Triple Crown Newsreel: Sir Barton, 1919
The regal-sounding Sir Barton was actually a maiden when he entered the 1919 Kentucky Derby. The colt was only supposed to serve as a ‘rabbit’ for his stablemate, but not only did Sir Barton win the Derby, he captured the Preakness four days later, then the Withers, then the Belmont – all within 32 days.
It wasn’t until 1948 that Sir Barton was officially recognized as America’s first Triple Crown winner. Learn more as the Paulick Report launches a daily video series celebrating the 11 Triple Crown champions, leading up to the 2012 Belmont Stakes. Watch the “Triple Crown Newsreel” on Sir Barton below.