Ok, so the Triple Crown races are the only horse races I’m really into. The Kentucky Derby takes place in Lexington, then 2-3 weeks later is the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore, then 2-3 weeks later is the Belmont Stakes in Elmont, NY.
The winner of the Derby gets red roses, the Preakness winner gets Black-eyed Susans, and the Belmont winner gets white carnations.
If a horse wins all three races, it gets the Triple Crown trophy! This is a BIG DEAL. VERY BIG DEAL. The Triple Crown winners are famous. Especially look up Secretariat, who won the title in 1973. His last race (the Belmont) was unbelievable.
The last winner was in 1978, and then there was a “drought” of winners until American Pharoah, who won in 2015. That was a big deal. I watched all three races and I was SO excited when he won!