Triple Crown of Harness Racing for Trotters

The Triple Crown of Harness Racing for Trotters consists of the following horse races:
  1. Hambletonian, held at the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, New Jersey
  2. Kentucky Futurity, held at The Red Mile in Lexington, Kentucky
  3. Yonkers Trot, held at Yonkers Raceway in Yonkers, New York


Since its inauguration in 1955, eight horses have won the Trotting Triple Crown. They are:
  1. Scott Frost - (1955)
  2. Speedy Scot - (1963)
  3. Ayres - (1964)
  4. Nevele Pride - (1968)
  5. Lindy's Pride - (1969)
  6. Super Bowl - (1972)
  7. Windsong's Legacy - (2004)
  8. Glidemaster - (2006)



The Triple Crown of Horse Racing
United States, Thoroughbred Horses: Kentucky Derby | Preakness Stakes | Belmont Stakes
United States, Harness Racing Pacers: Cane Pace | Messenger Stakes | Little Brown Jug
United States, Harness Racing Trotters: Hambletonian | Yonkers Trot | Kentucky Futurity
United Kingdom: Two Thousand Guineas Stakes | Derby Stakes (also known as Epsom Derby) | St. Leger Stakes
Canada, Thoroughbred Horses: Queen's Plate | Prince of Wales Stakes | Breeders' Stakes
See Also: Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing | Triple Crown of Harness Racing for Pacers | Triple Crown of Harness Racing for Trotters | Triple Tiara of Thoroughbred Racing*
*Series is still under review for races. See page for details on race proposals.


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Harness racing is a form of horse-racing in which the horses race in a specified gait. They usually pull two-wheeled carts called sulkies, although races to saddle (trot monté in French) are still occasionally conducted, especially in Europe.
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The Hambletonian is a United States harness racing event held annually for three-year-old trotting standardbreds. The race is named for the famous trotting horse, Hambletonian 10 (1849-1876), from whose four sons, the lineage of virtually all American standardbred race horses can
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The Meadowlands Racetrack is a horse racing track at the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey, United States. The track hosts both thoroughbred racing and harness racing. It is known popularly in the region as "The Big M.
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Map highlighting East Rutherford's location within Bergen County. Inset: Bergen County's location within New Jersey
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The Kentucky Futurity is a stakes race for three-year-old trotters, held annually at The Red Mile in Lexington, Kentucky since 1893. It is part of the Triple Crown of Harness Racing for Trotters.
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The Red Mile is a horse racing track located in Lexington, KY. The track hosts harness racing, a type of horse racing in which the horses must pull two-wheeled carts called sulkies while racing.
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Lexington, Kentucky

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The Yonkers Trot is a harness race for three-year old trotting standardbreds held at Yonkers Raceway in New York. It is the third leg of the Triple Crown of Harness Racing for Trotters. Originally named the Yonkers Futurity, the mile and 1/16 race was shortened to one mile in 1963.
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Yonkers Raceway is a 12-mile standardbred harness racing dirt track and New York state-approved video-lottery terminal (VLT) racino located at the intersection of Central Park Avenue and Yonkers Avenue (between exits
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Yonkers, New York
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Windsong's Legacy is a standardbred trotting horse who won the Triple Crown of Harness Racing for Trotters in 2004, capturing the Hambletonian, Yonkers Trot and Kentucky Futurity titles. The horse is trained and driven by Trond Smedshammer.
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Glidemaster is a Standardbred trotter who was named the 2006 American Harness Horse of the Year by the U.S. Trotting Association.

Glidemaster captured the Triple Crown of Harness Racing for Trotters in 2006, by virtue of his wins in the Hambletonian, Kentucky
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The term Triple Crown is used in several distinct contexts.

Papal Tiara

The Triple Crown is a term sometimes used to describe the three-tiered crown or tiara named Triregnum formerly used by popes.
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Horse racing is an equestrian sport which has been practiced over the centuries; the chariot races of Roman times are an early example, as is the contest of the steeds of the god Odin and the giant Hrungnir in Norse mythology. It is often inextricably associated with gambling.
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"In God We Trust"   (since 1956)
"E Pluribus Unum"   ("From Many, One"; Latin, traditional)
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The Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing (although sometimes shortened to Triple Crown, the full name is used to avoid possible confusion with other sports) consists of three races for three-year-old thoroughbred horses.
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Location Churchill Downs
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Inaugurated: 1875
Race type Thoroughbred
Website: 2007 Kentucky Derby
Race information
Distance 1¼ miles
Track Dirt, Left-handed
Qualification 3-year-old

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Location Pimlico Race Course
Baltimore, Maryland
Inaugurated: 1873
Race type Thoroughbred
Website: Preakness Stakes
Race information
Distance 1 3/16 miles
Track Dirt, Left-handed
Qualification 3-year-old

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Location Belmont Park
Elmont, New York
Inaugurated: 1867
Race type Thoroughbred
Website: 2007 Belmont Stakes
Race information
Distance 1½ miles
Track Dirt, Left-handed
Qualification 3-year-old
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"In God We Trust"   (since 1956)
"E Pluribus Unum"   ("From Many, One"; Latin, traditional)
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The Triple Crown of Harness Racing for Pacers consists of the following horse races:
  1. Cane Pace, held at Freehold Raceway in Freehold, New Jersey
  2. Little Brown Jug, held at the Delaware County Fair in Delaware, Ohio

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The Cane Pace is a harness horse race run annually since 1955. In 1956 the race joined with the Little Brown Jug and the Messenger Stakes to become the first leg in the Triple Crown of Harness Racing for Pacers.
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The Messenger Stakes is an American harness racing event for 3-year-old pacing horses. It was organized in 1956 at Roosevelt Raceway in Westbury, New York (on suburban Long Island) to join with the Cane Pace and the Little Brown Jug to create the Triple Crown of Harness Racing for
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The Little Brown Jug is a harness race for three-year-old pacing standardbreds hosted by the Delaware County Agricultural Society since 1946 at the County Fairgrounds in Delaware, Ohio. The race takes place every year on the third Thursday after Labor Day.
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Motto
"In God We Trust"   (since 1956)
"E Pluribus Unum"   ("From Many, One"; Latin, traditional)
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The Hambletonian is a United States harness racing event held annually for three-year-old trotting standardbreds. The race is named for the famous trotting horse, Hambletonian 10 (1849-1876), from whose four sons, the lineage of virtually all American standardbred race horses can
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The Yonkers Trot is a harness race for three-year old trotting standardbreds held at Yonkers Raceway in New York. It is the third leg of the Triple Crown of Harness Racing for Trotters. Originally named the Yonkers Futurity, the mile and 1/16 race was shortened to one mile in 1963.
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The Kentucky Futurity is a stakes race for three-year-old trotters, held annually at The Red Mile in Lexington, Kentucky since 1893. It is part of the Triple Crown of Harness Racing for Trotters.
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Motto
"Dieu et mon droit" [2]   (French)
"God and my right"
Anthem
"God Save the Queen" [3]
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