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Date:4/19/2014 10:43:57 AM
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I got to go see the palomino filly yesterday! I have decided to name her Cheyenne. She is super cute and friendly. She was in her stall and it was kinda dark in the barn so I wasn't able to get any good pics): I will get plenty once she is at our place!

Here is a continuation of yesterdays blog about Affirmed.
In 1978, Affirmed secured the Triple Crown by winning the Belmont Stakes, the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes, only narrowly taking the win from Alydar. He also won the Hollywood and the Santa Anita Derbies. The Belmont Stakes race was the most nail biting in history, as the two horses came so close together that the jockeys had to change their crops to different hands. The race was that close. The rivalry between Alydar and Affirmed would go down in history, and on the last race they faced each other, led to disappointment. In 1978, at the Travers Stakes, Laffit Pincay, substituted for Affirmative’s regular jockey, Cauthen. Pincay cut Alydar off and forced Alydar to check. Affirmed did win, but the actions of the jockey led to the disqualification of Affirmed.

Affirmed would later meet up with Alydar at the Calumet Farm, both in stud. Affirmed sired many race winners, but none like himself. He might have been a relatively small horse, but he had the heart, the determination and the courage. In 2001, Affirmed contracted laminitis, a fatal hoof disease, and was euthanized. He was given the highest honor that a racehorse can receive, he was buried whole, wearing the colors of his original owners, and leaving the world with precious memories and the reminder of his spectacular life, through his children. He was inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame.
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