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Sir Barton

 
 

Pedigree: Starshoot- Lady Sterling(Hanover)

Owner: J.K.L. Ross

Trainer: H. Guy Bedwell

 

Record 31: 13-6-5
Earnings $116,857

 

$20.95

 

SIR BARTON - IN 1919 BECAME THE 1st TRIPLE CROWN WINNER

Ross placed Sir Barton in the hands of trainer H. Guy Bedwell and jockey Johnny Loftus. At three, he made his season debut as a maiden in the Kentucky Derby. He was supposed to be the rabbit for his highly regarded stablemate, a horse named Billy Kelly. However, it was Sir Barton who led the field of 12 horses from start to finish, winning the race by five lengths. Just four days later, the horse was in Baltimore and won the Preakness Stakes, beating Eternal. Again he led all the way. He then won the Withers Stakes in New York and shortly thereafter completed the first Triple Crown in U.S. history by easily winning the Belmont Stakes, setting an American record for the mile and three-eighths race, the distance for the Belmont at the time. Amazingly, Sir Barton's four wins were accomplished in a space of just 32 days. He was voted the 1919 Horse of the Year, American racing's highest honor.

He was inducted into the U.S. racing Hall of Fame in 1957.

Kentucky Derby (1919)
Preakness Stakes (1919)
Belmont Stakes (1919)
Potomac Handicap (1919)
Withers Stakes (1919)
Saratoga Handicap (1920)
Merchants and Citizens Handicap (1920)

1st U.S. Triple Crown Champion (1919)
United States Champion 3-Yr-Old Colt (1919)
United States Horse of the Year (1919)