List of US Triple Crown Winners to Date

Sir Barton Johnny  Gallant Fox   Omaha   War Admiral   Whirlaway   Count Fleet   Assault   Citation  Secretariat
Seattle Slew   Affirmed  American Pharoah  Justify

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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American Pharoah

American Pharoah is an American Thoroughbred racehorse who won the American Triple Crown and the Breeders' Cup Classic in 2015. In winning all four races, he became the first horse to win the Grand Slam of Thoroughbred racing. He won the 2015 Eclipse Award for Horse of the Year and 2015 Champion three-year-old. He was bred and owned throughout his racing career by Ahmed Zayat of Zayat Stables, trained by Bob Baffert, and ridden in most of his races by Victor Espinoza. He now stands at stud at Ashford Stud in Kentucky.

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Justify 2018/13th Triple Crown Winner13th 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.

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First posted: June 2, 2014, 2014
Last update: June 10, 2018Jan 21, 2020