Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Sports An unofficial championship title attained by a horse that wins the three traditional races for a specified category.
  • n. Baseball An unofficial championship title achieved by a player who is at the head of the league in batting average, home runs, and runs batted in.

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  • n. The feat of leading one's league in three key statistical categories—batting average, home runs, and RBI for hitters; wins, strikeouts, and ERA for pitchers
  • n. The three grandest or oldest open championships of the year
  • n. The three greatest thoroughbred races of the year restricted to three-year-olds: the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes
  • n. The three greatest thoroughbred races of the year restricted to three-year-olds: the 2,000 Guineas Stakes, Derby Stakes (aka "Epsom Derby"), and St. Leger Stakes
  • n. The three greatest thoroughbred races of the year restricted to three-year-olds: the Queen's Plate, Prince of Wales Stakes, and Breeders' Stakes
  • n. Victory by one of the Home Nations — England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales — over the other three in the annual Six Nations Championship.

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Examples

  • The Preakness is the second leg of the three horse races that make up what is called the Triple Crown.

    Triple Crown Jewel Lifts Tarnished Maryland Horse Racing Industry

  • The second race in the Triple Crown, which is the Preakness - it comes your way on May 16.

    CNN Transcript May 3, 2009

  • To have a horse being a contender for the Triple Crown is a lot of buzz and really is the marketing message.

    UPS Extends Its Pact

  • Still, on the eve of the Belmont, Dutrow called the Triple Crown championship for Big Brown "a foregone conclusion."

    NYT > Home Page

  • We are pleased with a successful completion of the final year of our 3-year strategic plan, called the Triple Crown, in 2011, and are excited to embark upon the expedition, our 2012 to 2014 frame.

  • The second leg of the Triple Crown is the $500,000 Prince of Wales Stakes, a 1 3/16-mile race run July 25 at Fort Erie Racetrack.

    Thestar.com - Home Page

  • The second leg of the Triple Crown is the $500,000 Prince of Wales Stakes, a 1 3/16-mile race run July 25 at Fort Erie Racetrack in Fort Erie, Ont. The final event is the $500,000

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • The Triple Crown is a catalyst for a big wave soap opera that unfolds around, beside and away from the actual contests.

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  • The first two legs of the Triple Crown were the Roger Everitt

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  • The third leg of the Triple Crown is the Messenger Stakes on Nov. 6 at Yonkers Raceway in

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  • I've yet to do a single crown. My biggest hill is 2 laps of Burnaby Mountain. 2 x 900 feet.

    October 10, 2014

  • Yeah but you have to ride full Grouse, up the logging road. Just riding on the tarmac to the bottom of the grind is like 2 1/4 crown.

    October 10, 2014

  • macho velo

    October 2, 2014

  • in Vancouver, it's cycling Cypress, Grouse, and Seymour mountains in one day. (2000 meters of elevation gain)

    September 29, 2014