By David Rosner, Linda Carroll
From the instant they first galloped head-to-head in Saratoga Springs, the 2 chestnut colts confirmed they have been the stuff of racing legend. Alydar, all muscle with a fearsome ultimate kick, was once already the preferred favourite to win the Kentucky Derby. Affirmed, deceptively laid-back streamlined splendor, used to be powered ahead via his steely selection to not accept moment place.
In the game of Kings, the Triple Crown is the main valued prize, requiring a horse to win not only one race, yet 3: the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes. And 1978 wouldn't be only for the checklist books, but additionally one of many maximum dramas ever performed out within the racing world.
There have been names to conjure with, necessary of the game of Kings. The bloodline of local Dancer. the teenager wonderboy jockey Steve Cauthen. The as soon as unbeatable Calumet Farm—the rattling Yankees of the racing world—now in eclipse and hoping for a comeback. The newcomer Harbor View Farm—owned via brash financier Louis Wolfson, who wouldn’t enable even a conviction and a jail sentence for securities violations stand within the means of his goals of glory. And the racetracks themselves: Belmont, Saratoga, Pimlico. And, after all, Churchill Downs.
It has been thirty-five years in view that Affirmed and Alydar fought for the Triple Crown, thirty-five years while no different horse has gained it. Duel for the Crown brings this epic conflict to existence. not only brilliant Thoroughbreds however the colourful human personalities surrounding them, stuck up in an ever-intensifying conflict of will and wits that lasted till the picture end of the ultimate Triple Crown race . . . and Alydar and Affirmed leaped into the heritage books.
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Duel for the Crown: Affirmed, Alydar, and Racing's Greatest Rivalry by David Rosner, Linda Carroll