Triple Crown
of 1897
1896 1898

May 12, 1897 KENTUCKY DERBY1 1/4 miles
Time: 2:12 1/2 track heavy$5,000 to winner
runner desc pedigree odds
1stTYPHOON II ch.c.Top Gallant (GB) -- Dolly Varden x Glenelg 3.00
2ndORNAMENT ch.c.Order (GB) -- Victorine x Onandaga 1.00 (fav)
3rdDR. CATLETT ch.c.Candlemas (GB) -- Allerna x King Alfonso 4.00
4th DR. SHEPPARD b.c.Buchanan -- Voltine x Volturno n/a
5th GOSHEN b.c.Glenelg -- Duchess May x Virgil 16.00
6th BEN BROWN b.c.Belvidere -- Mrs. Gossip (GB) x Albert Edward (GB)n/a

MARGINS: neck - 20 - 4


June 8, 1897 PREAKNESS STAKES1 1/16 miles
Time: 1:51 1/4 track sloppy$1,500 to winner
runner desc pedigree odds
1stPAUL KAUVAR b.c.Pirate of Penzance (GB) -- Spirit x Australian (GB)6.00
2ndELKINS b.c.Uncas -- Laetitia (GB) x Hilarious (GB)3.00
3rdON DECK ch.c.Whistle Jacket (GB) -- Semper Paratus x Stratford 1.60 (fav)
4th FREE LANCE ch.c.Cavalier (GB) -- Lady Alice x Babcock 25.00
5th RENSSELAER ch.c.Hayden Edwards -- The Belle x Rayon d'Or (FR)3.50
6th CALDRON bk.c. Calvados (GB) -- Dareka x Darebin (AUS)25.00
7th CHUM b.c.Maxim (NZ) -- School Girl x Pat Malloy 20.00
DNF ROTTERDAM ch.c.Rotherhill (GB) -- Bendova (IRE) x Ben Battle (GB)15.00

MARGINS: 1 1/2 - 4 - n/a
NOTE - Rotterdam was judged to be lame at the post and was withdrawn.


May 29, 1897 BELMONT STAKES1 3/8 miles
Time: 2:23 1/4 track fast$3,550 to winner
runner desc pedigree odds
1stSCOTTISH CHIEFTAIN br.c. Inverness (GB) -- Miss Darebin x Darebin (AUS)1.80 (a)
2ndON DECK ch.c.Whistle Jacket (GB) -- Semper Paratus x Stratford 12.00
3rdOCTAGON ch.c.Rayon d'Or (FR) -- Ortegal (GB) x Bend Or (GB)1.00 (fav) (b)
4th HOROSCOPE ch.c.Amphion (GB) -- Fair Vision (GB) x Touchet (GB)8.00
5th DON DE ORO ch.c.Rayon d'Or (FR) -- Bella Donna (GB) x Hermit (GB)1.00 (fav) (b)
6th OGDEN (GB) br.c. Kilwarlin -- Oriole (GB) x Bend Or (GB)1.80 (a)

MARGINS: 1 - 4 - n/a


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