The nearest miss

June 07, 1998

Of the 16 horses who didn't win the Belmont after winning the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, Real Quiet came closest to taking the Triple Crown. The 1944 and 1997 finishes were next closest:

Year, Horse, Belmont finish, Lengths behind, Winner

1932, Burgoo King, DNS, Faireno

1936, Bold Venture, DNS, Granville

1944, Pensive, Second, 1/2 , Bounding Home

1958, Tim Tam, Second, 6, Cavan

1961, Carry Back, Seventh, 14 3/4 , Sherluck

1964, Northern Dancer, Third, 6, Quadrangle

1966, Kauai King, Fourth, 7 1/2 , Amberoid

1968, Forward Pass-x, Second, 1 1/2 , Stage Door Johnny

Majestic Prince, Second, 5 1/2 , Arts and Letters*

Canonero II, Fourth, 4 1/4 , Pass Catcher

1979, Spectacular Bid, Third, 3 1/4 , Coastal

1981, Pleasant Colony, Third, 4, Summing

1987, Alysheba, Fourth, 14 (approx.), Bet Twice*

1989, Sunday Silence, Second, 8, Easy Goer*

1997, Silver Charm, Second, 3/4 , Touch Gold

1998, Real Quiet, Second, nose, Victory Gallop*

DNS-Did not start. *-Runner-up in Derby, Preakness.

x-Won Derby on disqualification of Dancer's Image.

Pub Date: 6/07/98

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