Sunday Silence was an American-bred Thoroughbred racehorse and Sire. In 1989, he won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes but failed to complete the Triple Crown when he was defeated in the Belmont Stakes. In the same year, he won the Breeders' Cup Classic and was voted American Champion Three-Year-Old Colt and American Horse of the Year. Sunday Silence's racing career was marked by his matched rivalry with Easy Goer, whom he held a three to one edge over. Easy Goer, the 1988 American Champion Two-Year-Old Colt defeated him by eight lengths in the Belmont and finished second to him in the Kentucky Derby by two and a half lengths, Preakness by a nose and Breeders' Cup Classic by a neck. Both horses were voted into the American Hall of Fame. After his retirement from racing, Sunday Silence attracted little support by breeders in the United States and was exported to Japan, he was Leading Sire in Japan on thirteen occasions, surpassing the previous record of ten titles by Northern Taste. Although the insular nature of Japanese racing at the time meant that Sunday Silence's success was restricted to his home territory, his descendants have in recent years won major races in Australia, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, the United States and Dubai.
Blood Horse pedigree expert Anne Peters said, "Had Sunday Silence retired in Kentucky, it's certain he would have tanked commercially and been exported in disgrace, but he found his perfect gene pool and thrived instead."In the Blood-Horse magazine List of the Top 100 U. S. Racehorses of the 20th Century, Sunday Silence is ranked #31. Sunday Silence was foaled March 1986, by Halo out of Wishing Well by Understanding. Though he was registered as a dark bay/brown, he was in fact a true black, he was bred by Oak Cliff Thoroughbreds, Ltd. and escaped death twice: first as a weanling when he nearly died from a freak virus. He was passed over twice at the sales ring as a yearling before he was sold in California for $50,000 as a two-year-old in training. Arthur B. Hancock III bought him as a "buy-back", hoping to ship him to Kentucky. However, the van accident kept Sunday Silence in California. Hall of Fame trainer Charlie Whittingham bought a half share of the colt and sold half of that to Dr. Ernest Gaillard.
Although Sunday Silence showed ability, he didn't make it to the races until late in his two-year-old season, finishing second in a maiden race winning a maiden special weight race and finishing second in an allowance race from three starts. Sunday Silence began his three-year-old year by winning an allowance race, he won the San Felipe Stakes and the Santa Anita Derby to qualify for a start in the Kentucky Derby. In the buildup to the 1989 Triple Crown, a rivalry developed between the West Coast-based Sunday Silence and the East Coast-based Easy Goer, winner of the 1988 Eclipse Award for best Two-Year-Old Colt. In the 1 1/4 mile Kentucky Derby, the first leg of the Triple Crown, Sunday Silence and jockey Pat Valenzuela defeated Easy Goer by 2½ lengths over a muddy track in the slowest time for a Kentucky Derby since 1958. Easy Goer had a history of having difficulty handling a muddy track at Churchill Downs. Easy Goer's jockey, Pat Day, his trainer, Shug McGaughey, expressed their thoughts and explanations on the race.
Daily Racing Form writer Dan Illman stated after Sunday Silence's victory that "the best horse won that afternoon." Daily Racing Form chairman Steve Crist stated his opinion that "Easy Goer had a legitimate explanation for his defeat, as he didn't handle the muddy Churchill track." While both horses were preparing for the 1 3/16 mile Preakness, each had minor ailments. Sunday Silence came up dead lame after a gallop 7 days before the race. Trainer Whittingham contacted well-known Kentucky veterinarian Dr. Alex Harthill. Dr. Harthill diagnosed a bruise under the sole, a common injury that "wasn't a serious problem but it had happened at a serious time." Harthill had Sunday Silence step on a clean sheet of white paper, subsequently faxed to Dr. Ric Redden of Lexington, Ky. and from which Redden prepared a set of aluminum bar shoes. Redden and his assistant flew via rented jet to Baltimore with the bar shoes and x-ray machine to confirm that no fracture was involved. After the shoes were fitted, Sunday Silence resumed training 4 days before the race.
