TIME Horse Racing

A Dummy’s Guide to the Triple Crown

Learn about the Triple Crown in less time than it takes to run the Belmont Stakes

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Before people paid money to watch cars drive in a circle, they paid to watch horses run in a circle.

Horse racing has been a popular pastime from Roman chariot races to thoroughbred racing in Elizabethan England.

The “Sport of Kings” has fallen out of fashion of late, but there are three races that still command America’s attention – the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes. With the Derby and Preakness being claimed by California Chrome and the Belmont just around the corner, now’s the time to get back in the saddle and brush up on your Triple Crown knowledge.

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