12/19/2013 2:43PM

Column Companion: 3-year-old Champions and the Triple Crown


The Saturday column ( www.drf.com/news/steven-crist-will-take-charge-follows-rarely-taken-path-championship ) discusses the remarkable turnaround of Will Take Charge's 2013 campaign, which is about to be rewarded with a Champion 3-year-old Eclipse Award and is even garnering him some support for Horse of the Year, despite his distant finishes in all three Triple Crown races.

The chart below lists the 42 previous Eclipse-winning male 3-year-olds and how they fared in the classics. Of those 42, 40 ran in at least one of the three races, and 36 of them finished third or better in at least one.