It was a case of like father like son, when Gallant Fox's offspring, Omaha, also won the Triple Crown in 1935.
Gallant Fox won 11 of his 17 races, before retiring at the grand old age of three. The super stud died in 1954, aged 27.
Still looking for proof that Preakness is a race that stops a nation? Look no further than the day it brought Government to a standstill.
The U.S. House of Representatives adjourned for the only time in history in 1877, to watch what was known as the "Great Race."
More than 20,000 people flocked to Pimlico to watch three thoroughbreds -- Parole, Ten Broeck and Tom Ochiltree -- battle it out on the field.
Six-year-old gelding Parole triumphed, and local pool halls saloons and baseball clubs were renamed in his honor.