• Gallant Fox – 1930 Picture | Horse Racing Triple Crown Winners Through the Years

    Sir Barton, foaled at Hamburg Place, Lexington, Ky., was the first Triple Crown winner in 1916.

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    Gallant Fox – 1930

    Gallant Fox, with jockey Earl Sande up, wears the roses after winning the 1930 Kentucky Derby.

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    Assault – 1946

    Wearing a garland of Roses, Assault stands in the Kentucky Derby winner’s circle, May 4, 1946, in Louisville, Ky., with Mrs. on June 12, 1948. of King Ranch, Texas.

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    Whirlaway – 1941

    Whirlaway is draped with the floral tribute in the winner’s circle at Belmont Park, N.Y., June 7, 1941, after winning the Belmont Stakes race of the Triple Crown with jockey Eddie Arcaro. Kurtsinger, June 5, 1937.

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    Count Fleet – 1943

    Jockey Johnny Longden is seated on Count Fleet in New York, May 22, 1943. Kleberg, Jr., Jockey Warren Mehrtens, and owner Robert J.

    American Pharoah crosses the finish line to win the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes horse race at Belmont Park, June 6, 2015, in Elmont, N.Y. Kleberg, Jr. Longden rode Count Fleet thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown, with victories in the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes.

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    Affirmed – 1978

    Jockey Steve Cauthen rides on Affirmed, No. 3, who takes the lead during the Belmont Stakes, June 10, 1978, to win the Triple Crown at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y.

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    Citation – 1948

    Citation, ridden by Eddie Arcado, races home an easy winner in the $100,000 added Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park race track in Elmont, N.Y. Escadru, left, was third. Standing second from left is Karen Taylor, owner of Seattle Slew. Robert J. Better Self, on rail, ridden by Warren Mehrtens, was second, six lengths away. Trainer Ben Jones holds the bridle.

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    Omaha – 1935

    William Woodward’s Kentucky Derby winner, Omaha, gallops in his last hard workout prior to the $25,000 at Pimlico Race Track in Baltimore, May 10, 1935.

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    Seattle Slew – 1977

    Jockey Jean Cruguet sits on Seattle Slew in the winners circle after winning the Belmont Stakes in Elmont, N.Y., June 1, 1977. Third from left is her husband, Mickey.

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    War Admiral – 1937

    War Admiral with C. American Pharoah is the first horse to win the Triple Crown since Affirmed won it in 1978.

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    Secretariat – 1973

    Jockey Ron Turcotte walks Secretariat towards the winners circle after they captured the Triple Crown by winning the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., June 9, 1973.

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    Sir Barton – 1919

    Sir Barton, winner of the 44th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in May 1919. Citation won the race and the Triple Crown. (AP Photo)

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