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Thoroughbred Sir Barton won the first Triple Crown title in 1919.
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Gallant Fox wins the Preakness stakes in Baltimore Md., on May 9, 1930. Gallant Fox went on to win the Triple Crown, becoming only the second horse to earn the title.
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Omaha was the Triple Crown winner in 1935 winning the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes.
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Thoroughbred racehorse War Admiral captured the Triple Crown in 1937.
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Whirlaway is draped with the floral tribute in the winner's circle at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., on June 7, 1941, after winning the Triple Crown.
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Count Fleet leads the way around the first turn in Pimlico Race Track to win the 53rd Preakness in Baltimore, Md. The horse went on to capture the Triple Crown in 1953.
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Assault stands in the winner's circle after the Kentucky Derby in 1946. The horse went on to win the Triple Crown.
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Citation, ridden by Eddie Arcado, races home to win the Belmont Stakes and the Triple Crown in Elmont, N.Y.
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Jockey Ron Turcotte rides Secretariat into the winners circle at the Belmont Park race track in Elmont, N.Y., after winning the Belmont Stakes and the Triple Crown on June 9, 1973.
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Jockey Jean Cruguet celebrates atop Seattle Slew in the winners circle at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., on June 11, 1977. Seattle Slew captured the Triple Crown with the victory.
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With jockey Steve Cauthen in the saddle, Affirmed captures the Belmont Stakes on June 1 1978, in Elmont, N.Y., to capture thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown.
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