On This Date 6/7/1941

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Whirlaway, ridden by Eddie Acaro and trained by Ben A. Jones becomes the fifth horse to win the Triple Crown, winning the Belmont Stakes by two and a half lengths over Robert Morris. Whirlaway also won the Travers Stakes, becoming the first horse to win the four most prominent races in the United States. Whirlaway entered the race a heavy favorite and did not disappoint, winning in a time of 2:31 flat.