Download PDF by Timothy T. Capps: Affirmed and Alydar: Thoroughbred Legends

By Timothy T. Capps

ISBN-10: 1581500734

ISBN-13: 9781581500738

the best competition in sleek racing heritage started with little fanfare on June 15, 1977. The more matured Affirmed defeated Alydar, who was once making his racing debut within the younger Stakes at Belmont Park. In 9 next conferences, Affirmed acquired the higher of Alydar six instances, usually through simply inches.
Their conferences, specifically in the course of the Triple Crown season of 1978, grew to become the stuff of racing lore. Affirmed claimed the Triple Crown, yet Alydar established him to the bounds whenever in stirring stretch drives that left onlookers limp. certainly, many racing historians reflect on their Belmont Stakes to be the best race of the twentieth century.

To inform one’s tale is to inform the other’s, so heavily intertwined are the lives of Affirmed and Alydar. writer Tim Capps, who witnessed a few of the Affirmed-Alydar races, chronicles their early years, first encounters, and epic clashes. He additionally tells the tales of the folks who raised, proficient, and rode those titans. Affirmed used to be bred in Florida by way of financier Louis Wolfson, proficient through the mythical Laz Barrera, and ridden via Steve Cauthen, often called “The Kid.”

Alydar entered existence at the historical grounds of Calumet Farm in Lexington, Kentucky, the final nice horse of the outdated Wright regime. knowledgeable by means of the younger John Veitch, Alydar could were a Triple Crown winner in the other yr. As a stallion, Alydar handed his nemesis even though Affirmed stumbled on stunning luck as a sire of turf horses.

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