After his connections saw the colt's "remarkably" rapid recovery from the injury, the bar shoes were removed the day before the race. Meanwhile, at his rival's stable, throughout Preakness week, Easy Goer's front feet were being soaked in tubs of Epsom salts due to small scratches or cracks on both heels. An ultrasound was performed on his ankles and knees; some wondered. Easy Goer had "puffy" ankles that he dealt with throughout his career. Trainer Thad Ackel stated, "Easy Goer has got a couple of osselets, it looked to me like there's come calcification there. I was surprised that such a good horse could have ankles like that."Sunday Silence again prevailed over his arch-rival, this time by a nose, in a head-and-head battle down the home stretch. This race has been proclaimed by many experts to be the "Race of the Half Century." Some Easy Goer loyalists in the media maintained their horse's superiority, attributing the loss to the fact that Easy Goer had leapt in the air at the start and his jockey, Pat Day, reined Easy Goer's head
Affirmed was an American Thoroughbred racehorse, the eleventh winner of the United States Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing. Affirmed was known for his famous rivalry with Alydar, whom he met ten times, including in all three Triple Crown races. Affirmed was the last horse to win the Triple Crown for a 37-year period, ended in 2015 by American Pharoah. Affirmed won fourteen Grade I stakes races over his career and was a champion each of the three years he raced. At age two in 1977, he was named the champion two-year-old after winning the Hollywood Juvenile Championship, Hopeful, Belmont Futurity and Laurel Futurity. At age three, he was named'Horse of the Year' for winning the Triple Crown and other major stakes races such as the Santa Anita Derby, Hollywood Derby and Jim Dandy Stakes, he repeated as Horse of the Year at age four after winning the final seven races in his career, all but one of, a Grade I stakes race. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1980. On the Blood-Horse magazine list of the Top 100 U.
S. Racehorses of the 20th Century, he was ranked twelfth. Affirmed was a chestnut horse bred in Florida by Louis Wolfson's Harbor View Farm; the derivation of the name "Affirmed" has been the subject of speculation, in part because the conviction of Wolfson, for securities law violations, had been affirmed on appeal in 1969, resulting in his imprisonment. Affirmed was sired by the Harbor View stallion Exclusive Native, a high-class racehorse and breeding stallion, whose other progeny included the Kentucky Derby-winning filly Genuine Risk; as a two-year-old, Affirmed won seven of his nine starts, with two placings, for earnings of $343,477 under regular rider Steve Cauthen a teenager. Notably, six of those starts were against his rival, Calumet Farm's Alydar, with Affirmed winning four and Alydar winning two. Affirmed won his first start in a maiden special weight race at Belmont Park on May 24, 1977, he followed up with a win in the Youthful Stakes on June 15 where he defeated Alydar by eight lengths.
On July 6 in the Great American Stakes, Alydar evened the score with a 3 1⁄2 length win after mounting a powerful stretch drive. Affirmed was shipped across country to Hollywood Park, where he won the Hollywood Juvenile Championship Stakes on July 23, he shipped back to New York where he won the Sanford Stakes at Saratoga on August 17 by 2 1⁄2 lengths over the undefeated Tilt Up. In his next start on August 27 in the Hopeful Stakes, his main rival was Alydar, the money favorite after winning four straight races. Affirmed stalked the early pace set by Tilt Up with Alydar in close contention. Around the far turn, Affirmed moved to the lead with Alydar closing ground on the outside. In mid-stretch, Alydar had closed to within a head but Affirmed pulled away in the final sixteenth of a mile to win by half a length, his time of 1:152⁄5 for 6 1⁄2 furlongs was a new stakes record. The two horses again faced off in the Belmont Futurity on September 10, with Affirmed going off as the narrow favorite.
After a good start, Affirmed settled into second place behind longshot Rough Sea, while Alydar overcame a bad start to move into third place down the backstretch. Rounding into the stretch, Affirmed moved to the lead. Alydar responded and the two horses dueled head-to-head for the final furlong. Alydar appeared to be in the lead for much of the stretch drive before Affirmed rallied in the final stride to win by a nose. "He never gave up," said Cauthen, "even when he was headed."Alydar turned the tables in the Champagne Stakes on October 15, sweeping by Affirmed in the stretch to win by 1 1⁄4 lengths. The two faced off again in the Laurel Futurity on October 29 one of the most prestigious races for two-year-olds in the country, with Affirmed winning by a neck. With his 4-2 margin in the series against Alydar, Affirmed was named the 1977 American Champion Two-Year-Old Colt. Affirmed started his three-year-old campaign on the West Coast with an allowance race win in March, followed by victories in the San Felipe Stakes, Santa Anita Derby and Hollywood Derby.
