Winning the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Horse Racing is one of the rarest accomplishments in sports. It takes the right horse, the right jockey, and a little bit of luck to be one of the Triple Crown winners.
Only 13 times has a horse won the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing. Justify won in 2018 giving trainer Bob Baffert the most recent two. When American Pharoah won in 2015 he became the first winner since 1978. That 37 year winless drought was the longest in the history of this award.
Here is the list of Triple Crown winners…
|1919||Sir Barton||Johnny Loftus||H. Guy Bedwell|
|1930||Gallant Fox||Earl Sande||Jim Fitzsimmons|
|1935||Omaha||Willie Saunders||Jim Fitzsimmons|
|1937||War Admiral||Charley Kurtsinger||George H. Conway|
|1941||Whirlaway||Eddie Arcaro||Ben A. Jones|
|1943||Count Fleet||Johnny Longden||Don Cameron|
|1946||Assault||Warren Mehrtens||Max Hirsch|
|1948||Citation||Eddie Arcaro||Horace A. Jones|
|1973||Secretariat||Ron Turcotte||Lucien Laurin|
|1977||Seattle Slew||Jean Cruguet||William H. Turner, Jr.|
|1978||Affirmed||Steve Cauthen||Laz Barrera|
|2015||American Pharoah||Victor Espinoza||Bob Baffert|
|2018||Justify||Mike E. Smith||Bob Baffert|