Only Seventeen Have Won Both Preakness, Belmont: Native Dancer Could Add Name To Distinctive List Tomorrow, Daily Racing Form, 1953-06-13


view raw text

Only Seventeen Have Won Both Preakness Belmont BelmontNative Native Dancer Could Add Name To Distinctive List Tomorrow TomorrowBELMONT BELMONT PARK Elmont L I N Y June 12 Another year at least must pass before an American thoroughbred can as ¬ cend the Triple Crown throne throneNative Native Dancer and Dark Star ruined each others chances for that honor When Dark Star won the Kentucky Derby ad ¬ ministering to Native Dancer the f irst and only defeat ot his career to date Alfred G Vanderbilts colt was eliminated as a Triple Crown possibility possibilityThree Three weeks later Native Dancer had his revenge Winning the Preakness Stakes with his erstwhile conqueror finishing a distant fifth he did unto Dark Star what Dark Star had done unto him so far as Triple Crown pretensions are concerned concernedDark Dark Star has been retired so is out of the Belmont BelmontThe The best Native Dancer can do now in the classic series is register a Preakness Belmont double That is no small distinc ¬ tion in itself Since 1875 only eight thor ¬ oughbreds have worn the Triple Crown Sir Barton 1919 Gallant Fox 1930 Omaha 1935 War Admiral 1937 Whirla ¬ way 1941 Count Fleet 1943 Assault 1946 and Citation 1948 1948Only Only nine others have succeeded in win ¬ ning both the Preakness and Belmont They were Cloverbrook 1877 Duke of Ma ¬ genta 1878 Grenada 1880 Saunterer 1881 Belmar 1895 Man o War 1920 Pillory 1922 Bimelech 1940 and Capot 1949 Most of these notably Man o War did not start in the Derby The exceptions were Bimelech and Capot each finishing second in the Kentucky classic

Persistent Link:
Local Identifier: drf1953061301_4_2
Library of Congress Record: