Triple Crown
of 1879
1878 1880

May 20, 1879 KENTUCKY DERBY1 1/2 miles
Time: 2:37 track fast$3,600 to winner
runner desc pedigree odds
1stLORD MURPHY b.c.Pat Malloy -- Wenonah x Capt. Elgee 11-to-10 (fav)
2ndFALSETTO b.c.Enquirer -- Farfaletta x Australian (GB)n/a
3rdSTRATHMORE b.c.Waverly -- Brenna x Knight of St. George (IRE)n/a
4th TRINIDAD br.c. Australian (GB) -- Bonnet x Lexington n/a
5th ADA GLENN ch.f. Glenelg -- Catina x Australian (GB)n/a
6th ONE DIME ch.c.Wanderer -- Swift x Scythian (GB)n/a
7th GENERAL PIKE b.c.Longfellow -- Nannie McNairy x Jeff Davis n/a
8th BUCKNER ch.c.Buckden (GB) -- Tick x Monte n/a
9th WISSAHICKON b.f. Leamington (GB) -- Sarong x Lexington n/a

MARGINS: 1 - 1 - 2
LORD MURPHY was known earlier as PATMUS. BUCKNER was alternately known as BUCKTIE.


May 24, 1879 PREAKNESS STAKES1 1/2 miles
Time: 2:40 1/2 track fast$2,600 to winner
runner desc pedigree odds
1stHAROLD ch.c.Leamington (GB) -- Maggie B.B. x Australian (GB)1-to-6 (fav)
2ndJERICHO ch.c.Revolver -- Skylight x Lexington n/a
3rdROCHESTER b.c.Vauxhall -- Heatherbelle x Balrownie (GB)n/a
4th VIRGINIAN ch.c.Alroy -- Mary Minor x Planet n/a
5th CEDRIC br.g. Saxon (GB) -- Fanny Ludlow x Eclipse (GB)n/a
6th BOARDMAN b.g. Bonnie Scotland (GB) -- Woodbine x Censor or Kentucky n/a

MARGINS: 3 - n/a - n/a


June 5, 1879 BELMONT STAKES1 1/2 miles
Time: 2:42 3/4 track slow$4,250 to winner
runner desc pedigree odds
1stSPENDTHRIFT ch.c.Australian (GB) -- Aerolite x Lexington 1.00 (fav)
2ndMONITOR ch.c.Glenelg -- Minx x Lexington 3.00
3rdJERICHO ch.c.Revolver -- Skylight x Lexington 8.00
4th ROCHESTER b.c.Vauxhall -- Heatherbelle x Balrownie (GB)10.00
5th PAWNEE ch.c.Leamington (GB) -- Maiden x Lexington 8.00
6th HAROLD ch.c.Leamington (GB) -- Maggie B.B. x Australian (GB)1.25

MARGINS: 5 - 4 - 10


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