Alysheba

Celebrating the career of 1988 Horse of the Year Alysheba.

Alysheba: 1988 Horse of the Year; 1987 Champion 3-year old; 26 starts, 11 wins, 8 seconds, 2 thirds, $6,679,242 earned.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Alysheba won only 1 race at 2 (a maiden race at Turfway Park), but a 3rd place finish in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile hinted of better things to come.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Alysheba finished 1st in his final Derby prep, the Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland, but was disqualified and placed 3rd.

Photo: E. Martin Jessee

Finding Derby glory under the Twin Spires.

Photo: E. Martin Jessee

Derby victory

Photo: Tony Leonard

Alysheba returned in 1988 to cap off his Horse of the Year triumph with a dramatic win in the Breeders' Cup Classic, as darkness fell on Churchill Downs.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

In the Derby Winner's Circle

Photo: Milt Toby

Grazing with Trainer Jack Van Berg.

Photo: Milt Toby

Taking the 2nd jewel in the Triple Crown - the Preakness.

Photo: Donna Membruno

Alysheba and Chris McCarron who rode the champion in his last 17 races.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

In his first start after the Belmont, Alysheba finished 2nd behind Belmont winner Bet Twice in the Haskell.

Photo: Dave May

Enjoying a bath.

Photo: Barbara D. Livingston

Pulling away in the Super Derby at Louisiana Downs

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The 1987 Breeders' Cup Classic - Derby Winners Ferdinand and Alysheba head down the stretch together.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

In his first start as a 4-year old, Alysheba took the Strub Stakes by 3 lengths.

Photo: Four Footed Fotos

Feeling good in the Santa Anita Paddock.

Photo: Four Footed Fotos

Alysheba takes the Santa Anita Handicap over Ferdinand.

Photo: Dan Johnson

At the San Bernardino Handicap,

Photo: Four Footed Fotos

where he defeated Ferdinand again.

Photo: Four Footed Fotos

Powering down the stretch in the Philip H. Iselin at Monmouth Park, defeating rival Bet Twice (right).

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Overtaking Forty Niner and Waquoit towards a new track record of 1:59.40 in the Woodward at Belmont.

Photo: Blood-horse Library

Victory in the Meadowlands Cup and another track record, 1 1/4 miles in 1:58.80.

Photo: Bob Coglianese

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Training for the 1988 Breeders' Cup

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Posing at Churchill Downs - the site of two of his most impressive victories: the 1987 Kentucky Derby and the 1988 Breeders' Cup Classic.

Photo: Blood-horse Library

In 2004, a statue of Alysheba was erected outside of Lone Star Park.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Alysheba stood at stud at Lane's End in Kentucky for 10 years.

Photo: Barbara D. Livingston

Before moving to Saudi Arabia.

Photo: Blood-horse Library

One of Alysheba's best offspring was Alywow, 1994 Canadian Horse of the year.

Photo: Barbara D. Livingston

Alywow is the dam of grade II winner Century City, who finished 3rd in the 2003 Breeders' Cup Mile.

Photo: Benoit

Alysheba is also the broodmare sire of champion George Washington

Photo: Trevor Jones

And Wesley, who won the 2008 National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Stakes (gr. IIT) among others.

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Alysheba arrives at the Kentucky Horse Park on 10/31/08, as Trainer Jack Van Berg (right) watches.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Alysheba arrives at the Kentucky Horse Park on 10/31/08.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Champion Alysheba

Photo: Brant Gamma

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