Triple Crown
of 1878
1877 1879

May 21, 1878 KENTUCKY DERBY1 1/2 miles
Time: 2:37 1/4 track dusty$4,050 to winner
runner desc pedigree odds
1stDAY STAR ch.c.Star Davis -- Squeeze 'Em x Lexington 3-to-1
2ndHIMYAR b.c.Alarm -- Hira x Lexington n/a (fav)
3rdLEVELER b.c.Lever -- Slyboots x Rivoli n/a
4th SOLICITOR br.c. Enquirer -- Sallie x Lexington n/a
5th McHENRY ch.c.Enquirer -- Ontario x Bonnie Scotland (GB)n/a
6th RESPOND b.c.Enquirer -- Bonnie May x Bonnie Scotland (GB)n/a
7th BURGUNDY ch.c.Bonnie Scotland (GB) -- La Bluette x Australian (GB)n/a
8th EARL OF BEACONSFIELD ch.c.Enquirer -- Geneura x Lexington n/a
9th CHARLEY BUSH ch.c.John Morgan -- Anna Bush x Lexington n/a

MARGINS: 1 - 2 - neck
McHENRY was later named McGREGOR.


May 27, 1878 PREAKNESS STAKES1 1/2 miles
Time: 2:41 3/4 track good$2,150 to winner
runner desc pedigree odds
1stDUKE OF MAGENTA b.c.Lexington -- Magenta x Yorkshire (GB)2-to-5 (fav)
2ndBAYARD ch.g. Bonnie Scotland (GB) -- Benecia x Jack Malone n/a
3rdALBERT ch.g. Australian (GB) -- Queen Victoria x Lexington n/a

MARGINS: 6 - 6


June 8, 1878 BELMONT STAKES1 1/2 miles
Time: 2:43 1/2 track muddy$3,950 to winne
runner desc pedigree odds
1stDUKE OF MAGENTA b.c.Lexington -- Magenta x Yorkshire (GB)0.70 (fav)
2ndBRAMBLE b.c.Bonnie Scotland (GB) -- Ivy Leaf x Australian (GB)8.00
3rdSPARTAN b.c.Lexington -- Lulu Horton x Albion (GB)1.50 (a)
4th BAYARD ch.g. Bonnie Scotland (GB) -- Benecia x Jack Malone 1.50 (a)
5th DANICHEFF ch.c.Glenelg -- Salina x Lexington 2.33
6th MANHATTAN ch.c.Lexington -- Verona x Yorkshire (GB)10.00

MARGINS: 2 - 3 - n/a


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