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Fast Facts: Past Triple Crown Winners

Smarty Jones, the popular chestnut colt, failed to become the first horse in 26 years to win the Triple Crown Saturday. The following is a list of past Triple Crown winners:

Sir Barton, 1919 — One year after a winless season racing as a 2-year-old, Sir Barton became the first horse to win the Triple Crown with victories at the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness and the Belmont Stakes.

Gallant Fox, 1930— Gallant Fox set a single-season earnings record that stood for 16 years the year he won all three races in the crown.

Omaha, 1935 — The year after his win, Omaha was sent to England where he won the Victor Wild Stakes and the Queen's Plate, and finished second by a nose in the Ascot Gold Cup.

War Admiral, 1937 — War Admiral won all eight starts as a 3-year-old, including the Triple Crown races. Eleven percent of his foals were stakes winners, including Hall of Famers Busher and Searching.

Whirlaway, 1941— A two-time Horse of the Year, Whirlaway was the first horse to earn $500,000 and retired as the world's greatest money earner.

Court Fleet, 1943— Count Fleet became America's leading sire in 1951 and leading broodmare sire in 1963. He sired 38 stakes winners.

Assault, 1946— Assault raced for around 6 years. By the end of his 3-year-old season, Assault's earnings eclipsed the one-season mark set in 1930.

Citation, 1948— The first horse to earn more than a million dollars, Citation still holds the record for earning the most stakes races in a year, with 17 in 1948.

Secretariat, 1973— Horse of the Year at 2 and 3, Secretariat set track records in each of the three classics, including coming from last place to win the Kentucky Derby; coming from last to first on the first turn of the Preakness; and winning the Belmont by 31 lengths.

Seattle Slew, 1977— Seattle Slew, who earned more than$1 million in purses, in retirement sired stakes winners that included Slew o' Gold and Swale. Despite suffering from a serial viral infection at age 4, he returned to defeat younger champion, Affirmed, in the Marlboro Cup.

Affirmed, 1978— In one of horse racing's greatest rivalries, Affirmed edged out Alydar in each of the Triple Crown races in '78. Affirmed retired with a record lifetime earnings of $2,393,818.

Erinn Morrison compiled this timeline for Foxnews.com.