By Timothy T. Capps
Their conferences, particularly 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 verified him to the bounds at any time when in stirring stretch drives that left onlookers limp. certainly, many racing historians think of their Belmont Stakes to be the best race of the 20 th 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 number of the Affirmed-Alydar races, chronicles their early years, first encounters, and epic clashes. He additionally tells the tales of the folk who raised, knowledgeable, and rode those titans. Affirmed used to be bred in Florida by means of financier Louis Wolfson, proficient through the mythical Laz Barrera, and ridden through Steve Cauthen, referred to as “The Kid.”
Alydar entered lifestyles at the historical grounds of Calumet Farm in Lexington, Kentucky, the final nice horse of the outdated Wright regime. informed through the younger John Veitch, Alydar might were a Triple Crown winner in the other 12 months. As a stallion, Alydar exceeded his nemesis even supposing Affirmed chanced on brilliant luck as a sire of turf horses.
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Affirmed and Alydar: Thoroughbred Legends by Timothy T. Capps