Photos: Triple Crown Winners, From An Age Long Past The Triple Crown is considered the greatest achievement in horse racing, but no horse has accomplished this feat since Affirmed in 1978. Meet him and the very few champions who came before.
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Photos: Triple Crown Winners, From An Age Long Past

The Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes make up the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing. It's considered the greatest achievement in horse racing and no horse has accomplished this feat since Affirmed in 1978.

Meet him and the very few champions who came before.