Meanwhile, Alydar was preparing for the Kentucky Derby with wins in the Flamingo Stakes, Florida Derby and Blue Grass Stakes. Alydar was made the 6-5 favorite for Kentucky Derby, with Affirmed the second choice at 9-5 and undefeated Sensitive Prince the third choice at 9-2. At the start of the Kentucky Derby, Sensitive Prince took the early lead as Affirmed ran in third through the early stages, while Alydar stayed far back. Affirmed made a strong move for the lead on the far turn, put away a challenge by Wood Memorial winner Believe It, held off Alydar's fast-closing charge to win by 1 1⁄2 lengths. Affirmed now had a 5-2 edge in the series. In the Preakness Stakes, Affirmed set the pace. Alydar made his big move on the far turn, at the same point in the race where Affirmed made his winning move in the Derby. Affirmed held it to defeat Alydar by a neck. Alydar's partisans assumed that the 1 1⁄2 mile distance of the Belmont, two furlongs longer than the Derby and 5/16 of a mile longer than the Preakness Stakes, would favor Alydar with his finishing style and staying pedigree, he would deny Affirmed the Triple Crown.
Trainer Veitch removed Alydar's blinkers for the Belmont, saying that if Alydar got a better look at Affirmed, maybe he would get by him. In the Belmont, Affirmed led and set a slow pace, going the first quarter mile in 25 seconds and the half in 50 seconds. Alydar's jockey, Jorge Velasquez, put Alydar close to the pace, moved alongside Affirmed with more than seven furlongs to go. For more than six furlongs, the colts raced neck, pulling away from the rest of the field. Alydar got his nose
Strike the Gold
Strike the Gold was an American Thoroughbred racehorse best known for winning the 1991 Kentucky Derby. Upon the death of 1987 Derby winner Alysheba in March 2009, Strike the Gold became the oldest living Kentucky Derby winner, until his own death in 2011. A son of U. S. Racing Hall of Famer Alydar, Strike the Gold was purchased in 1990 for $500,000 from breeder Calumet Farm by B. Giles Brophy, William J. Condren, Joseph M. Cornacchia, who raced him under the name BCC Stable. Competing at age three in the Florida Derby, the colt finished second behind the 1990 U. S. Champion 2-Yr-Old Colt, Fly So Free, ahead of third-place Hansel. Two weeks in mid April, Strike the Gold won the Blue Grass Stakes. However, for the first leg of the U. S. Triple Crown, the Kentucky Derby, Hansel was the betting favorite with Fly So Free the second choice. Fly So Free finished fifth and Hansel was tenth behind winner Strike the Gold. Second place went to the still regarded, but future great, Best Pal. Mane Minister finished third.
Strike the Gold finished sixth in the Preakness Stakes, won by Hansel. In the Belmont Stakes, Strike the Gold drew the outside post and at one point was twenty lengths behind the frontrunner, he fought back to battle Hansel in the homestretch. That year, Strike the Gold finished third in both the Jim Dandy Stakes and the Jockey Club Gold Cup. In all, after his Kentucky Derby win, Strike the Gold lost twelve straight starts, which resulted in a bitter dispute between his three owners over his handling by trainer Nick Zito. In May 1992, the four-year-old horse was sold at auction for $2.9 million, bought by William J. Condren and Joseph M. Cornacchia, two of the original three partners. Five days after the sale, with Zito still his trainer, Strike the Gold won the Pimlico Special over Fly So Free and five other top horses. A few weeks he scored another victory in the Nassau County Handicap over Pleasant Tap the two horses reversed their finishes in the Jockey Club Gold Cup. In 1993, Strike the Gold's best showing was a third in the Nassau County Handicap that he had won the previous year.
