Triple Crown
of 1997
1996 1998

May 3, 1997 KENTUCKY DERBY1 1/4 miles
Time: 2:02 2/5 track fast$700,000 to winner
runner desc pedigree odds
1stSILVER CHARM gr.c. Silver Buck -- Bonnie's Poker x Poker 4.00
2ndCAPTAIN BODGIT br.c. Saint Ballado -- Answering Echo x Greek Answer 3.10 (fav)
3rdFREE HOUSE gr.c. Smokester -- Fountain Lake x Vigors 10.60
4th PULPIT b.c.A.P. Indy -- Preach x Mr. Prospector 5.70
5th CRYPTO STAR br.c. Cryptoclearance -- One I Love x Sir Ivor 4.80
6th PHANTOM ON TOUR ch.g. Tour D'or -- White Wool Socks x Whitesburg 19.50
7th JACK FLASH b.c.Sovereign Dancer -- Whow x Spectacular Bid 20.90
8th HELLO b.g. Lycius -- Itoan x Sadlers Wells 9.60
9th CONCERTO ch.c.Chief's Crown -- Undeniably x In Reality 10.80
10th CELTIC WARRIOR b.g. Fast Play -- Broadway Star x Broadway Forli 37.10
11th CRIMSON CLASSIC ch.c.Sky Classic -- Marianna's Girl x Dewan 80.10
12th SHAMMY DAVIS b.c.Temperence Hill -- Sissy Sham x Sham 20.90
13th DEEDS NOT WORDS gr.c. Rubiano -- Charming Tiara x Alydar 32.40

MARGINS: head - 3 1/2 - 3


May 17, 1997 PREAKNESS STAKES1 3/16 miles
Time: 1:54 4/5 track fast$488,150 to winner
runner desc pedigree odds
1stSILVER CHARM gr.c. Silver Buck -- Bonnie's Poker x Poker 3.10
2ndFREE HOUSE gr.c. Smokester -- Fountain Lake x Vigors 2.40
3rdCAPTAIN BODGIT br.c. Saint Ballado -- Answering Echo x Greek Answer 2.10 (fav)
4th TOUCH GOLD b.c.Deputy Minister -- Passing Mood x Buckpasser 4.60
5th CONCERTO ch.c.Chief's Crown -- Undeniably x In Reality 9.00
5th FRISK ME NOW b.c.Mister Frisky -- Slew Me Now x Tsunami Slew 29.60
7th HOXIE ch.c.Opening Verse -- Amore Cielo x Conquistador Cielo 68.10 (a)
8th WILD TEMPEST b.c.Summer Squall -- Miswila x Miswaki 61.30
9th CRYP TOO b.g. Cryptoclearance -- Imaginary Lover x Diamonds Are Trump 54.30
10th JACK AT THE BANK br.g. Water Bank -- Ritzy Ruffles x Premier Ministre 68.10 (a)

MARGINS: head - head - 1 1/4


June 7, 1997 BELMONT STAKES1 1/2 miles
Time: 2:28 4/5 track fast$432,600 to winner
runner desc pedigree odds
1stTOUCH GOLD b.c.Deputy Minister -- Passing Mood x Buckpasser 2.65
2ndSILVER CHARM gr.c. Silver Buck -- Bonnie's Poker x Poker 1.05 (fav)
3rdFREE HOUSE gr.c. Smokester -- Fountain Lake x Vigors 4.40
4th CRYPTO STAR br.c. Cryptoclearance -- One I Love x Sir Ivor 4.20
5th IRISH SILENCE br.g. Seattle Song -- Nara x Green Forest 34.25
6th WILD RUSH b.c.Wild Again -- Rose Park x Plugged Nickle 2.65
7th MR. ENERGIZER b.c.High Energy -- Big Band x Topsider 4.50

MARGINS: 3/4 - 1 - 14


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