Alysheba: 1988 Horse of the Year; 1987 Champion 3-year old; 26 starts, 11 wins, 8 seconds, 2 thirds, $6,679,242 earned.
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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.
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: 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.
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In the Derby Winner's Circle
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Grazing with Trainer Jack Van Berg.
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.
In his first start after the Belmont, Alysheba finished 2nd behind Belmont winner Bet Twice in the Haskell.
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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.
In his first start as a 4-year old, Alysheba took the Strub Stakes by 3 lengths.
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Feeling good in the Santa Anita Paddock.
Alysheba takes the Santa Anita Handicap over Ferdinand.
Photo: Dan Johnson
At the San Bernardino Handicap,
where he defeated Ferdinand again.
Powering down the stretch in the Philip H. Iselin at Monmouth Park, defeating rival Bet Twice (right).
Overtaking Forty Niner and Waquoit towards a new track record of 1:59.40 in the Woodward at Belmont.
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Victory in the Meadowlands Cup and another track record, 1 1/4 miles in 1:58.80.
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Training for the 1988 Breeders' Cup
Posing at Churchill Downs - the site of two of his most impressive victories: the 1987 Kentucky Derby and the 1988 Breeders' Cup Classic.
In 2004, a statue of Alysheba was erected outside of Lone Star Park.
Alysheba stood at stud at Lane's End in Kentucky for 10 years.
Before moving to Saudi Arabia.
One of Alysheba's best offspring was Alywow, 1994 Canadian Horse of the year.
Alywow is the dam of grade II winner Century City, who finished 3rd in the 2003 Breeders' Cup Mile.
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.
Alysheba arrives at the Kentucky Horse Park on 10/31/08.
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