown is the rare feat of winning the top three races - the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes.
Dubbed the royal jewel of horse racing in America and is the pinnacle for three-year-olds (colts, fillies, geldings) and horse breeders.
Although horse racing has been a favorite American sport since the 1700s, the phrase "Triple Crown" was only coined in 1930 when a horse named Gallant Fox won the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont.
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  Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing (Triple Crown for short, but the term is also used in other sports, and thus the full name should be used when it could cause confusion) consists of three races for three-year-old thoroughbred horses.
Triple Crown Productions was formed in 1986 with ABC; prior to that, the individual racing associations made their own deals with the TV networks.
Triple Crown of Harness Racing for Trotters
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 United Kingdom horse-racing
Horse racing in the United Kingdom is generally of three types, and is a major contributor to the UK economy.
Additionally there is another form of racing which is run on an altogether more informal and ad hoc basis known as point to point racing[?].
It, like professional racing, is nevertheless run under the auspices of the regulator for horse-racing in the United Kingdom, the Jockey Club, an arm of the British Horseracing Board[?].
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 Oaklawn Jockey Club - First Timers: Sport of Racing
Thoroughbred horse racing has a little bit of everything, because it is a microcosm, a world in miniature, with heros and villains, great horses and lower claimers and outstanding sportsmen amid a sprinkling from all walks of life.
Interest in racing continued unabated in the nineteenth century, one of two major changes being the end of three-mile heats in favor of one definitive test.
The founding of the American Triple Crown, the Thoroughbred Racing Association, Breeders' Cup, televised races and simulcasting became major moves of influence in the sport.
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 CNN/SI - 1999 Belmont Stakes - Video highlights of Triple Crown Winners - Saturday June 05, 1999 01:35 AM
Affirmed also had the toughest road to the Crown as he beat Alydar, the father of 1987 Triple Crown hopeful Alysheba, in all three races by a combined margin of less than two lengths.
The first Triple Crown winner in 24 years captured the attention of millions as he set two world records, two track records and tied another as a three-year-old.
He posted one of the greatest feats in thoroughbred racing with a 31-length victory in the Belmont Stakes and a world record time of 2:24 for the 1 1/2 miles, shattering Gallant Man's record by 2 3-5 seconds.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /more/horseracing/1999/belmont/news/1999/06/04/triple_crown_videos   (1399 words)

  
 Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing: Encyclopedia topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Winning all three of these thoroughbred horse race (thoroughbred horse race: more facts about this subject) s is considered the greatest accomplishment of a thoroughbred racehorse, if not by any athlete (human or animal).
In the nearly 200 years that these races have been run, only 15 horses have ever won the English Triple Crown, including the great Nijinsky II (Nijinsky II: the racehorse nijinsky ii (named after the dancer vaslav nijinsky) was a son of northern...
The Canadian Triple Crown consists of the Queen's Plate (Queen's Plate: the queens plate is north americas oldest thoroughbred horse race, run at a distance...
www.absoluteastronomy.com /reference/triple_crown_of_thoroughbred_racing   (993 words)

  
 Woodbine Racetrack. Horse Racing. Betmaker.com
Live racing at Greenwood was terminated at the end of 1993 and a state of the art teletheatre was constructed on the site.
Woodbine is the only racetrack in North America capable of conducting Standardbred and Thoroughbred racing on the same day, boasts a seven-eighths-mile harness racing surface, a one-mile dirt track, and the spectacular 1.5 mile E.P. Taylor Turf Course encirlces both tracks.
The race carries a $1.5 million purse and is a part of the Emirates World Series Racing Championship.
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 About Seabiscuit at A Taste of Kentucky
Training him for racing was almost an afterthought and the horse was sometimes the butt of people's jokes.
A match race was held but it would not be against War Admiral but instead against a highly regarded horse owned by the Hollywood entertainer Bing Crosby.
As a result of his races that year and the victory over War Admiral, Seabiscuit was named "Horse of the Year" for 1938.
www.atasteofkentucky.com /about/about_seabiscuit.asp   (449 words)

  
 Sir Barton - TheBestLinks.com - Canada, GNU Free Documentation License, Kentucky, Kentucky Derby, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Sir Barton, (1916-1937), was a chestnut thoroughbred colt who, in 1919 became the first winner of the American Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing.
He then won the Withers Stakes in New York and shortly thereafter completed the first Triple Crown in U.S. history by easily winning the Belmont Stakes and setting an American record for the mile and three-eighths race, the distance for the Belmont at the time.
Sir Barton died on October 30, 1937 and was buried on a ranch in the foothills of the Laramie Mountains.
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 Triple Crown Horse Racing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The last Horse to become a Triple Crown Champion was a horse named "Affirmed" in 1978.
The Belmont Stakes inaugural race was in 1867.
The one and a half mile is the longest of the Triple Crown Races.
www.officialusa.com /stateguides/horseracing/triplecrown.html   (197 words)

