Triple Crown Newsreel: Gallant Fox, 1930

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While he wasn’t the first Triple Crown winner, Gallant Fox’s 3-year-old season was so dominating, he was the first Triple Crown champion to capture the nation’s imagination.  The son of Sir Gallahad III, sired at Claiborne Farm, won nine of his ten races in 1930, including the Preakness, Kentucky Derby and Belmont (in that order at the time).

Gallant Fox’s only loss during that 3-year-old campaign came at the hands of 100-1 longshot Jim Dandy at Saratoga.  At stud, Gallant Fox became the first Triple Crown winner to sire another, when Omaha won all three legs in 1935. 

Enjoy this rare and remarkable footage from 1930, as our Triple Crown Newsreel series continues.



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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001390120017 Kat Buckley

    I have footage of the 1928 and ’29 kentucky derbies. ’28: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v… 
    29: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v

  • Skip Ean

    Wonderful champion who has become a legend, but I was surprised to see only four horses running in the Belmont!

  • TBDancer

    Very cool, Ray!

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