|Owner||Ethel D. Jacobs|
|Trainer||Hirsch Jacobs (1969)
John W. Jacobs (1970)
Triple Crown race wins:
Belmont Stakes (1970)
High Echelon raced in the salmon pink-and-green silks of Hirsch Jacobs' wife, Ethel.
However, the Hall of Fame trainer died on February 23, 1970, and did not see his three-year-old colt's success that year. Son John took over the race conditioning of High Echelon and three-year-old stablemate Personality. Going into the 1970 U.S. Triple Crown series, the entry of High Echelon and Personality was made the second choice by bettors for the Kentucky Derby. High Echelon ran third to winner Dust Commander, then finished fourth to winner Personality in the Preakness Stakes. Personality developed a fever, and his handlers did not run him in the Belmont Stakes. High Echelon did run, and under jockey John Rotz won that American Classic.
For the remainder of 1970, High Echelon did not win another graded stakes race.