Keyword: affirmed

View Horse Profile

  • Joe Campbell

    Inside Track: Steel-Driving Man

    There must be steel coursing through the veins of the Campbell family. Three generations of these steel-driving men have been blacksmiths, shoeing some of the finest Thoroughbreds on the East Coast.

  • WAVE3-TV Documentary Wins Eclipse Award

    WAVE3-TV in Louisville, Ky., is the winner of the 2008 media Eclipse Award for local television, it was announced Jan. 5 by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, National Turf Writers Association, and Daily Racing Form. WAVE3-TV earned the honor for its documentary on the 30th anniversary of the Affirmed-Alydar rivalry, "A Legend Re-Affirmed â€" The 1978 Triple Crown." The 30-minute telecast aired on May 1, 2008.

  • Reliving a Classic Rivalry: Part 3 of 4

    Recorded in 2008, Jockeys Steve Cauthen and Jorge Velasquez look back on the rivalry between Affirmed and Alydar during the 1978 Triple Crown. Steve Cauthen and Jorge Velasquez recount the Preakness battle between Affirmed and Alydar. A four part series: Reliving a Classic Rivalry Part 1 Reliving a Classic Rivalry Part 2 Reliving a Classic Rivalry Part 3 Reliving a Classic Rivalry Part 4

  • Reliving a Classic Rivalry: Part 2 of 4

    Recorded in 2008, Jockeys Steve Cauthen and Jorge Velasquez look back on the rivalry between Affirmed and Alydar during the 1978 Triple Crown. Steve Cauthen and Jorge Velasquez talk about their trips aboard Affirmed and Alydar the Kentucky Derby. A four part series: Reliving a Classic Rivalry Part 1 Reliving a Classic Rivalry Part 2 Reliving a Classic Rivalry Part 3 Reliving a Classic Rivalry Part 4

  • Dan Liebman,
Editor-in-chief

    Commentary: Just Like Yesterday

    <i> by Dan Liebman</i> - There are moments along the Triple Crown trail that remain forever etched in our minds. For this writer, one of those was April 27, 1978.

  • Commentary: Affirmed Career

    <i>by Patrice Wolfson </i> - Affirmed was both the focal point and cement that would bind my husband's and my wonderful 35-year relationship. From the outset of our marriage in Miami in 1972, we dearly enjoyed driving up to spend time at Harbor View Farm near Ocala

  • 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 of 4: Jockeys Steve Cauthen and Jorge Velasquez recall the beginnings of their friendship and the 2-year-old seasons of Affirmed and Alydar. A four part series: Reliving a Classic Rivalry Part 1 Reliving a Classic Rivalry Part 2 Reliving a Classic Rivalry Part 3 Reliving a Classic Rivalry Part 4

  • E.C. Johnston Jr. Dead

    Texas horseman E.C. Johnston Jr., who owned Affirmed's dam, Won't Tell You, during the latter part of her broodmare career, died March 28.

  • Bsharpsonata (green silks, 2nd from left) moves between horses on her way to victory in the Davona Dale.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D3741925%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Bsharpsonata Stays Hot, Wins Davona Dale

    Bsharpsonata continued her ascent to the top of the 3-year-old filly ranks, splitting horses in the stretch to win the Davona Dale Stakes (gr. II) by two lengths March 2 at Gulfstream Park, her fourth consecutive triumph.

  • Derby Site Launches New Series

    Kentuckyderby.com will now offer racing fans another way to experience the 2008 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) with the introduction of a journalism series focusing on memorable racing moments and personalities.

  • Louis Wolfson, who raced Triple Crown winner Affirmed (above), died Dec. 30.

    Louis Wolfson, Raced Affirmed, Dead

    Louis Wolfson, whose homebred Affirmed became the 11th and most recent Triple Crown winner, died the night of Dec. 30 at his Bal Harbour, Fla., home.

  • Affirmed&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D408398%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Affirmed Exhibit Opens at Kentucky Horse Park

    Media and other guests were invited to a June 6 reception for the opening of a new, permanent Affirmed exhibition that includes the Triple Crown winner's trophy collection, artwork, halter, and jewelry worn by his owner.

  • The Tin Man ended eight-month layoff with a victory in the Shoemaker Mile.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D1292138%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    The Tin Man Still Chopping in Shoemaker Return

    The ageless The Tin Man added another amazing chapter to his tremendous career when he returned from an eight-month layoff to win the Shoemaker Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) on the Hollywood Park turf during Monday's Memorial Day special program.

  • Cauthen Joins Capital Play in Franchise Bid

    Former jockey and Hall of Fame member Steve Cauthen, who became the youngest rider to win the Triple Crown when he rode Affirmed to sweep the three classic races as an 18-year-old in 1978, has joined the team of Capital Play, one of four bidders engaged in competition for the franchise rights to Aqueduct, Belmont Park, and Saratoga in New York.

