Triple Crown (horse racing)

Triple Crown (horse racing)

About Triple Crown (horse racing)

The Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing (although sometimes shortened to Triple Crown, the full name is used to avoid possible confusion with other sports) consists of three races for three-year-old Thoroughbred horses. Winning all three of these Thoroughbred horse races is considered the greatest accomplishment of a Thoroughbred racehorse. The term originated in mid-19th century England. However, different nations where thoroughbred racing is popular each have their own Triple Crown series.

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