Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing

U.S. racehorse honor: winning Kentucky Derby + Preakness + Belmont Stakes

In the United States, the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, commonly known as the Triple Crown, is a title awarded to a three-year-old Thoroughbred horse who wins the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes.

Justify, the 13th winner, at the 2018 Preakness Stakes.

Secretariat holds the stakes record time for each of the three races. His time of 2:24 for ​1 12 miles in the 1973 Belmont Stakes also set a world record that still stands.[1]


  1. "Secretariat remains No. 1 name in racing". ESPN. Retrieved July 22, 2015.