Gallant Fox


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Noun1.Gallant Fox - thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1930
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James "Sunny Jim" Fitzsimmons guided Gallant Fox in 1930 and Omaha in 1935.
Should he make it two in four years with Justify, the silver-haired Californian will become only second trainer to saddle more than one Triple Crown winner after 'Sunny' Jim Fitzsimmons, who trained Gallant Fox and Omaha between the wars.
Not for nothing is the track nicknamed the Graveyard of Champions: Man o' War, rated number one in the Blood-Horse's list of Top 100 Horses of the 20th century, suffered his only defeat there when he was upset by a horse named Upset; Triple Crown winner Gallant Fox went down to 100-1 shot Jim Dandy in the Travers; even the legendary Secretariat was defeated by the unheralded Onion.
One of the most celebrated is Earl Sande, who won the second Triple Crown in 1930 on Gallant Fox. This year marks the 75th anniversary of Sande's triumph as well as his third Kentucky Derby and fifth Belmont Stakes victories.
In his position with the Battelle Corporation, he leads the Gallant Fox exercises, incorporating all aspects of weapons of mass destruction into a series of exercises at the Pentagon and surrounding areas.
Johnstown had been trained by "Sunny Jim" Fitzsimmons, who had trained two previous Derby winners, Gallant Fox and Omaha.
The six-year-old champion won the Arlington Handicap in Chicago, taking his earnings past the record of $328,165 set by Triple Crown winner Gallant Fox the previous year.
The 55th annual Preakness Stakes was won by Gallant Fox, with a time of 2:00 3/5.
Triple Crown winner Gallant Fox was shot down by 100-1 shot Jim Dandy in 1930.
With Saturday's triumph, Baffert, 65, became only the second trainer to win two Triple Crowns (along with the late James "Sunny Jim" Fitzsimmons, whose triumphs came in 1930 and '35, with Gallant Fox and Omaha, respectively).