In mid 1993, he was retired to breeding duty at Ben P. Walden Jr.'s Vinery near Midway, but his progeny never met with much racing success. By 1997, his stud fee stood at only $15,000 and in 1999 he was sold to the Jockey Club of Turkey to serve as a stallion at the Turkish National Stud. There his mating with Free Trade, a daughter of Shareef Dancer, produced the 2001 colt Sabirli, who set records in Turkish sprint and mile races and earned more than US$6 million. On September 15, 2009, Sabirli died in his barn, he has a couple of foals born in 2010. Various New York Times newspaper reports on Strike the Gold Louisville, Kentucky newspaper story on Strike the Gold's possible return to retirement in Kentucky
The Belmont Stakes is an American Grade I stakes Thoroughbred horse race held on the first or second Saturday in June at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. It is a 1.5-mile-long horse race, open to three-year-old Thoroughbreds. Colts and geldings carry a weight of 126 pounds; the race, nicknamed The Test of the Champion, The Run for the Carnations, is the third and final leg of the Triple Crown and is held five weeks after the Kentucky Derby and three weeks after the Preakness Stakes. The 1973 Belmont Stakes and Triple Crown winner Secretariat holds the mile and a half stakes record of 2:24; the attendance at the Belmont Stakes is among the American thoroughbred racing top-attended events. The 2004 Belmont Stakes drew a television audience of 21.9 million viewers, had the highest household viewing rate since 1977 when Seattle Slew won the Triple Crown. The 150th Belmont Stakes took place on Saturday, June 9, 2018. Justify became the second horse in four years to win the Triple Crown; the first Belmont Stakes was held at Jerome Park Racetrack in The Bronx, built in 1866 by stock market speculator Leonard Jerome and financed by August Belmont Sr. for whom the race was named.
The first race in 1867 saw the filly Ruthless win. The race continued to be held at Jerome Park until 1890, when it was moved to the nearby facility, Morris Park Racecourse; the 1895 race was not held because of new laws that banned bookmaking in New York: it was rescheduled for November 2. The race remained at Morris Park Racecourse until the May 1905 opening of the new Belmont Park, 430-acre racetrack in Elmont, New York on Long Island, just outside the New York City borough of Queens; when anti-gambling legislation was passed in New York State, Belmont Racetrack was closed, the race was cancelled in 1911 and 1912. The first winner of the Triple Crown was Sir Barton, in 1919, before the series was recognized as such. In 1920, the Belmont was won by the great Man o' War, who won by 20 lengths, setting a new stakes and American record. Starting in 1926, the winner of the Belmont Stakes has been presented with August Belmont Trophy; the owner may keep the trophy for one year, receives a silver miniature for permanent use.
The term Triple Crown was first used when Gallant Fox won the three races in 1930, but the term did not enter widespread use until 1935 when his son Omaha repeated the feat. Sir Barton was honored retroactively. Since 1931, the order of Triple Crown races has been the Kentucky Derby first, followed by the Preakness Stakes, the Belmont Stakes. Prior to 1931, the Preakness was run before the Derby eleven times. On May 12, 1917 and again on May 13, 1922, the Preakness and the Derby were run on the same day. On eleven occasions, the Belmont Stakes was run before the Preakness Stakes; the date of each event is now set by the Kentucky Derby, always held on the first Saturday in May. The Preakness Stakes is held two weeks later; the earliest possible date for the Derby is May 1, the latest is May 7. In 1937, War Admiral became the fourth Triple Crown winner after winning the Belmont in a new track record time of 2:28 3/5. In the 1940s, four Triple Crown winners followed: Whirlaway in 1941, Count Fleet in 1943, Assault in 1946 and Citation in 1948.
Count Fleet won the race by a then-record margin of twenty-five lengths. He set a stakes record of 2:28 1/5, a record tied by Citation. In 1957, the stakes record was smashed when Gallant Man ran the Belmont in 2:26 3/5 in a year when the Triple Crown series was split three ways; the Belmont Stakes race was held at Aqueduct Racetrack from 1963 to 1967, while the track at Belmont was restored and renovated. The largest crowd of the 20th century was in 1971 with over 80,000 people, supplemented by the city's Latino community, there to cheer on their new hero, Cañonero II, the Venezuelan colt who had won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes and was poised to win the U. S. Triple Crown. However, due to a foot infection that had bothered the horse for several days, Cañonero II failed to win the Triple Crown when he struggled across the finish line in 4th place behind Pass Catcher, ridden by Walter Blum. Despite this loss, Cañonero II was named the winner of the first Eclipse Award for Outstanding Three-Year-Old Male Horse.
