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Thirty six years ago today, Affirmed made his debut at Belmont Park. Sent off at double-digit odds, the chestnut colt went right to the front and kept going. Not surprisingly, gamblers never saw anything close to those odds again! The Harbor View Farm homebred, that year’s two-year-old champion, would go on to be a Triple Crown winner and two-time Horse of the Year for trainer Laz Barrera.

Thirty six years ago today, Affirmed made his debut at Belmont Park. Sent off at double-digit odds, the chestnut colt went right to the front and kept going. Not surprisingly, gamblers never saw anything close to those odds again! The Harbor View Farm homebred, that year’s two-year-old champion, would go on to be a Triple Crown winner and two-time Horse of the Year for trainer Laz Barrera.

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