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Affirmed

Affirmed - cover story by Sports Illustrated
Sire: Exclusive Native
Dam: Won't Tell You
Damsire: Crafty Admiral
Sex: Stallion
Foaled: 1975
Country: USA
Colour: Chestnut
Breeder: Harbor View Farm
Owner: Harbor View Farm
Trainer: Laz Barrera
Record: 29:22-5-1
Earnings: $2,393,818
Major Racing Wins & Honours & Awards
Major Racing Wins
Futurity Stakes (1977)
Hopeful Stakes (1977)
Santa Anita Derby (1978)
Kentucky Derby (1978)
Preakness Stakes (1978)
Belmont Stakes (1978)
Hollywood Gold Cup (1979)
Santa Anita Handicap (1979)
Woodward Stakes (1979)
Racing Awards
11th U.S. Triple Crown Champion (1978)
Eclipse Award for Outstanding 3-Year-Old Male (1978)
Eclipse Award for Horse of the Year (1978)
Timeform rating: 140
Honours
United States Racing Hall of Fame (1980)
#12 - Top 100 U.S. Racehorses of the 20th Century
Affirmed Handicap at Hollywood Park

Infobox last updated on: September 16, 2006. Image File history File links SI-AffirmedKentuckyDerby. ... The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ... Indian red also known as chestnut, is a brownish shade of red. ... Louis Elwood Wolfson (January 28, 1912 -) was a Wall Street financier. ... Lazaro S. Barrera (May 8, 1924 - April 25, 1991), was a Cuban-born Hall of Fame thoroughbred racehorse trainer. ... The Futurity Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race run each year at Belmont Park on Long Island, New York. ... The Hopeful Stakes is a race for thoroughbred horses run at a distance of seven furlongs on the dirt at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York. ... The Santa Anita Derby is a 9 furlong thoroughbred horse race for three-year-olds run each April at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California as an important stepping-stone to the Kentucky Derby. ... Churchill Downs racetrack, 1998 The Kentucky Derby is a Grade I stakes race for three-year-old thoroughbred horses, staged annually in Louisville, Kentucky on the first Saturday in May, capping the two-week-long Kentucky Derby Festival. ... The Preakness Stakes is a classic 1 3/16 mile (1. ... The Belmont Stakes is a prestigious Grade I stakes race held yearly in June at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. ... The Hollywood Gold Cup is a Grade I Stakes race for thoroughbred horses inaugurated in 1938 at Hollywood Park in Inglewood, California. ... The Santa Anita Handicap is held annually in the month of March at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. ... The Woodward Stakes is a race for thoroughbred horses three-year-olds and up. ... The Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing (Triple Crown for short, but the term is also used in other sports, and thus the full name should be used when it could cause confusion) consists of three races for three-year-old thoroughbred horses. ... The Eclipse Award for Outstanding 3-Yr-Old Male Horse is a American Thoroughbred horse racing honor awarded annually. ... The Eclipse Award for Horse of the Year is the highest honor given in American thoroughbred horse racing. ... Timeform publications Timeform Publications is a publishing company in Halifax, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom founded in 1948 to provide information to fans, bettors, and others involved in the horse racing industry. ... The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame was founded in 1950 in Saratoga Springs, New York, to honor the achievements of American thoroughbred race horses, jockeys, and trainers. ... In 1999, The Blood-Horse magazine compiled a list of what its staff members considered to be the top 100 racehorses of the 20th Century who had competed in the United States. ... Hollywood Park is a thoroughbred racecourse located in Inglewood, California, about 3 miles (5 km) from Los Angeles International Airport and next door to The Forum. ...

Affirmed, (February 21,1975 – January 12, 2001) was an American thoroughbred race horse that won the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing in 1978—only the 11th horse to ever accomplish the feat. As of 2006, he was the last horse to do so. An affirmation (from Latin affirmare, to assert) is the declaration that something is true. ... Thoroughbred race horses The Thoroughbred is a horse breed best known as a race horse. ... Binomial name Equus caballus Linnaeus, 1758 The horse (Equus caballus, sometimes seen as a subspecies of the Wild Horse, Equus ferus caballus) is a large odd-toed ungulate mammal, one of ten modern species of the genus Equus. ... The Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing (Triple Crown for short, but the term is also used in other sports, and thus the full name should be used when it could cause confusion) consists of three races for three-year-old thoroughbred horses. ... // December 1-December 15: The 15th Asian Games in Doha, Qatar December 10: 33rd Annual Honolulu Marathon December 10-December 17: FIFA Club World Cup in Japan December 31: The NRL will officially retire the nickname Chargers as the Gold Coast Titans take the field in 2007. ...


