Triple Crown
of 1972
1971 1973

May 6, 1972 KENTUCKY DERBY1 1/4 miles
Time: 2:01 4/5 track fast$140,300 to winner
runner desc pedigree odds
1stRIVA RIDGE b.c.First Landing -- Iberia x Heliopolis 1.50 (fav)
2ndNO LE HACE ch.c.Candy Spots -- Tasma x Crafty Admiral 4.50
3rdHOLD YOUR PEACE b.c.Speak John -- Blue Moon x Eight Thirty 3.90
4th INTRODUCTIVO b.c.Sensitivo -- Gayway x Sir Gaylord 52.90
5th SENSITIVE MUSIC b.c.Sensitivo -- Wild Music x Spy Song 31.00
6th FREETEX b.c.Vertex -- Freedom at Last x Needles 15.90
7th BIG SPRUCE br.c. Herbager -- Silver Sari x Prince John 8.90 (f)
8th HEAD OF THE RIVER ch.c.Crewman -- First Feather x First Landing 19.00
9th BIG BROWN BEAR b.g. Prince John -- Scotch Spirit x Ben Lomond 27.80
10th KENTUCKIAN b.c.T.V. Lark -- Change Gauge x Degage 16.70
11th HASSI'S IMAGE ch.c.Father's Image -- Blue Hawaii x Polynesian 31.00
12th MAJESTIC NEEDLE b.c.Hill Prince -- Fleet Needles x Needles 8.90 (f)
13th OUR TRADE WINDS b.c.Herbager -- Be Ambitious x Ambiorix (FR)8.90 (f)
14th NAPOISE b.c.Ambiopoise -- Nadisque x Nadir 8.90 (f)
15th DR. NEALE b.c.Herbager -- Continuance x Round Table 8.90 (f)
16th PACALLO ch.c.Amarulla -- Letter Getter x Royal Note 54.50

MARGINS: 3 3/4 - 3 1/2 - 3 1/2


May 20, 1972 PREAKNESS STAKES1 3/16 miles
Time: 1:55 3/5 track sloppy$135,300 to winner
runner desc pedigree odds
1stBEE BEE BEE br.c. Better Bee -- Paula x Nizami II 18.70
2ndNO LE HACE ch.c.Candy Spots -- Tasma x Crafty Admiral 5.70
3rdKEY TO THE MINT b.c.Graustark -- Key Bridge x Princequillo 4.20
4th RIVA RIDGE b.c.First Landing -- Iberia x Heliopolis 0.30 (fav)
5th FESTIVE MOOD b.g. Johns Joy -- Penny Hearts x Double Jay 65.60
6th EAGER EXCHANGE ch.g. Swaps -- Melanie's Girl x Nashua 47.50
7th HASSI'S IMAGE ch.c.Father's Image -- Blue Hawaii x Polynesian 59.10

MARGINS: 1 1/2 - 4 1/2 - neck


June 10, 1972 BELMONT STAKES1 1/2 miles
Time: 2:28 track fast$93,540 to winner
runner desc pedigree odds
1stRIVA RIDGE b.c.First Landing -- Iberia x Heliopolis 1.60 (fav)
2ndRURITANIA gr.c. Graustark -- Aiming High II x Djebe 24.30
3rdCLOUDY DAWN gr.c. Grey Dawn II -- Crème Brulle x Double Jay 19.00
4th KEY TO THE MINT b.c.Graustark -- Key Bridge x Princequillo 3.80
5th BIG SPRUCE br.c. Herbager -- Silver Sari x Prince John 18.80
6th NO LE HACE ch.c.Candy Spots -- Tasma x Crafty Admiral 3.70
7th FREETEX b.c.Vertex -- Freedom at Last x Needles 16.90
8th SMILING JACK ch.c.Beau Gar -- Fool's Dame x Tom Fool 9.10
9th ZULU TOM gr.c. Tom Rolfe -- Zulu Dancer x Native Dancer 11.20
10th PRINCE FAUQUIER b.c.Prince Taj -- Carnival Queen x Amerigo 32.10

MARGINS: 7 - 3/4 - 5


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