The Last Triple Crown Winner

Book - 2011
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"The first biography of Affirmed, the last horse to win the Triple Crown The descendent of Man o War and War Admiral, Affirmed won all three stages of the Triple Crown in 1978 by a combined margin of less than two lengths over rival Alydar. Lou Sahadi draws on interviews with Steve Cauthen, the family of owner Louis Wolfson, and many more to tell the story of this courageous horse, whose unrivaled combination of speed and heart twice earned him Horse of the Year honors and placed him twelfth on the Blood-Horse list of Top 100 Horses of the 20th Century. In the tradition of successful horseracing titles such as Seabiscuit, Man o War, The Horse God Built, and Wild Ride, Affirmed recreates an unforgettable era in American racing history"--Publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312628086
Call Number: 798.4009 Sa192a
Characteristics: xvii, 280 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm


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