Monday, July 29, 2013


One of my all time favorite is Affirmed, fouled February 21, 1975 by sire Exclusive Native and dam Won’t Tell You. Laz Barrera trained; this stallion was the eleventh winner of The Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing.

Known of his rivalry with one of the finest; Alydar and Affirmed were face-to-face with each other in ten such stake races since 1977 including The Triple Crown. This rivalry set off at Belmont Park at the Youth Stakes where Affirmed was the winner followed by Alyder at fourth place. 

This Florida bred race horse was the first thoroughbred to have got home tremendous success for Louis Wolfson and his wife as owners. Affirmed made his career debut on May 24, 1977 at Belmont Park winning by 4-1/2 lengths, two weeks after that he won the Youth Stakes with a neck-to-neck run with Alydar. Fans were kept at the peak of their curiosity, waiting for the results of the following 10 races where these two were seen in face off.

After a four-year-old career he was sent back to California to retire as one of the most glorified race horses in the history of horse racing by becoming Thoroughbred racing’s first 2 million dollar runner!  

Deceased on January 21, 2001; this stallion remains a legend even today!

However, the deceased word does not exist in the world that I come from! Here in my world of horse racing the legends never fall and fade away. Virtual horse racing keeps such legends alive. Here you can select your own horse past or present and watch them in an enthralling race of the decade. Being a gaming freak, I spend hours and hours simulating my horses and racing them against the best of the best. After playing some of the games available online, I would without a doubt “AFFIRM” that will definitely blow your mind away!

Try it yourself!

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