Triple Crown is a prestigious and a rare horse racing title awarded in the United States. Over the past many years, Triple Crown winners comprise of only a minimal number of eleven horses. However, to claim the title a horse needs to compete and win in three other renowned racing events that include Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, Preakness Stakes in Baltimore and Belmont Stakes held in Elmont. Some of the well-known Triple Crown winners include Sir Barton, Omaha, War Admiral, Citation, Secretariat etc.
Among the Triple Crown winners, Secretariat owned by Penny Chenery was the most highly skilled thoroughbred which is still being remembered by enthusiasts all over the United States. It weighed about 1,175 pounds and had elegant looking physical features with a reddish colored coat covering the body area. Ron Turcotte was the primary jockey who led Secretariat to victory during the year 1978 at various distances and tracks in a span of five weeks. While it was trained by Canadian-based Lucien Laurin using excellent and brilliant training techniques.
Tips to choose Triple Crown winners:
To select Triple Crown winners, it is first essential to look at the three racing competitions to identify horses that can run a breakthrough race. In Kentucky Derby, it is required to look out for breeds that take part in prep contests like Wood Memorial, Arkansas Derby, Blue Grass, Florida Derby etc. held every year. Although it is not necessary to choose ones that win such prep races but it is necessary to determine if it is in good shape to perform in the esteemed Kentucky Derby event. It would be preferable to venture for long shot breeds that help to attain profitable returns if successful.
Additionally, when choosing Belmont and Preakness Triple Crown winners it would be ideal to search for a horse that can run mid-pack or trail behind the frontrunner not staying very far away. This is extremely beneficial as a mid-pack runner will save energy to sustain lead when the leader backs out after running a few miles. Above all, it would be best to pick Triple Crown winners that will facilitate to earn higher returns on the amount invested in a betting process.
Guidelines to follow when betting on Triple Crown winners:
When intending to bet on Triple Crown winners, it is first essential to make a thorough research on the horses in terms of speed, past performances, reputation etc. Following this, it would be advantageous to approach a sportsbook or racetrack to place a bet. In addition, it would be suitable to choose a particular type of wager. For instance, straight wagers like ‘place’ ‘win’ or ‘show’ can be used by inexperienced individuals as it is less risky. While riskier wagers like ‘exacta’ requires picking a horse that comes first or second and ‘trifecta’ entails choosing the one expected to finish in the third position. Once the wage amount is decided, it is required to place the stake amount in self-betting equipment or at a ticket window. Using the ticket obtained, the winning amount can be later received from the cashier counter. In this way, betting on Triple Crown winners can be carried out in an easy and cost-effective manner.