  
 Horse Racing Events
The race, known as "The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports" for its approximate time length, is the first leg of the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing in the United States.
Like its preceding Triple Crown race, the Preakness Stakes have been termed "The Run for the Black-Eyed Susans" because a horseshoe of fl-eyed susans is traditionally placed around the winner's neck.
It is a 1.5 mile (2.4 km) thoroughbred horse race for three-year-old colts and geldings carrying a weight of 126 pounds (57 kg) and for fillies with a weight of 121 pounds (55 kg).
www.winner-horse.com /horse_racing_events.html   (370 words)

  
 SI.com - Horse Racing - Triple Crown Thumbnails - Wednesday June 04, 2003 05:18 PM
He is the only Triple Crown winner to race through the series with an unbeaten record.
The first Triple Crown winner in 25 years captured the attention of millions as he set two world records, two track records and tied another as a 3-year-old.
Including the Triple Crown, he posted nine victories and a second in 10 starts to set a record for earnings with $308,275 as a 3-year-old.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /horse_racing/news/2003/06/04/triplecrown_thumbnails_ap   (1484 words)

  
 Pujols Triple Crown
Barbaro's injury in the Preakness Stakes left just one contender in the race for a Triple Crown, and unless he follows Barbaro and pulls up lame, Albert Pujols just might have what it takes to accomplish a feat that is as remarkably rare in baseball as it is in the world of thoroughbred horse racing.
A Triple Crown was possible entering the Belmont Stakes for three consecutive years from 1997-99 and again from 2002-04.
Although a number of players have topped their respective league in two of the three Triple Crown categories over the years, there hasn't been a real serious run at the award for some time.
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 KENTUCKY DERBY MUSEUM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Affirmed, the last horse to win the elusive Triple Crown of thoroughbred racing in 1978, was foaled at Harbor View Farm in Ocala, Florida by Louis and Patrice Wolfson.
In the fall, Affirmed faced 1977 Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew in the Marlboro Cup Handicap in the first-ever meeting of Triple Crown winners.
Affirmed finished second, but his Triple Crown sweep was enough to make him 1978 Horse of the Year over Seattle Slew and Alydar.
www.derbymuseum.org /news/affirmed03.html   (482 words)

  
 ESPN.com - Triple Crown 2003 - The 25 best 3-year-olds since Affirmed
My parameters were to include only a horse's races at age three; consider the entire racing season and not just the five-week Triple Crown run; give extra credence to those sophomores who would beat older horses that season; and only consider fillies who defeated male rivals in major stakes company at age three.
Brilliant front-running winner of the 1985 Kentucky Derby, he was lured away from the remaining Triple Crown races by a $2 million bonus for winning the Jersey Derby.
In 1984, the son of '77 Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew dominated his peers in the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes.
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 Affirmed - ArmchairGM - Sports Wiki, Sports Blog, Sports Resource, Sports Community, Sports 2.0
Affirmed returned to the races in early August in the Jim Dandy Stakes, named for the upset winner of the 1930 Travers Stakes over Triple Crown winner Gallant Fox.
Racing before a then record crowd of over 50,000 fans Affirmed, piloted by Hall of Fame Jockey Laffit Pincay who was substituing for the injured Cauthen, cut off Alydar entering the far turn causing his rival to check suddenly.
Affirmed's Triple Crown accomplishment has not been repeated since, and his career has been honored with his election to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame.
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 And, they're off! How champion racehorses are built to blast from the starting gate and gallop to the finish line ...
The last Triple Crown winner, a horse named Affirmed, defeated the competition in all three races in 1978.
Winning a Triple Crown means fame and glory, so racehorse owners invest lots of time and money searching for the country's fastest Thoroughbred, a breed of horses that are known for their speed and endurance.
Man O'War, a 1920s horse that lost only one race during his entire career and is considered one of the world's greatest racehorses, galloped to glory with a stride length of approximately 8.5 meters (28 feet).
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 Royal Challenger wins third jewel of Canadian Triple Crown of thoroughbred racing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
There was no need for the stewards to intervene Sunday.
Raced over 1 1-2 miles on Woodbine's turf course, the race for Canadian-foaled three-year-olds was the third jewel in the Canadian Triple Crown of thoroughbred racing.
Neither was Malakhoff, who crossed the line first in the Wales Stakes but was set back for interference.
www.cbc.ca /cp/sports/060806/s0806110.html   (331 words)

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