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- THE TRIPLE CROWN This is the pinnacle of horse racing achievements. It requires winning three of the biggest stakes races in the world, all within a five-week stretch that starts on the first Saturday of May.
- THE KENTUCKY DERBY This is the first jewel of the Triple Crown. It is staged at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky on the first Saturday in May, capping the two-week-long Kentucky Derby Festival.
- THE PREAKNESS STAKES This the middle jewel of the Triple Crown. It was conceived through an agreement among sportsmen to stage a special race to commemorate a memorable occasion on a late summer evening in 1868.
- THE BELMONT STAKES This is the third jewel of the Triple Crown. It is held five weeks after the Kentucky Derby at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York.
- THE BREEDERS' CUP This is a one-day event held at a location that changes each year. All the sites have been in the United States, except in 1996, when the races were held at Woodbine Racetrack in Canada.