Triple Crown Trivia

It's one of the toughest feats in all of sports. How much do you know about horse racing's triple crown?

Quiz

It's one of the toughest feats in all of sports. How much do you know about horse racing's triple crown?

1. Who was the oldest jockey to win the Kentucky Derby?

  • Bill Shoemaker
  • Eddie Arcaro
  • Angel Cordero, Jr.

2. Which Triple Crown race has been run the longest?

  • Kentucky Derby
  • Preakness Stakes
  • Belmont Stakes

3. Who was the first horse to win the three Triple Crown races?

  • Gallant Fox
  • Omaha
  • Sir Barton

4. When did the three races become the Triple Crown?

  • In 1930, when a sports writer used the term to refer to Gallant Fox's victory in the three prestigious races.
  • In 1920, when racing promoters needed to convince owners to run their horses against Man O'War.
  • In 1937, to revive interest in horse racing during the Depression.

5. The winner of the Kentucky Derby—the "Run for the Roses"—is draped in a blanket of roses. The horse who wins the Belmont is draped in blanket of what?

  • Tiger lilies
  • Black-eyed Susans
  • White carnations

6. The Preakness winner's colors are painted on which object at Maryland's Pimlico race course:

  • The weathervane
  • The bleachers
  • The front gate

7. From shortest to longest, what is the order of the Triple Crown races?

  • Belmont Stakes, Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes
  • Preakness Stakes, Kentucky Derby, Belmont Stakes
  • Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, Belmont Stakes

8. How many trainers have won more than one Triple Crown?

  • None
  • One
  • Two

9. Who was the last filly to win a Triple Crown race?

  • Rags to Riches
  • Winning Colors
  • Mine That Bird

10. How many horses have won the Triple Crown?

  • 6
  • 11
  • 13

Your Results:

1. Who was the oldest jockey to win the Kentucky Derby?
Bill Shoemaker

2. Which Triple Crown race has been run the longest?
Belmont Stakes

3. Who was the first horse to win the three Triple Crown races?
Sir Barton

4. When did the three races become the Triple Crown?
In 1930, when a sports writer used the term to refer to Gallant Fox's victory in the three prestigious races.

5. The winner of the Kentucky Derby—the "Run for the Roses"—is draped in a blanket of roses. The horse who wins the Belmont is draped in blanket of what?
White carnations

6. The Preakness winner's colors are painted on which object at Maryland's Pimlico race course:
The weathervane

7. From shortest to longest, what is the order of the Triple Crown races?
Preakness Stakes, Kentucky Derby, Belmont Stakes

8. How many trainers have won more than one Triple Crown?
Two

9. Who was the last filly to win a Triple Crown race?
Mine That Bird

10. How many horses have won the Triple Crown?
11

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