Megan. 21. Texas girl. Horse racing nut. Proud owner of way too much stuff. 90's kid for life. Potty potty Potterhead. Forever Hiddlestoned. Movie enthusiast, the older the better. Mama to two dogs, a rabbit, and a kitty (soon to be more!). Cleans dog poo for a living. Glad and willing to answer any questions, at all times. I love conversation
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*NOTE: None of these photos are mine (unless otherwise stated), obviously, because most of these horses died way before I was born. I did, however, pay for the rare and vintage magazines and books that a lot of these photos come from
Anonymous said: Better rivalry: Jaipur vs Ridan or Affirmed vs Alydar?
Okay, so, even without a caption on this picture, almost every racing fan can name the horses, the race, the year, probably even the jockeys.
And that’s because Affirmed/Alydar is still the greatest racing rivalry. It’s the rivalry against which all others are measured.
Also, consider: Affirmed and Alydar met in 10 different races, three of them were the Triple Crown, and the rest were a laundry list of big-name American races (Youthful, Great American, Hopeful, Champagne, Laurel Futurity, and Travers Stakes). Ridan and Jaipur, on the other hand, are remembered for one (very exciting and incredibly memorable) race in the 1962 Travers. Quantity and quality together always wins ;)