Triple Crown
of 1880
1879 1881

May 18, 1880 KENTUCKY DERBY1 1/2 miles
Time: 2:37 1/2 track dusty$3,800 to winner
runner desc pedigree odds
1stFONSO ch.c.King Alfonso -- Weatherwitch (GB) x Weatherbit (GB)7-to-1
2ndKIMBALL ch.c.Buckden (GB) -- Meta H. x Harry of the West 3-to-5 (fav)
3rdBANCROFT ch.c.Bonnie Scotland (GB) -- Planchette x Brown Dick n/a
4th BOULEVARD ch.c.Bonnie Scotland (GB) -- Mariposa x Jack Malone n/a
5th QUITO b.c.King Alfonso -- Crucifix x Lexington n/a

MARGINS: 1 - 3 - 1/2
NOTES - Nicknamed The Dust Derby , estimates of up to 5 inches of dust over the track.


May 28, 1880 PREAKNESS STAKES1 1/2 miles
Time: 2:40 1/2 track good$2,050 to winner
runner desc pedigree odds
1stGRENADA b.c.King Alfonso -- Mattie Gross x Lexington 7-to-10 (fav) (a)
2ndODEN br.c. Vauxhall -- Maudina x Australian (GB)n/a
3rdEMILY F. ch.f. Kingfisher -- Bonnie Doon x Balrownie (GB)n/a
4th TURFMAN b.c.Revolver -- Regards x Australian (GB)n/a
5th JUDGE MURRAY b.c.Vauxhall -- Emma x Australian (GB)7-to-10 (fav) (a)

MARGINS: 3/4 - 8 - n/a


June 8, 1880 BELMONT STAKES1 1/2 miles
Time: 2:47 track good$2,800 to winner
runner desc pedigree odds
1stGRENADA b.c.King Alfonso -- Mattie Gross x Lexington 0.50 (fav)
2ndFERNCLIFFE ch.c.Leamington (GB) -- Nellie Ransom x Jack Malone 2.00
3rdTURENNE ch.c.Kingfisher -- Tocques (FR) x Monarque (FR)20.00
4th ODEN br.c. Vauxhall -- Maudina x Australian (GB)10.00

MARGINS: neck - 4 - 20


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