2017 Triple Crown Race Dates

The Kentucky Derby
Churchill Downs - May 6, 2017
The Preakness Stakes
Pimlico - May 20, 2017
The Belmont Stakes
Belmont Park - June 10, 2017

The 2016 Belmont Stakes Winner is Creator

Gray is the “in” color at Belmont this year.  Three gray colts lead by the Belmont Stakes winner Creator took win, place, and show in the 2016 edition of the third jewel in the Triple Crown.belmont winner creator

Creator, who went off at 16-1, came from deep in the pack to chase down and barely edge of Destin at the wire.  The favorite and Preakness winner, Exaggerator, finished 11th but was held back by jockey Kent Desormeaux once he knew his horse was not going to win back-to-back Triple Crown races.

This was the first Triple Crown race victory for jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. who is one of the nation’s leading riders.

A different horse won each leg on the Triple Crown this season.  A much different result than last year with American Pharoah.  But each race was still exciting and had its own drama.

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