By Timothy T. Capps
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Alydar entered existence at the historical grounds of Calumet Farm in Lexington, Kentucky, the final nice horse of the outdated Wright regime.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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Affirmed and Alydar: Thoroughbred Legends by Timothy T. Capps