13Horse RacingTriple Triumph
Date / Jun 9, 1973
Location / Belmont Park | Elmont, New York
Moment / In the final race of the Triple Crown, Secretariat won by a record 31 lengths, with a record time of 2:24 that still stands today. With that victory, Secretariat became the first horse in 25 years to win the Triple Crown.
Impact / The record is still untouched today, and there was not another Triple Crown winner for 37 years until American Pharoah did it in 2015. Secretariat’s winning time was 2.5 seconds faster than American Pharoah.