On June 9, 1973, Secretariat won the Belmont Stakes by thirty-one lengths in a record time of 2:24, becoming a Triple Crown champion, ending a 25-year gap between Citation, the Belmont and Triple Crown winner in 1948. Secretariat's record still stands as the fastest running of the Belmont Stakes and an American record for 1½ miles on the dirt. In 1977, Seattle Slew became the first horse to win the Triple Crown while undefeated. Affirmed was the last winner of the Triple Crown in the 20th century, taking the Belmont Stakes in 2:26 4/5 on June 10, 1978. Ridden by eighteen-year-old Steve Cauthen, Affirmed defeated rival Alydar with Jorge Velasquez in the saddle. At the time the race was the third-slowest start and the third-fastest finish with the quarter in 25, the half in 50, 3/4 in 1:14, the mile in 1:37 2/5. In 1988, Secretariat's son Risen Star won the Belmont in 2:26 2/5 the second-fastest time in the history of the race; the next year, Easy Goer lowered the mark for second-fastest time to 2:26.
Easy Goer holds a Beyer Speed Figure of 122 for the race, the best of any Triple Crown race since these ratings were first published in 1987. For three years in a row, horses came to the Belmont S
Alysheba was an American Thoroughbred racehorse that won two legs of the Triple Crown in 1987. A successful sire, he produced 11 stakes winners. A bay colt, Alysheba was sired by Lt. Stevens, he was bred by Preston Madden at Hamburg Place Farm in Lexington and was sold as a yearling to Dorothy and Pam Scharbauer for $500,000. Trained by Jack Van Berg, Alysheba had a modest two-year-old season in 1986, won only a maiden race, he finished third in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile, lost the Hollywood Futurity in a photo finish. As a three-year-old, he underperformed in his preparatory races for the Kentucky Derby until it was discovered that he had an entrapped epiglottis. Surgery was successful, he was entered in the Derby despite having only a maiden victory. In the Derby, he and jockey Chris McCarron were nearly knocked to the ground at the top of the stretch by Bet Twice. Alysheba won the Derby in a slow time of 2:03 4⁄5 for 1 1⁄4 miles, he came back with another win in the Preakness Stakes attempted to become American racing's 12th Triple Crown winner in the Belmont Stakes.
In the Belmont, Alysheba raced without the medication Lasix, prohibited at the time in New York racing. He finished fourth. Alysheba next went to Monmouth Park for the Haskell Invitational, where he met Bet Twice, as well as Lost Code, a top-class speed horse that had won several derbies run at minor racetracks; the three horses finished together with Bet Twice winning in a driving finish. In the year, Alysheba lost to Java Gold on an off track in the Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course. In the Breeders' Cup Classic, Alysheba met 1986 Kentucky Derby-winner Ferdinand in the first meeting of Kentucky Derby winners since Affirmed faced Spectacular Bid in the 1979 Jockey Club Gold Cup. Ferdinand beat Alysheba in a photo finish by a nose. Alysheba lost the Horse of the Year vote to Ferdinand, but was named Champion Three-Year-Old of 1987; as a four-year-old in 1988, Alysheba won six Grade I stakes. At Santa Anita, he won the Strub Stakes over Candi's Gold, he beat Ferdinand in the Santa Anita Handicap and the San Bernardino Handicap, with each horse carrying 127 pounds.
Alysheba lost to his old foes Bet Twice and Lost Code in the Pimlico Special, revived for the first time in three decades. He finished behind Cutlass Reality, who upset both Alysheba and Ferdinand in the Derby winners' final meeting in the Hollywood Gold Cup. Alysheba defeated Bet Twice in the Philip K. Iselin Handicap at Monmouth Park Racetrack. Alysheba and Bet Twice met 9 times. Alysheba defeated Bet Twice in four of those races, Bet Twice won three times, neither horse won two of the races. In the 35th running of the Woodward Stakes at Belmont Park, Alysheba beat an outstanding field, including 1988 Travers 1-2 finishers Forty Niner and Seeking the Gold, eventual Jockey Club Gold Cup-winner Waquoit, Florida Derby-winner Brian's Time, he ran the 1 1⁄4 miles in 1:59 2⁄5. He set the track record for 11⁄4 miles at the Meadowlands Racetrack in the Meadowlands Cup. Alysheba became the only horse in the modern era to run 10 furlongs under 2:00 three times in one calendar year. Alysheba closed out his career at Churchill Downs, winning the Breeders' Cup Classic over Seeking the Gold, Forty Niner, Cutlass Reality.
