The Triple Crown (The Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing) is made up of three races. The Thoroughbred horses are three-year olds. It is considered the most difficult feat--a great accomplishment--to win all three races. In the United States, the three races that make up the Triple Crown are:
The term, Triple Crown, originated in mid-19th century England and different nations where thoroughbred racing is popular each have their own Triple Crown series.
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13th American Triple Crown winner (2018) Justify (foaled March 28, 2015) is an American Thoroughbred racehorse who became the thirteenth American Triple Crown winner in 2018. He first attracted attention with an impressive win in his first start on February 18, 2018, then followed up with two more victories, including the Grade I Santa Anita Derby. Justify then won the 2018 Kentucky Derby, the 2018 Preakness Stakes, and the 2018 Belmont Stakes to win the Triple Crown. Justify is only the second horse to win the Triple Crown with an undefeated record, following Seattle Slew. Justify is descended from Seattle Slew and Secretariat, who also won the Triple Crown. Justify is the first Triple Crown winner of 13 who did not race as a two-year old.