They were, perhaps, the greatest rivals in the history of racing.... and this is perhaps their greatest duel. Affirmed's shot at the Triple Crown was on the line and Alydar was determined to make him work for it. In a stirring performance, Affirmed came through. His rider, 18-year-old phenom Steve Cauthen, became the youngest rider to win the Triple Crown

Final time: 2:26 3/4

Owner: Harbor View Farms

Trainer: Lazaro Barrera

Jockey: Steve Cauthen