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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The Preakness is the second leg of the three horse races that make up what is called the Triple Crown.
The second race in the Triple Crown, which is the Preakness - it comes your way on May 16.
To have a horse being a contender for the Triple Crown is a lot of buzz and really is the marketing message.
Still, on the eve of the Belmont, Dutrow called the Triple Crown championship for Big Brown "a foregone conclusion."
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.
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 Triple Crown is a catalyst for a big wave soap opera that unfolds around, beside and away from the actual contests.
The first two legs of the Triple Crown were the Roger Everitt
The third leg of the Triple Crown is the Messenger Stakes on Nov. 6 at Yonkers Raceway in