Triple Crown Winners

Big Brown's backers hope horse joins century's worth of champions.

Triple Crown Winners

Triple Crown Winners
Triple Crown Winners
Triple Crown Winners
Triple Crown Winners
Triple Crown Winners
Triple Crown Winners
Triple Crown Winners
Triple Crown Winners
Triple Crown Winners
Triple Crown Winners
Triple Crown Winners
Triple Crown Winners
Triple Crown Winners
In this May 6, 1978 photo, Affirmed, with jockey Steve Cauthen up, crosses the finish line to win the 104th running of the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Ky. Alydar, with jockey Jorge Velasquez up, obscured behind Affirmed, finished second. Thirty years later, Cauthen, now only 46 years old (he rode to victory at age 16), is ready to give up the title as "last jockey to win the Triple Crown." He thinks Big Brown could be the horse to end the Triple Crown drought, even if the big bay colt's wins have lacked the drama of the Affirmed-Alydar rivalry. (AP Photo)
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