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.
By A Neck
Affirmed won the 11th Triple Crown in history. Almost 37 years would pass until the next Triple Crown would be captured, by American Pharoah in 2015. Affirmed and Alydar raced only one more time in their careers, at the Travers at Saratoga. Once again, Alydar came in second at the wire, but ended up winning the race after Affirmed was disqualified.RANK: 99 LOCATION: Belmont Park | Elmont, New York DATE: 6/10/1978 CATEGORY: Horse Racing