Subject: It's Affirmed ...
From: Christopher W. Thomas (
Date: Fri June 11, 1999 at 12:09AM

It's Affirmed ...

On this date in nineteen seventy-eight
Affirmed ... bolted right out of the gate
Spurred on by jockey Steve Cauthen
Crossing that finish line - so important

For it gave Affirmed the Triple Crown
Earning him a high place of reknown
For so few horses can win all three races*
And those who do provide many smiling faces

- Tristram

Christopher W. Thomas
10:30pm Thurs. June 10th, 1999

*Triple Crown

Belmont Stakes 1.5 miles 3-year-olds
begun 1867
The Preakness 1.4 miles 3-year-olds
begun 1873
Kentucky Derby 1.25 miles 3-year-olds
begun 1875