The Fox of Belair's 1930 sweep

Updated: May 29, 2010, 3:08 PM ET
By Terry Conway | Special to ESPN.com

A strapping bay colt with a flaming red hood on his head, his fluent and devouring stride made it seem as if he was floating across the ground. The first Kentucky Derby winner to break from a starting gate, Gallant Fox easily swept the 1930 Triple Crown. By season's end Gallant Fox had scored nine victories in 10 races and had become the greatest money winner in the history of American racing.

With his brilliant run of success, the press dubbed him the Fox of Belair, after William Woodward's ...

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