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Triple Crown


The Triple Crown - Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Belmont Stakes - are the biggest events of the year in North American racing for 3-year-old Thoroughbreds and are followed by both serious and casual fans. Here you will find previews and news leading up to each event, coverage and photos of the event, and historical information including past results.
  1. The Kentucky Derby
  2. The Preakness
  3. Belmont Stakes
  4. The Triple Crown

The Kentucky Derby

Barbaro's connections with the Derby trophy

The most important of the three races and the one almost everyone knows about even if they don't follow racing. Held on the first Saturday in May at Churchill Downs in Lousiville, KY, it is THE race that every horse owner dreams of winning. In 2014 the Kentucky Derby will be held on May 3.

The Preakness

Preakness Trophy

The second race of the Triple Crown is held two weeks after the Kentucky Derby at Pimlico Racecourse in Baltimore, MD. Slightly shorter than the Derby, it is the shortest of the three races a 1 3/16 miles. In 2014 the Preakness will be run on May 17.

Belmont Stakes

Belmont Stakes Trophy

The final race of the Triple Crown is held three weeks after the Preakness in early June at Belmont Park in Elmont, NY, on Long Island. It is the longest of the three races at 1 1/2 miles and is known as the "Test of Champions". In 2014 the Belmont Stakes will be run on June 5.

The Triple Crown

The Triple Crown Trophy

Here are items that pertain to all three races rather than one specific race.

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