Top 10 Race Horses That Have Won the Triple Crown

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The Top Ten

1 Secretariat Secretariat Secretariat was an American Thoroughbred racehorse who, in 1973, became the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years.

Secretariat was my choice of race horses before I knew anything about horses. In the 1970's I was a young kid, but I knew right from the first time I saw this Great horse that I was on to something, and I was right. I get a smile on my face every time I hear about Secretariat.

Secretariat was the best Race horse ever, he still holds the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Belmont fastest times ever for 42 years! A true athlete that never would lose in the big races. Secretariat's win in the Belmont was the greatest horse race ever! He won and was so far out in front that he ran against himself. Simply the best!

Won 19 of 22. Never really had a legitimate lose. Lost one due to illness, one to disqualification in a controversey, and one because he was fouled but not called. Belmont stakes speaks for itself. After 40 something years, still holds records for the big 3.

There have been many great race horses, but only a single one that bordered on supernatural: Secretariat.

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2 American Pharoah American Pharoah American Pharoah is an American Thoroughbred racehorse who won the American Triple Crown and the Breeders' Cup Classic in 2015. In winning all four races, he became the first horse to win the "Grand Slam" of American horse racing.

6th best time in Belmont, and 1st horse to win Grand Slam. Also, never even went as fast as he could, except for The Kentucky Derby. What a great horse, and is the BEST horse born since 2000. (better than Arrogate). But Secretariat, Citation, and Seattle Slew were better than him, but Pharoah is top 15 of all time now.

Horse that ended the thirty seven year drought

From start to finish, he just ran undisturbed

As much as I love American Pharoah for being such a sweet, people-loving horse and great competitor…I don't think he should be above greats like Seattle Slew and War Admiral. - eventer51314

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3 Seattle Slew Seattle Slew Seattle Slew was an American Thoroughbred race horse who won the Triple Crown in 1977—the tenth of twelve horses to accomplish the feat.

A horse at my barn (Little Bitty Slew) is either the daughter or granddaughter of him

Great horse! Mine was the granddaughter of him and she was a great racehorse. He had it in his blood.

Walter Farley said he'd found his real life Black Stallion in Seattle Slew. - eventer51314

So good

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4 Citation Citation

The greatest ever after Squanderer

How can he not be number 2. I don't know if secretariat could have ran as many races as a 3 year old and one between Preakness and still won the Belmont

Your so rude putting so many amazing horses under 5th place 😡

5 War Admiral War Admiral War Admiral was an American thoroughbred racehorse, best known as the fourth winner of the American Triple Crown and Horse of the Year in 1937, and rival of Seabiscuit in the 'Match Race of the Century' in 1938. During his career toward the end of the Great Depression, War Admiral won 21 of his 26 starts ...read more.

Love him to death. - Gatsby

6 Whirlaway

The most overlooked horse of all-tine

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7 Assault
8 Affirmed Affirmed V 1 Comment
9 Sir Barton Sir Barton
10 Gallant Fox Gallant Fox

The Contenders

11 Omaha
12 CountFleet V 1 Comment
13 Pharoah
14 Northern Dancer Northern Dancer Northern Dancer was a Canadian-bred Thoroughbred racehorse who won the 1964 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes and became one of the most successful sires of the 20th century.

Northern dancer is my choice because till today all those horses which run in a derby are anyway connected to him. His bloodline simply proves itself on the racetrack and since last 6 years every winning horse in Indian derby has Northern Dancer as an ancestor!

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