Triple Crown Most Coveted Award: Only Eight Have Accomplished Feat; Derby-Preakness-Belmont Sweep Has Not Been Made Since 1948 by Citation, Daily Racing Form, 1956-05-05


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JEAN BAPTISTE Will carry the colors colorsof of the Mrs L P Tate stable in the theDerby Derby TRIPLE CROWN TROPHIES Kentucky Ierby trophy left Wood lawn Vase Preakness and Belmont trophy Triple Crown trophy lower right hand corner Triple Crown Most Coveted Award Only Eight Have Accomplished Feat FeatDerbyPreaknessBelmont DerbyPreaknessBelmont Sweep Has Not Been Made Since 1948 by Citation CitationBy By JOE HIRSCH HIRSCHCHURCHILL CHURCHILL DOWNS Louisville Ky May 4 Americas three classic races our Triple Crown consist of the Kentucky Derby here at Louisville the Preakness at Pimlico in Baltimore and the Belmont Stakes at New Yorks Belmont Park They are roughly comparable to Englands Two Thousand Guineas at Newmarket the Derby at Epsom and the St Leger at Don caster For a horse t6 win any of these races almost insures that he can go to stud and command a premier fee Should a horse complete a clean sweep of these events he is made as a stallion In addi j tion he also picks up a little spare change in purse money with the Derby worth 125000 and the Preakness and Belmont 100000 each eachSir Sir Barton First to Accomplish Feat a Small wonder then that the Triple Crown has become racings most soughtafter prize And let it be noted that in its 80 years of existence only eight threeyear olds have been able to get the job done Our Triple Crown came into being with the first running of the Derby in 1875f but it was not until 1919 a span of 44 years that commander J K L Ross Sir Barton was able to win all three events In 1930 William Woodward Srs Great Gallant Fox turned the trick and it was another Wood ¬ ward horse Omaha that won them all in 1935 Samuel D Riddles War Admiral did it in 1937 Calumets Whirlaway in 1941 Mrs John D Hertzs Count Fleet in 1943 King Ranchs Assault in 1946 and Cal ¬ umets Citation the last threeway victor in 1948 1948The The Thoroughbred Racing Associations now pYesent a triangular trophy designed by Cartiers to owners of Triple Crown win ¬ ners This past winter in Miami at the TRAs annual convention at the Fountaine bleu a packed grand ballroom applauded as newsreel clips flashed the story of Count Fleets magnificent victories in the Derby the Preakness and the Belmont then rose cheering as TRA president Amory Haskell HaskellContinued Continued on Page 47 D Triple Crown Most Coveted Award in Thoroughbred Sport SportContinued Continued from Page 18D 18Dhanded handed the beautiful silver vase to John and Fanny Hertz At this years conven ¬ tion a similar award will be made to Rob ¬ ert Kleberg for Assaults great triumphs Is there a Triple Crown winner in to ¬ days field The first act of this absorbing drama will unfold for you when Fred Capossella says Theyre off

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