1919: Sir Barton, the first winner of the Triple Crown
1919: Sir Barton, the first winner of the Triple CrownAP
1919: Sir Barton, the first winner of the Triple Crown
1930: Gallant Fox, with jockey Earl Sande
1935: Omaha
1937: War Admiral with jockey C. Kurtsinger
1941: Whirlaway with jockey Wendell Eads
Kentucky Derby
1946: Assault
1948: Citation with jockey Eddie Arcaro
1973: Secretariat with jockey Ron Turcotte
Triple Crown Horse Racing
1979: Affirmed with jockey Laffit Pincay
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1919: Sir Barton, the first winner of the Triple Crown
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Updated: Jun 06, 2015 7:20 PM ET | Originally published: Jun 02, 2015

Hope springs eternal at the racetrack. At the Belmont Stakes on June 6, American Pharoah became the first horse in 37 years to win the Triple Crown. The bay colt was the favorite among oddsmakers after beating the fields in the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness. Since Affirmed’s Triple Crown in 1978, 13 horses have won the first two races only to fall short of the prize. The past nine Belmont winners did not race in the Preakness; fresh horses tend to do well on Belmont’s long, 1.5-mile track. No matter. The potential for a Triple Crown winner gets racing fans everywhere excited about the Belmont, and American Pharoah did not disappoint.

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