  • Dr. Caton to Sandringham

    Stakes winner Dr. Caton, whose dam is a half-sister to Triple Crown winner Affirmed, has arrived for stallion duty at Thomas J. Young's Sandringham Farm near Georgetown, Ky.

  • The Tin Man (near) holds off T.H. Approval to win the Clement L. Hirsch Turf Championship for the second time, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    The Tin Man 'Gold' in Clement Hirsch Repeat

    The 8-year-old veteran The Tin Man did just enough to win Saturday's $250,000 Clement L. Hirsch Memorial Turf Championship (gr. IT), a race he also won in 2002 on the lawn at Santa Anita Park.

  • The Tin Man waits four years for  American repeat.

    Four Years Later, Tin Man Repeats in American

    Ageless The Tin Man earned a repeat victory in the $250,000 American Invitational Handicap (gr. IIT) Sunday on the Hollywood Park turf, which isn't all that remarkable until you consider that his first win in the 1 1/8-mile event came in 2002.

  • Affirmed Exhibition to Open Next Spring

    Next spring, the International Museum of the Horse at the Kentucky Horse Park will unveil a new, permanent exhibition featuring Triple Crown winner, Affirmed. The exhibition is supported by a loan of Affirmed's racing trophies and memorabilia from his owners, Louis and Patrice Wolfson.

  • Cauthen and McCarron to Open 'Jockeys of the Bluegrass' Exhibit

    Two internationally known jockeys, Steve Cauthen and Chris McCarron, will help open an exhibit at the Lexington History Museum as a part of the "Best of the Bluegrass" celebration leading up to the 2006 Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland.

  • Ray Paulick&lt;br&gt;Editor-in-Chief

    Greatness Affirmed

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> - Steve Wolfson was just a kid in 1963, but he has a clear recollection of the August morning his father, Louis, received a troubling phone call at his farm office in Ocala, Fla.

  • Indian Ocean Makes Splash in Affirmed Win

    Mercedes Stable's fast-improving Indian Ocean made the four-horse Affirmed Handicap (gr. III) a surprisingly exciting affair, outlasting his more experienced rivals in a tenacious victory Saturday for 3-year-olds at Hollywood Park.

  • I Thee Wed Wins Nearctic Calvary Charge

    Pin Oak Stable's I Thee Wed, the second-longest shot on the board, captured the $282,750 Nearctic Handicap (Can-II) for turf sprinters Sunday at Woodbine.

  • 'Juvenile Showcase' on Tap at Calder Monday

    The $125,000 Affirmed and $125,000 Susan's Girl divisions of the Florida Stallion Stakes at seven furlongs on Labor Day Monday highlight the second Juvenile Showcase program Saturday at Calder Race Course.

  • Little Patch of Heaven

    <i>By John Williams</i> -- Of all the runners to have carried the famous flamingo pink silks of Harbor View Farm, Affirmed and his brilliant champion daughter Flawlessly stand above the others in the hearts of Lou and Patrice Wolfson.

  • Boomzeeboom Steps Out in Affirmed Handicap

    Boomzeeboom, passed in the stretch by his stablemate Twice as Bad, responded to exuberant urging from Victor Espinoza and came back on the inside to post a half-length victory in the $110,200 Affirmed Handicap (gr. III) at Hollywood Park Saturday.

  • Trophy awarded to winner of the Visa Triple Crown.

    Crying Wolf?

    Will racing fans be disappointed again in their wait for a Triple Crown winner? The near-misses outnumber the times that racing's most elusive prize has been claimed.

  • Affirmed at Santa Anita

    On This Day...

    March 18, 1978<br><b>Affirmed in the San Felipe Handicap</b>

  • Sir Oscar Stays Perfect in FSS Affirmed

    Undefeated Sir Oscar turned in his fourth impressive career performance Saturday at Calder Race Course in winning the $125,000 Affirmed Division of the Florida Stallion Stakes.

  • Affluent Skips Phipps, Stays Home for A Gleam

    Janis R. Whitham's four-time grade I winner Affluent will likely make her next start in the $250,000 A Gleam Handicap (gr. II) at Hollywood Park on July 13, trainer Ron McAnally said after watching her work six furlongs in an easy 1:16 1/5 over the track on Thursday morning.

  • Belmont News and Notes

    Belmont jockeys visit Ronald McDonald House Thursday, Cauthen to close New York Stock Exchange Friday.

  • Triple Crown Trophy, awarded for a Kentucky Derby-Preakness-Belmont Stakes sweep.

    The Time Has Come for Funny Cide

    It has been 25 years since Affirmed won the Triple Crown in 1978 and 30 years since Secretariat broke a 25-year Triple Crown drought in 1973. The connections of Secretariat, Affirmed, and Seattle Slew speak out.