Recognize Any Of These Names?
Some of the names on this list are just as famous as the horses that actually won the triple crown! Do you remember these guys? I remember Silver Charm(1997) and all the others mentioned after him.
Burgoo King- 1932- The first horse to win the Derby and the Preakness ( didn’t enter the Belmont)
Bold Venture- 1936- Didn’t enter the Belmont
Pensive-1944- The first horse to run all three races, but not win the Belmont
Tim Tam-1958- Injured in the home stretch of the Belmont, came in 2nd
Carry Back-1961-Favored to win the Belmont, but came in 15 lengths behind the winner
Northern Dancer-1964-First Canadian racehorse to win the derby, never lost a race until the Belmont
Kauai King-1966-Finished 4th in the Belmont
Forward Pass-1968-Only won the KY Derby by another horses disqualification. Was 2nd by 1 length in the Belmont
Majestic Prince-1969 -First horse to win the derby and Preakness undefeated, ended his winning streak coming in 2nd in the Belmont
Canonero II- 1979- His pursuit of horse racing history was ost when he ran 4th in the Belmont
Spectacular Bid-1981- Won 26 of 30 races, but did not win the Belmont
Alysheba-1987- Lost the Belmont to a horse who had collided with him in the derby
Sunday Silence-1989- Was still voted horse of the year even after winning the Belmont
Silver Charm-1997- Lost the Belmont by a half of a length
Real Quiet-1998- Lost by the smallest margin in Belmont history, four inches
Charismatic-1999- Died unexpectedly before the Belmont
War Emblem-2002- Got off to a bad start and couldn’t recover to win the Belmont
Funny Cide-2003- Finished third in the Belmont behind two horses that did not run in the Derby and Preakness
Smarty Jones-2004- Didn’t win the Belmont and then never raced again.
Big Brown-2008- Ran in the Belmont with a cracked hoof, but failed to finish the race.
I’ll Have Another-2012-Didn’t run in the Belmont due to a tendon injury.
California Chrome- 2014- Got stepped on as he exited the gate and finished fourth.