With the victory, he secured Champion Older Horse honors. He became the first horse to win three legs of a four-race sequence, defined in 2015 as the Grand Slam of Thoroughbred racing: The Triple Crown races, plus the Breeders' Cup Classic, though not in the same year; as the Breeders' Cup began after the 1978 Triple Crown win of Affirmed, the potential for a sweep of all four races only became possible in 1984 and was only accomplished in 2015 after American Pharoah won the Triple Crown. Alysheba was ridden in 17 consecutive starts by Hall of Fame jockey Chris McCarron, he finished his career with a record of 11-8-2 in 26 starts. His earnings totaled a record at the time. Alysheba stood at Lane's End Farm in Woodford County, Kentucky until 1999, when he was sold to a breeding operation in Saudi Arabia, he sired 11 stakes winners. Another offspring of note was multiple stakes-winner Desert Waves. Upon the death of Genuine Risk in August 2008, Alysheba became the oldest living Kentucky Derby winner.
In October 2008, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia returned Alysheba to his homeland as a gift to the American people. After spending eight years in the king's royal stables, Alysheba returned to the United States to live at the Kentucky Horse Park, he lived in the stall occupied by Horse of the Year John Henry and across the aisle from Cigar, the leading money-earning Thoroughbred until surpassed by Curlin in 2008. On Friday, March 27, 2009, at 11:13 pm, Alysheba was euthanized at the Hagyard Equine Medical Institute. "Due to a chronic degenerative spinal condition that led to ataxia and instability, Alysheba fell in his stall yesterday, injuring his right hind femur," said Kathy Hopkins, the Horse Park's director of equine operations. "Complicated by his advanced age, this trauma resulted in severe pain that did not respond to analgesic therapy. The resulting pain and suffering, the inability to stand unaided, led to a joint decision for euthanasia." Alysheba was buried on March 28 at the Kentuck
Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing
The Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing shortened to Triple Crown, comprises three races for three-year-old Thoroughbred horses. Winning all three of these Thoroughbred horse races is considered the greatest accomplishment in Thoroughbred racing; the term originated in mid-19th century England and nations where thoroughbred racing is popular each have their own Triple Crown series. In Great Britain, where the term Triple Crown originated with West Australian's three wins in 1853, it is made up of: the 2,000 Guineas Stakes, run over 1m at Newmarket Racecourse in Newmarket, Suffolk The Derby, run over 1m 4f and 10y at Epsom Downs Racecourse in Epsom, Surrey the St Leger Stakes, run over 1m 6f and 132y at Town Moor in Doncaster, YorkshireSince the 2,000 Guineas was first run in 1809, fifteen horses have won the English Triple Crown; the most recent – and only winner since World War II – was Nijinsky, in 1970. For many years, it was considered unlikely that any horse would win the English Triple Crown again.
In the winter of 2006/2007, trainer Jim Bolger was training his unbeaten colt Teofilo for the Triple Crown and bookmaker William Hill plc was offering odds of only 12/1 against Teofilo winning the 2007 Triple Crown. The horse was withdrawn from the 2000 Guineas two days before the race after suffering a setback and never raced again. Since Nijinsky, only Nashwan, Sea the Stars, Camelot have won both the Guineas and the Derby. Between Reference Point in 1987 and Camelot in 2012, no Derby winner entered the St. Leger; this reluctance to compete in the St. Leger is said to be because of the impact it would have on a horse's stud value in a market where speed is preferred to stamina. For a list of the annual individual race winners, see English Triple Crown race winners. Triple Crown winners: †Wartime winners Pommern, Gay Crusader and Gainsborough are not counted, according to many judges, as the three races were all held at Newmarket and racing itself was too disrupted. By this reckoning, there were only 12 triple crown winners, only three in the 20th century.
