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Affirmed


Trainer:Laz Barrera
Owner: Harbor View Farm
Foaling Date: 1975-02-21
Pedigree: Exclusive Native and Wont Tell You of Crafty Admiral
Dosage: 8-6-24-0-0
Dosage Index / CD: 2 / 1
Best Beyer Figure:

Notes: Affirmed is the eleventh winner of the US Triple Crown of Thoroughbr ed Racing. Considerin g his pedigree he had potentiali ty to break the jinx of the triple crown he was rightly from the great-grea t-grandson of the Triple Crown Winner War Admiral through dam-sire Crafty Admiral. Since his birth on February 21st, 1975, Affirmed ran several races but his rivalry with Alydar is noticeable Affirmed met with him ten times, including in all three Triple Crown races interestin gly Alydar became the first racehorse to finish second in all three Triple Crown races. After his brilliant career in racing, Affirmed was syndicated at a then-recor d 14.4 million dollars he has sired over 80 stakes winners, 9 champions including Flawlessly and Peteski (Canadian triple crown winner in 1993). In 2001, Affirmed was euthanized after falling ill with laminitis a circulator y hoof disease. He was buried at Jonabell Farm.


Facts

Important 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) Jockey Club Gold Cup (1979)
Racing Awards 11th U.S. Triple Crown Champion (1978) American Champion 2-Year-Old Colt (1977) American Champion 3-Year-Old Male Horse (1978) American Horse of the Year (1978, 1979)
Honors United States Racing Hall of Fame (1980) 12 - Top 100 U.S. Racehorses of the 20th Century Affirmed Handicap at Hollywood Park Racetrack Affirmed Street in Napa, California
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