Harbor View Farm, established in 1960 by Louis Wolfson and his wife, Patrice, was a top breeding farm in earnings in 1970 and 1971 and again from 1978 to 1980, but Affirmed brought the farm much fame, earning it the 1978 Eclipse Award for Horse of the Year. As a four-year-old, Affirmed continued his brilliance, winning his second consecutive Horse of the Year honors. Louis Elwood Wolfson (January 28, 1912 -) was a Wall Street financier. ... The Eclipse Award for Horse of the Year is the highest honor given in American thoroughbred horse racing. ...


Trained by Laz Barrera and ridden by Steve Cauthen, then an 18-year-old jockey, leading up to the 1978 Triple Crown races, Affirmed raced in California, winning the Santa Anita Derby and the Hollywood Derby. Affirmed narrowly defeated his arch rival Alydar in the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes to claim the Triple Crown. Lazaro S. Barrera (May 8, 1924 - April 25, 1991), was a Cuban-born Hall of Fame thoroughbred racehorse trainer. ... Steve Cauthen (born May 1, 1960 in Covington, Kentucky) is an American jockey. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... The Santa Anita Derby is a 9 furlong thoroughbred horse race for three-year-olds run each April at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California as an important stepping-stone to the Kentucky Derby. ... The Hollywood Derby is a race for three-year-old horses on the turf. ... Alydar, a chestnut colt born at Calumet Farm in Lexington, Kentucky, on March 23, 1975 – died at Calumet Farm on November 15, 1990, was an American thoroughbred race horse who was most famous for finishing a close second to Affirmed in all three races of the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred... Churchill Downs racetrack, 1998 The Kentucky Derby is a Grade I stakes race for three-year-old thoroughbred horses, staged annually in Louisville, Kentucky on the first Saturday in May, capping the two-week-long Kentucky Derby Festival. ... The Preakness Stakes is a classic 1 3/16 mile (1. ... The Belmont Stakes is a prestigious Grade I stakes race held yearly in June at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. ...


Affirmed and Alydar's stretch duel in the Belmont was one of the greatest in racing history. Alydar, with Jorge Velasquez up, briefly put a head in front in mid stretch and otherwise got so close to Affirmed that Cauthen had to switch his whip from his right to his left hand. (Some writers have questioned Alydar's brief lead, but Cauthen admitted to CBS's Jack Whitaker and Frank Wright after the race that his rival did just that.)


The CBS-TV call of the Affirmed-Alydar stretch drive -- by sportscaster and Belmont Park track announcer Chic Anderson -- became one of the landmarks of TV sports: Charles David (Chic) Anderson (December 17, 1931 - March 24, 1979) was an American sportscaster and public-address announcer, specializing in Thoroughbred horse racing. ...

It's Alydar and Affirmed battling back along the inside! We'll test these two to the wire! Affirmed under a left-hand whip. Alydar on the outside driving! Affirmed and Alydar heads-apart! Affirmed's got a nose in front as they come on to the wire! (shutting off his track mic but keeping the CBS mic hot) At the finish, it's going to be dead tight -- AFFIRMED won it! He wins the Triple Crown!

Affirmed returned to the races in early August in the Jim Dandy Stakes, named for the upset winner of the 1930 Travers Stakes over Triple Crown winner Gallant Fox. Affirmed nearly became a upset loser himself to the front running Sensitive Prince but was able to close a seemingly unsurmountable gap in the last 100 yards in a race that Laz Barrera considered one of Affirmed's finest efforts. The Jim Dandy Stakes is a race for thoroughbred horses. ... The Travers Stakes, held at Saratoga Race Course near Saratoga Springs, New York, is the oldest major thoroughbred horse race in the United States. ...


The 1978 Marlboro Cup Invitational Handicap marked the first time in racing history that two Triple Crown winners ever met in a race. Seattle Slew, the 1977 champion, defeated Affirmed by three lengths. The Marlboro Cup Invitational Handicap was a Thoroughbred horse race first run in September of 1973 at Belmont Park, New York. ... Seattle Slew (February 15, 1974 – May 7, 2002) was an American thoroughbred race horse who won the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing in 1977, only the tenth horse, among eleven, to accomplish the feat. ...