The following horses won the 2000 Guineas and Derby but were beaten in the St Leger: Cotherstone: second to Nutwith Pretender: fourth to Pero Gomez Shotover: third to Dutch Oven Ayrshire: sixth to Seabreeze Ladas: second to Throstle St. Amant: seventh and last to Pretty Polly Minoru: fourth to Bayardo Manna: tenth to Solario Cameronian: tenth and last to Sandwich Camelot: second to Encke There is a Fillies Triple Crown for a filly winning the 1,000 Guineas Stakes, Epsom Oaks and St. Leger Stakes. In the past, this was not considered a true Triple Crown as the best fillies would run in the Derby and Two Thousand Guineas; as this is no longer the case, the Fillies' Triple Crown would now be considered as comparable as the original. Winners of the Fillies Triple Crown are: 1868 – Formosa dead heated in the Two Thousand Guineas 1871 – Hannah 1874 – Apology won the Ascot Gold Cup 1892 – La Fleche won the Ascot Gold Cup 1902 – Sceptre won the Two Thousand Guineas 1904 – Pretty Polly 1942 – Sun Chariot 1955 – Meld 1985 – Oh So Sharp The so called Stayers Triple Crown consists of the most prestigious long distance races in the British flat racing season which comprises of the.
The has seen renewed interest in recent years with a bonus of £1million being offered to the victor of all three races and one of 8 qualifying race. This was claimed by Stratavrious in 2018 after his victory in the Yorkshire Cup and three aforementioned races. In the United States, the three races that make up the Triple Crown are: Kentucky Derby, run over the 1 1⁄4-mile dirt track at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky Preakness Stakes, run over the 1 3⁄16-mile dirt track at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland Belmont Stakes, run over the 1 1⁄2-mile dirt track at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York, just east of New York City There have been several different versions of the Triple Tiara in the United States. One of them was a national version that consisted of undercard events on the same weekends as the associated Triple Crown races: Kentucky Oaks, run over 1 1⁄8 miles on a dirt track, at Churchill Downs. Few have tried as the short time between the Kentucky Oaks and Black-Eyed Susan is considered too short for fillies.
The most accepted version of the Triple Tiara is the American Triple Tiara of Thoroughbred Racing which uses three races from New York. From 1957 to 2002, 2007 to 2009, these three races were the Acorn Stakes, the Mother Goose Stakes, the Coaching Club American Oaks. Eight fillies won this version of the New York Triple Tiara: Dark Mirage Shuvee Chris Evert Ruffian Davona Dale Mom's Command Open Mind Sky Beauty In 2010, the NYRA changed the configuration of the Triple Tiara to include the Alabama Stakes instead of the Mother Goose, thus far, no filly has won the reconfigured Triple Tiara. In
Fusaichi Pegasus is an American Thoroughbred racehorse and sire best known for winning the Kentucky Derby in 2000. The colt was purchased as a yearling for $4 million by Fusao Sekiguchi, his name is a combination of his owner's name, "Fusao," and the Japanese word for one, "ichi," to mean #1 or the best. The second half is the winged horse of Greek mythology. "FuPeg", as the stallion is known by his fans, is a son of Mr. Prospector and out of Angel Fever, a mare by leading sire Danzig. In early 2000 Fusaichi Pegasus won Jerome Handicap. Fusaichi Pegasus won the Kentucky Derby in 2000 in a time of 2:01.12 for the 11⁄4 mile distance. He was the first favorite to win the Kentucky Derby since Spectacular Bid in 1979, he lost to Red Bullet in the Preakness Stakes. After his loss in the Preakness Stakes, he did not race in the third leg of the Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes. In 2000, he was sold to Irish breeder Coolmore Stud for a reported price of more than US$60 million; the previous record for a stallion prospect was US$40m, paid in 1983 for Shareef Dancer.
For several years, Fusaichi Pegasus served as a "shuttle stallion" standing at Coolmore's Ashford Stud near Versailles, during the Northern Hemisphere breeding season and at Coolmore Australia near Jerrys Plains, New South Wales, during the Southern Hemisphere breeding season. Since the 2010 breeding season, he has stood in Kentucky. Among his progeny are Grade 1 winners Bandini, Roman Ruler and Haradasun. Fusaichi Pegasus is considered a disappointment as a stallion considering the price for which Sekiguchi sold him, his son Roman Ruler produced Ruler on Ice, winner of the 2011 Belmont Stakes