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U.S. Triple Crown Horses

Name the horses that have won the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes.
Last updated: June 10, 2018
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Year
Hint
Horse
2018
Rationalize
Justify
2015
Egypt
American Pharoah
1978
Said Yes
Affirmed
1977
Puget Sound
Seattle Slew
1973
Office Worker
Secretariat
1948
Traffic Violation
Citation
1946
Certain Crime
Assault
Year
Hint
Horse
1943
Say Numbers Quicky
Count Fleet
1941
Spin
Whirlaway
1937
Navy Honcho
War Admiral
1935
Great Plains
Omaha
1930
Brave Animal
Gallant Fox
1919
Knight
Sir Barton
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level 67
Jun 7, 2015
better clue for omaha would have been steaks...maybe oracle....maybe creighton...great plains? when one thinks of great plains, omaha is probably not in the top 100 things of which come to mind when one thinks of great plains
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level ∞
Jun 7, 2015
The point of the clue isn't to give you the answer, but just to give you a nudge in the right direction.
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level 67
Jun 8, 2015
i understand that..but great plains is a useful hint..may as well have just not given a clue at all
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level 80
Jun 8, 2015
It gave me the nudge I needed. Can't say for sure if Steaks would have, but Oracle would probably have made me think databases, to silicon valley, to California Chrome, which vied for the crown last year.
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level 75
Sep 3, 2018
I got "Said Yes" right by a lucky guess. Never heard of the horse.
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level 60
Jun 7, 2015
Haha, I appreciate that the quiz doesn't accept the correct spelling of "pharaoh" since "American Pharoah" is the way it's spelled, albeit unintentional when the horse was named.
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level ∞
Jun 7, 2015
I didn't even notice it was misspelled. I always have trouble with that word. In any case, both versions will work now.
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level 15
Jun 7, 2015
Love the clues. I was surprised to discover how many names were tucked away in my brain somewhere, even though I would have had no idea, if you were to directly ask me, for example, who won the TC in 1977.
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level 66
Jun 8, 2015
I used to know these, but it's been so long since I thought about it. Sad that I did as poorly as I did. :(
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level 80
Jun 9, 2015
Fascinating that a few of the most famous horses of all time (Man o' War, Seabiscuit, Native Dancer) didn't accomplish this feat. I guess there's a lot more to horse racing (or at least there used to be) than just the Triple Crown races.
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level 74
Jun 9, 2015
Man o' War's owner didn't run him in the Kentucky Derby. The "triple crown" didn't exist back then, and the Kentucky Derby wasn't considered as important as it is today. Man o' War's owner didn't like racing in Kentucky and kept him racing mainly in the east. Native Dancer was fouled twice in the Kentucky Derby and couldn't recover the lead. As for Seabiscuit, the lesson of his story would be to never share a birth year with Man o' War's son, War Admiral.
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level 73
Jun 12, 2015
Why is it that race horses always have to have incredibly weird offbeat names? Who started that tradition? And why has it persisted for over a century? Don't rich people ever get tired of naming their horses things like... Tutenkhamen's Raspberry? Topaz Ballad? Loading Zone? Lingerie Stain? Rusty Alternator? Precocious Ottoman? Cheezwhiz? ... I mean... what the hell? Are they trying to give the horses low self esteem so they feel they need to run faster to prove themselves?
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level 70
Oct 13, 2016
I'd name my horse Frank or Bob just so the call down the back stretch would sound really silly. And then, of course, there's always Hoof-Hearted. (one of the funniest calls I've ever heard)
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level 44
Dec 20, 2017
How about Donkey Oatey? There actually is or was a racehorse by that name.
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level 74
Jun 12, 2018
Some people name their horses after a famous sire - War Admiral was the son of Man o' War. I had a co-worker whose horse was a descendant of Bold Ruler and they named it something that included Bold in the name. Horses often have a "birth name" but have to change it for racing - Big Red became Secretariat. Mostly it's because of the Jockey Club rules. http://social.derbyexperiences.com/bid/202895/the-rules-of-naming-a-race-horse
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level 73
Jul 11, 2018
Ander, your range of knowledge never ceases to amaze me. You must be the "coolest Granny" in the world. You make me a little prouder to be from SEMO.
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level 36
Jun 10, 2018
Yeah!! We have one to add today!! Justify 2018
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level 51
Jun 12, 2018
We had a horse here in Australia a few years back called Horsey McHorseface. Greatest name ever. Only won one race - sadly it passed away at 4, sometime last year I think.