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  • Big Orange; James Doyle; win the Group 1 Gold Cup; Royal Ascot; Ascot; UK 6/22/17; photo by Mathea Kelley

    The Week in Photos 6/27/2017

    Diamond Jubilee, Coronation, Commonwealth Cup, Gold Cup, Hardwicke, Queen's Vase, King Edward VII, Ribblesdale, Albany, Hampton Court, Takarazuka Kinen, Affirmed, Precisionist, Ohio Derby, The Chicago Handicap, Bold Ruckus, and more.

  • Into Mischief

    Happy Holidays

    We looked at the eight stallions in the entire Harlan sire line as well as Storm Cat and Storm Bird and discovered that except for Storm Cat and one descendant of Harlan’s Holiday, this tribe rubs elbows very closely phenotypically.

  • Affirmed

    Pedigree Analysis: Affirmed

    In spite of his tremendous accomplishments as a racehorse, Affirmed went to stud in 1980 with modest expectations compared to those being heaped on American Pharoah.

  • American Pharoah

    POLL: Rank the Triple Crown Winners

    Who had the most impressive performances? Who prevailed over the toughest fields? Look for the results in the upcoming special Year-in-Review Dec. 26/Jan. 2 double issue of Blood-Horse.

  • American Pharoah can add to his legacy with a victory in the Breeders' Cup Classic.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2015-Triple-Crown/Belmont-Stakes-147/i-jdN7mrj">Order This Photo</a>

    American Pharoah Can Add to Legacy in Classic

    When it's all said and done, American Pharoah will be known as a Triple Crown winner -- those three words say it all -- but make no mistake, a victory in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) would add to that legacy.

  • Affirmed winning the 1978 Jim Dandy Stakes.

    First Start Back After a Triple Crown

    If American Pharoah's connections stick to the current plan of returning to the races Aug. 1 or 2, it would be a similarly timed schedule to the most recent Triple Crown winner, Affirmed in 1978.

  • American Pharoah

    Triple Crown Winners

    Relive the exciting campaigns of all the Triple Crown champions with photos, retrospectives, and on-site accounts of their Belmont Stakes (gr. I) victories from the pages of The Blood-Horse.

  • TimeformUS Preview of the 147th Belmont S.

    Regardless of whether American Pharoah ultimately proves himself to be great, he is standing on the precipice of a memorable achievement, and all that stands in his way is one long lap around Belmont Park's massive track.

  • Steve Cauthen and Jorge Velasquez

    Reliving a Classic Rivalry: Part 1 of 4

    Recorded in 2008, Jockeys Steve Cauthen and Jorge Velasquez look back on the rivalry between Affirmed and Alydar. Part 1: Cauthen and Velasquez recall the 2yo seasons of Affirmed and Alydar.

  • Pharoah Fits Profile of Triple Crown Winner

    Since Affirmed swept the Triple Crown in 1978, there have been a total of 13 horses who have won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness. Of those, 12 failed in the Belmont Stakes and one was scratched the day.

  • Why I Want a Triple Crown Winner

    The longer we go without a Triple Crown winner, the more embedded I become in a dubious fraternity; one whose membership requires only a single qualification â€" you have to be old.

  • The trifecta in the 2007 Preakness was the same as the Derby, but in a different order.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/Older-Triple-Crown-Images/Past-Preakness-Stakes-Winners/i-2CB6zQc">Order This Photo</a>

    Preakness Not as Easy as 1, 2, 3

    The top three Kentucky Derby finishers have only all hit the board in the Preakness twice since Affirmed, Alydar, and Believe It filled the frame in both races in 1978.

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Calumet Farm, managed by Bill Wittman and part of the Henyrk deKwiatkowski family trust, near Lexington, Ky. on Feb. 3, 2011.
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Photo by Anne M. Eberhardt

    Calumet Farm: The Rebirth of a Legend

    The extraordinarily reclusive new owner of this 91-year-old Thoroughbred nursery has revealed little about his plans since purchasing the most public of Lexington properties, but one goal is clear: to breed Triple Crown runners and, hopefully, winners.

  • Interactive: Triple Crown Winners

    Relive the exciting campaigns of all the Triple Crown champions with photos, retrospectives, and on-site accounts of their Belmont Stakes (gr. I) victories from the pages of The Blood-Horse.

  • California Chrome is attempting to become the first California-bred Triple Crown winner.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2014-Triple-Crown/Belmont-Stakes-146/i-QV5j88Q">Order This Photo</a>

    Assault, Secretariat, Affirmed Lead 'Chrome'

    If California Chrome wins the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) June 7 at Belmont Park, he would become the first California-bred Triple Crown winner and just the fourth horse bred outside of Kentucky to sweep the three classics.

  • Art Sherman with California Chrome

    Haskin: Chrome Sweet Chrome

    Once again, we have reached the gates of the pantheon. Beyond beckons the ghosts of Secretariat, Seattle Slew, Affirmed, Citation, and the seven other Triple Crown winners who have attained immortality.

  • Slideshow: Big Ten for Big 'Cap

    Affirmed, Spectacular Bid, and John Henry starred in the golden era of the Santa Anita Handicap (1979-89).

  • Chitoz Represented by First Winner

    Chitoz had his first winner Oct. 11 when Lets Suppoze, posted a victory in his third start in the seventh race at Remington Park.

  • Golden Touch: Laffit Pincay Jr.

    Laffit Pincay Jr. shares memories of his nine Hollywood Gold Cup victories, including 1979 with Affirmed. This video is a companion to the feature, Golden Touch, which appears in the June 29/July 6 issue of The Blood-Horse.

  • Affirmed takes the Preakness with Steve Cauthen aboard.

    Cauthen, Pincay Recall Affirmed's Progression

    This year's Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) winner will ship to Churchill Downs to begin Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) preparations but the most recent Triple Crown winner took a much different path.

  • Tony Leonard at Keeneland

    Tony Leonard's Photo Collection Purchased

    John Adger, David Sorrell, and Bobby Shiflet have purchased the complete collection of prints and negatives of the late Tony Leonard, the leading equine photographer of the 20th century.

  • Larry Collmus

    Collmus: 'Prepare, But Not Over Prepare'

    Little more than a year after becoming the voice of the Triple Crown, Larry Collmus finds himself standing on the precipice of what may be racing history in the June 9 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).

  • Affirmed

    New Website Dedicated to Affirmed Launched

    A new website dedicated to the memory of Affirmed, America's last Triple Crown champion, has been launched by Affirmed Enterprises headed by Patrice Jacobs Wolfson.

  • Slideshow: Affirmed

    Celebrating the career of Affirmed, the most recent Triple Crown winner.