Triple Crown
of 1959
1958 1960

May 2, 1959 KENTUCKY DERBY1 1/4 miles
Time: 2:01 1/5 track fast$119,650 to winner
runner desc pedigree odds
1stTOMY LEE (GB) b.c.Tudor Minstrel (GB) -- Auld Alliance (GB) x Brantome (FR)3.70
2ndSWORD DANCER ch.c.Sunglow -- Highland Fling x By Jimminy 8.80
3rdFIRST LANDING b.c.Turn-to -- Hildene x Bubbling Over 3.60 (fav)
4th ROYAL ORBIT ch.c.Royal Charger -- Admiral's Belle x War Admiral 46.60
5th SILVER SPOON ch.f. Citation -- Silver Fog x Mahmoud 10.80
6th FINNEGAN ch.c.Royal Charger -- Last Wave x Bull Lea 10.60
7th DUNCE b.c.Tom Fool -- Ghazni x Mahmoud 7.30 (f)
8th OPEN VIEW b.c.Somali II -- Dueling x Blue Swords 17.20 (a)
9th ATOLL br.c. Flushing II -- Coral Island x Errard 17.20 (a)
10th RICO TESIO ch.c.Royal Charger -- Seraphin x Hyperion (GB)48.10
11th FESTIVAL KING ch.c.My Request -- Miss Gee-Du x Ocean Wave 7.30 (a)
12th JOHN BRUCE b.c.Better Self -- Genevra M. x Percentage 34.50
13th EASY SPUR b.c.Crowfoot -- Easy Reeling x Easy Mon 7.90
14th THE CHOSEN ONE b.c.Andy's Glory -- Lutza x Market Wise 7.30 (f)
15th OUR DAD ch.c.Palestinian -- Pheecikins x Alibhai 8.00
16th DIE HARD b.g. Never Say Die -- Crayke x Fair Trial 7.30 (f)
17th TROILUS b.c.Priam II -- Drift Song x Heliopolis 7.30 (f)

MARGINS: nose - 2 1/4 - 1


May 16, 1959 PREAKNESS STAKES1 3/16 miles
Time: 1:57 track fast$137,800 to winner
runner desc pedigree odds
1stROYAL ORBIT ch.c.Royal Charger -- Admiral's Belle x War Admiral 6.60
2ndSWORD DANCER ch.c.Sunglow -- Highland Fling x By Jimminy 1.70
3rdDUNCE b.c.Tom Fool -- Ghazni x Mahmoud 8.30
4th MARAUDER ch.c.Hannibal -- Grass Widow x Pensive 198.20
5th FESTIVAL KING ch.c.My Request -- Miss Gee-Du x Ocean Wave 225.70
6th OUR DAD ch.c.Palestinian -- Pheecikins x Alibhai 32.20
7th RICO TESIO ch.c.Royal Charger -- Seraphin x Hyperion (GB)91.30
8th MANASSA MAULER b.c.Count Turf -- Escalade x Sir Gallahad III 11.90
9th FIRST LANDING b.c.Turn-to -- Hildene x Bubbling Over 1.60 (fav)
10th OPEN VIEW b.c.Somali II -- Dueling x Blue Swords 41.20
11th SUNDOWN II b.c.Hyperion (GB) -- Open Country (GB) x Fairway (GB)174.50

MARGINS: 4 - 3 - 2 1/2


June 13, 1959 BELMONT STAKES1 1/2 miles
Time: 2:28 2/5 track sloppy$93,525 to winner
runner desc pedigree odds
1stSWORD DANCER ch.c.Sunglow -- Highland Fling x By Jimminy 1.65 (fav)
2ndBAGDAD br.c. Double Jay -- Bazura (GB) x Blue Peter (GB)10.45
3rdROYAL ORBIT ch.c.Royal Charger -- Admiral's Belle x War Admiral 2.40
4th MANASSA MAULER b.c.Count Turf -- Escalade x Sir Gallahad III 13.35
5th SCOTLAND gr.c. Princequillo -- Vermont Marble x Challedon 37.85
6th DUNCE b.c.Tom Fool -- Ghazni x Mahmoud 9.10
7th NORTH POLE II gr.c. Artic Prince -- Ash Plant (GB) x Nepenthe (FR)94.80
DNF LAKE ERIE br.c. War Admiral -- Sweet Tryst x Jacopo 113.30
DNF BLACK HILLS b.c.Princequillo -- Blackie II x Congreve 3.75

MARGINS: 3/4 - 12 - 15


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