Sport: Claiming Their Triple Crown

Steve Cauthen and Affirmed win the Belmont and the title

They did it. The kid and the colt, Steve Cauthen and Affirmed, became the eleventh winners of the Triple Crown of American Thoroughbred racing last Saturday by taking one of the most thrilling races in the history of the sport. They measured up to the demanding 1½-mile Belmont Stakes—"test of the champions" —and moved into the most select circle of racing royalty. Affirmed's honor was made grander still by the rousing challenge of his gallant rival, Alydar, who shadowed Harbor View Farm's chestnut in...

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