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Trainer:Laz Barrera
Owner: Harbor View Farm
Foaling Date: 1975-02-21
Pedigree: Exclusive Native and Wont Tell You of Crafty Admiral
Dosage: 8-6-24-0-0
Dosage Index / CD: 2 / 1



Notes: Affirmed is the eleventh winner of the US Triple Crown of Thoroughbr ed Racing. Considerin g his pedigree he had potentiali ty to break the jinx of the triple crown â he was rightly from the great-grea t-grandson of the Triple Crown Winner War Admiral through dam-sire Crafty Admiral. Since his birth on February 21st, 1975, Affirmed ran several races but his rivalry with Alydar is noticeable ; Affirmed met with him ten times, including in all three Triple Crown races â interestin gly Alydar became the first racehorse to finish second in all three Triple Crown races. After his brilliant career in racing, Affirmed was syndicated at a then-recor d 14.4 million dollars; he has sired over 80 stakes winners, 9 champions including Flawlessly and Peteski (Canadian triple crown winner in 1993). In 2001, Affirmed was euthanized after falling ill with laminitis â a circulator y hoof disease. He was buried at Jonabell Farm.


Facts
Important Racing Wins: â Â Futurity Stakes (1977) Â Hopeful Stakes (1977) Â Santa Anita Derby (1978) Â Kentucky Derby (1978) Â Preakness Stakes (1978) Â Belmont Stakes (1978) Â Hollywood Gold Cup (1979) Â Santa Anita Handicap (1979) Â Woodward Stakes (1979) Â Jockey Club Gold Cup (1979)
Racing Awards: â Â 11th U.S. Triple Crown Champion (1978) Â American Champion 2-Year-Old Colt (1977) Â American Champion 3-Year-Old Male Horse (1978) Â American Horse of the Year (1978, 1979)
Honors: â  United States Racing Hall of Fame (1980)  #12 - Top 100 U.S. Racehorses of the 20th Century  Affirmed Handicap at Hollywood Park Racetrack  Affirmed Street in Napa, California