Horse racing's Triple Crown is one of the rarest feats in sports, with only 13 horses ever to win the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Belmont Stakes. While Justify won the Triple Crown in 2018, it took American Pharoah to win the 2015 Belmont Stakes and break a 37-year drought without a Triple Crown winner, ridden by the jockey Victor Espinoza. As powerful and amazing as each horse is, it takes a team to make them in tip-top shape to sweep the races. This list of all triple crown winners not only lists the horse's names but the people who trained, rode, and owned them; along with the horses' dam and sire.
Triple Crown winners are automatically elevated to the ranks of best racehorses of all time, but which of these historic champions is the most impressive horse winners of the Triple Crown? Which horse put the most emphatic stamp on history with his Triple Crown victory?
Triple Crown year: 1973
Kentucky Derby: Won by 2 1/2 lengths
Preakness Stakes: Won by 2 1/2 lenths
Belmont Stakes: Won by 31 lengths (race record)
Jockey: Ron Turcotte
Trainer: Lucien Laurin
Owner: Meadow Stable
Sire: Bold Ruler
Dam: Somethingroyal585Is this the best Triple Crown winner?
Triple Crown year: 1937
Kentucky Derby: Won by 1 3/4 lengths
Preakness Stakes: Won by a head
Belmont Stakes: Won by 3 lengths
Jockey: Charles Kurtsinger
Trainer: George Conway
Owner: Samuel D. Riddle
Sire: Man o' War
Dam: Brushup1713Is this the best Triple Crown winner?
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Triple Crown year: 1948
Kentucky Derby: Won by 3 1/2 lengths
Preakness Stakes: Won by 5 1/2 lengths
Belmont Stakes: Won by 8 lengths
Jockey: Eddie Arcaro
Trainer: Horace A. Jones
Owner: Calumet Farm
Sire: Bull Lea
Dam: Hydroplane1713Is this the best Triple Crown winner?
Triple Crown year: 1978
Kentucky Derby: Won by 1 1/2 lengths
Preakness Stakes: Won by a neck
Belmont Stakes: Won by a nose
Jockey: Steve Cauthen
Trainer: Laz Barrera
Owner: Harbor View Farm
Sire: Exclusive Native
Dam: Won't Tell You115Is this the best Triple Crown winner?