Triple Crown Races—2008

Updated February 21, 2017 | Factmonster Staff
  • Kentucky Derby (Churchill Downs, Louisville, Ky., May 3, 2008.) Purse: $2,000,000. Distance: 11/4 mi. Order of finish: 1.Big Brown (Borel), mutuel returns: $6.80, $5.00, $4.80. 2.Eight Belles (Saez), $10.60, $6.40. 3.Denis of Cork, $11.60. 4.Tale Of Ekati. 5.Gayego. 6.Colonel John. 7.Anak Nakal. 8.Pyro. 9.Cowboy Cal. 10.Z Fortune. 11.Smooth Air. 12.Visionaire. 13.Court Vision. 14.Z Humor. 15.Cool Coal Man. 16.Bob Black Jack. 17.Gayego. 18.Big Truck. 19.Adriano. 20.Monba. Margin of victory: 43/4 lengths. Time of race: 2:01.82.
  • Preakness Stakes (Pimlico, Baltimore, Md., May 17, 2008.) Purse: $1,000,000. Distance: 13/16 mi. Order of finish: 1.Big Brown (Desormeaux). 2.Macho Again (Leparoux). 3.Icabad Crane (Rose). 4.Racecar Rhapsody (Albarado). 5.Stevil (Velazquez). 6.Kentucky Bear (Theriot). 7.Hey Byrn (Lopez). 8.Giant Moon (Dominguez). 9.Tres Borrachos (Baze). Time of race: 1:54.80.
  • Belmont Stakes (Belmont Park, Elmont, N.Y., June 7, 2008.) Purse: $1,000,000. Distance: 11/2 mi. Order of finish: 1.Da'Tara (Garcia). 2.Denis of Cork (Albarado). 3.Anak Nakal (Leparoux). 3.Ready's Echo (Velazquez). 5.Macho Again (Gomez). 6.Tale Of Ekati (Coa). 7.Guadalcanal (Castellano).