Duel for the Crown
Affirmed, Alydar, and Racing's Greatest Rivalry
From Library Staff
Alydar was horseracing royalty, while Affirmed grew up on a backwoods Florida farm. But scrappy Affirmed held off Alydar by an ever-narrowing margin to win each of the three races in the Triple Crown in 1978. Their epic battle may be horseracing's crowning glory.