When he won the 1930 Travers, he defeated "seemingly unbeatable" Triple Crown winner Gallant Fox by 8 lengths. The stakes race bearing his name is run each year at Saratoga as a prep for the Travers Stakes.
The Maryland farm produced a string of great champions, from Gallant Fox to Omaha and Nashua.
The Blood-Horse hits its stride as the Triple Crown takes hold
Who had the most impressive performances? Who prevailed over the toughest fields? Look for the results in the upcoming special Year-in-Review Dec. 26/Jan. 2 double issue of Blood-Horse.
When it's all said and done, American Pharoah will be known as a Triple Crown winner -- those three words say it all -- but make no mistake, a victory in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) would add to that legacy.
American Pharoah's fall adds to the mystique of the Spa. read blog
Triple Crown winner War Admiral's name appears eight times in American Pharoah's pedigree.
Click on a Triple Crown winner to read from the historical pages of Blood-Horse. View Interactive
Relive the exciting campaigns of all the Triple Crown champions with photos, retrospectives, and on-site accounts of their Belmont Stakes (gr. I) victories from the pages of The Blood-Horse.
Relive the exciting campaigns of all the Triple Crown champions with photos, retrospectives, and on-site accounts of their Belmont Stakes (gr. I) victories from the pages of The Blood-Horse. View Interactive
Honoring the eleven horses who have captured the Triple Crown. View Slideshow
- By Steve Haskin
All were considered champions in their respective divisions; all are in the Hall of Fame. But there is one name that rarely gets mentioned, and that is terribly unfortunate, for he was without a doubt one of the toughest. read blog
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In the second of 11 installments on previous Triple Crown winners, a look at how The Blood-Horse magazine covered the 1930 Belmont Stakes victory of Gallant Fox.
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
Holy Bull winner Saratoga Sinner is the first stakes winner from Harlan's Holiday's 2nd crop.
The 3-year-old colt won the marathon by 10 lengths Dec. 29 at Aqueduct, denying Successful Affair's bid to repeat.
Winning Move Stable's Successful Affair will attempt to defend his title in the $75,000 Gallant Fox Handicap, the 5-year-old gelding will take on five challengers Dec. 29 at Aqueduct.
April 26, 1930
On Sunday, John Salzman, trainer of Xtra Heat, will be represented in Grade 3, $100,000-added Cowdin, this time by a colt named Run Production.
Roddy J. Valente's Coyote Lakes ran past Top Official in deep stretch to win the 1 5/8-mile Gallant Fox Handicap (gr. III) for the second time in 2001. The 7-year-old Society Max gelding previously won the race on New Year's Day 2001.
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