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Photo of Seattle Slew's 'Triple Crown Trophy' on loan during a traveling display at Pimlico Race Course

The Triple Crown Trophy is a silver trophy awarded to the winner of the United States Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing. The Triple Crown trophy has come to represent the pinnacle achievement in horseracing. Commissioned in 1950 by the Thoroughbred Racing Association, artisans at the world-famous Cartier Jewelry Company were charged with creating not just a trophy, but a true work of art. The result was a three-sided vase, each face equally representing the three jewels of the crown, intending to capture the spirit of horseracing's most sought after, and rarest, honor. The three sides are engraved with specific information from each of the three races; the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes. Upon completion of the first trophy it was awarded to the 1948 Triple Crown Winner Citation. Each year thereafter, retroactive trophies were presented to the first eight winners of the Triple Crown in reverse order until all of the previous winners or their heirs were awarded.[1]

A trio of graded stakes for 3-year-olds on the Triple Crown trail was contested on Feb. 6, and all three races – two of which offered 17 Kentucky Derby qualifying points on a 10-4-2-1 basis to. The Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, often shortened to Triple Crown, comprises three races for three-year-old Thoroughbred horses. Winning all three of these Thoroughbred horse races is considered the greatest accomplishment in Thoroughbred racing. The term originated in mid-19th-century England and nations where Thoroughbred racing is.

Today the Triple Crown Trophy is a permanent trophy awarded to the winner with information pertaining to each race engraved on corresponding sides. When not on tour during the live running of the royal trio of races, the trophy is on public display at the Kentucky Derby Museum in Louisville, Kentucky.

In addition to the Triple Crown Trophy, winners of the Kentucky Derby are given the Kentucky Derby Trophy, a solid gold trophy worth in excess of $90,000; winners of the Preakness Stakes are presented the Woodlawn Vase in a national TV ceremony and given a solid silver replica worth in excess of $30,000 for permanent possession; winners of the Belmont Stakes are presented the August Belmont Trophy and given a silver tray for their permanent possession. Only five colts have been awarded all four trophies in the same year: Secretariat (1973), Seattle Slew (1977), Affirmed (1978), American Pharoah (2015), and Justify (2018).

Triple Crown Trophy winners[edit]

YearWinning horse
1977Seattle Slew
2015American Pharoah

See also[edit]

Triple Crown Races 2015 Schedule


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SVREL adds two new races as part of Triple Crown

Thursday, February 25, 2021

The promoting company Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL) has made yet another change to this year's racing calender as two new races have been added to the traditional preparation races for the Classics, dubbed The Road to the Triple Crown.

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The races are The Portmore, a Grade Two event for native-bred fillies only, and The Kingston, also a Grade Two event for colts and geldings. Both races will run over 7 ½ furlongs (1,500m) with purses of $3 million each. Betrally apk. The Portmore is set for Saturday, May 1 and The Kingston is set for Saturday, May 8.

Denzil Miller, racing secretary at SVREL, made the announcement at a press conference held at Caymanas Park yesterday.

“We're pleased to present the races for the 2021 Road to the Triple Crown, as well as the Triple Crown series. However, this year we are adding flavour to the Triple Crown preparatory line-up by adding two brand new races to the series and we are very excited about the inaugural running of the events,” Miller said.

The other series of races in The Road to the Triple Crown have remained the same.

The Hotline Stakes (fillies only) and Sir Howard Stakes (colts and geldings) run at six furlongs (1,200m) will be staged on March 13 and March 14, respectively. Purses for both races are $1.75 million each.

The seven-furlong (1,400m) Thornbird Stakes (fillies) is set for April 3, while the Prince Consort Stakes (colts and geldings), also at seven furlongs, will run on April 5. Purses for both races are $2.25 million each.

The Triple Crown series launches in June, with the four premier races that fans anticipate and horsemen aspire to dominate each year.

The Jamaica 1000 Guineas (fillies only) and the 2000 Guineas for colts and geldings competed for over one mile (1,600m), which carry purses valued at $3.75 million, will be run on the weekend of June 5 and June 6, respectively.

The 10-furlong (2,000m) Jamaica St Leger has a purse of $4.5 million and is scheduled for July 3, while the prestigious 101st running of the Jamaica Derby over 12 furlongs (2,400m) will run on August 6, Independence Day. The purse for the Derby is $7.5 million.

The 2021 Road to the Triple Crown and Triple Crown series of races have garnered a total of approximately $33.5 million in purses.

— Ruddy Allen

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