The Affirmed-Alydar rivalry ended on a sour note in Affirmed's next race; the 1978 Travers Stakes at Saratoga. Racing before a then record crowd of over 50,000 fans Affirmed, piloted by Hall of Fame Jockey Laffit Pincay who was substituing for the injured Cauthen, cut off Alydar entering the far turn causing his rival to check suddenly. Affirmed crossed under the wire first but was disqualified and placed second. They would never meet again.


Affirmed earned a then record $2,393,818 (first thoroughbred racer in North America to win over 2 million dollars in a career) with 22 wins, 5 seconds and 1 third from 29 starts. The only time he didn't finish 1st, 2nd or 3rd was when his saddle slipped in the 1978 Jockey Club Gold Cup racing against fellow triple crown winner, Seattle Slew. The race was won by Exceller (Exceller thus, became the only horse that ever defeated 2 Triple Crown winners in a same race), with Seattle Slew finished second, while Affirmed ended up 5th, out of the money. Seattle Slew (February 15, 1974 – May 7, 2002) was an American thoroughbred race horse who won the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing in 1977, only the tenth horse, among eleven, to accomplish the feat. ...


Affirmed's Triple Crown accomplishment has not been repeated since, and his career has been honored with his election to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame was founded in 1950 in Saratoga Springs, New York, to honor the achievements of American thoroughbred race horses, jockeys, and trainers. ...


Affirmed's trainer, Laz Barrera, once said: "Affirmed is greater than Secretariat, or any Triple Crown winner, because only Affirmed had to face Alydar."


Career as a sire

Affirmed was syndicated at a then-record 14.4 million dollars. At stud Affirmed sired 80 stakes winners, 9 champions with earnings in excess of $44,000,000 (through 2004) including Flawlessly and Peteski (Canadian triple crown winner in 1993). Though Affirmed never raced on the turf (grass) he was a noted sire of turf runners, most notably Flawlessly a multiple Grade 1 winner. His daughters are valued as broodmares.


Affirmed was the second US Triple Crown winner to sire a second generation Triple Crown champion. Affirmed's foal, Peteski, won the Canadian Triple Crown in 1993. Peteski (1990-2001) was a Thoroughbred racehorse who won the Canadian Triple Crown in 1993. ... The Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing (Triple Crown for short, but the term is also used in other sports, and thus the full name should be used when it could cause confusion) consists of three races for three-year-old thoroughbred horses. ...


In 2001, Affirmed was euthanized after falling seriously ill with laminitis, a circulatory hoof disease. Years earlier, the same disease also led to the death of fellow Triple Crown winner Secretariat. He was buried whole--the ultimate honor for a race horse--at Jonabell Farm, wearing the flamingo pink silks of his original owners, Harbor View Farm. [1] Secretariat (March 30, 1970 - October 4, 1989) was an American thoroughbred race horse (Sire: Bold Ruler; Dam: Somethingroyal), born at Meadow Farms Stables in Caroline County, Virginia. ...


In the Blood-Horse magazine ranking of the top 100 U.S. thoroughbred champions of the 20th Century, Affirmed was ranked #12. The Blood-Horse is an international weekly news magazine about Thoroughbred horses, horse breeding, and horseracing. ... In 1999, The Blood-Horse magazine compiled a list of what its staff members considered to be the top 100 racehorses of the 20th Century who had competed in the United States. ...


Pedigree

Pedigree of Affirmed
Sire
Exclusive Native
Raise a Native Native Dancer Polynesian
Geisha
Raise You Lady Glory
Case Ace
Exclusive Shut Out Equipoise
Goose Egg
Good Example Pilate
Parade Girl
Dam
Won't Tell You
Crafty Admiral Fighting Fox Sir Gallahad III
Marguerite
Admiral's Lady War Admiral
Booka Brook
Scarlet Ribbon Volcanic Ambrose Light
Hot Supper
Native Valor Mahmoud
Native Gal


Native Dancer (March 27, 1950-November 16, 1967), nicknamed the Gray Ghost, was one of the most celebrated and accomplished thoroughbred racehorses in history, the first horse made famous through the medium of television. ... Equipoise (1928 - 1938) was a champion thoroughbred racehorse, a chestnut bred in the United States by Harry Payne Whitney and owned by his son, Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney. ... Sir Gallahad III (1920-1949) was a French Thoroughbred racehorse and a very important Sire in the United States. ... War Admiral (1934-1959), was a thoroughbred racing horse, the son of the great Man O War. ...

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