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  • "Affirmed," wrote the Supreme Court, unanimously rejecting Republican Norm Coleman's claims that inconsistent practices by local elections officials and wrong decisions by a lower court had denied him victory.

    Minnesota Supreme Court Rules for Al Franken

  • In particular, Dee Mirich of Merrillville, IN, has become a cult figure at Deadspin for her "Affirmed" messages.

    Boing Boing

  • "Affirmed," though, was the last to complete the Triple Crown and that was back in '78.

    CNN Transcript May 18, 2008

  • But, you know the jockey who rode "Affirmed" actually talked by phone to one of the reporters for "Sports Illustrated," and said, you know, he looks pretty special, it was a cakewalk for him.

    CNN Transcript May 18, 2008

  • It wasn't until 1978-80 that the folks out west were able to get their fill of great horses such as Affirmed and Spectacular Bid.

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  • Two weeks later in the Preakness Stakes, Affirmed set the pace early by immediately taking the lead, and felt the presence of his archrival when Alydar rushed near from the outside on the far turn.

    One Season

  • Racing ten times, Affirmed emerged triumphant on seven occasions, including three classic Triple Crown confrontations.

    One Season

  • Alydar always made things interesting against Affirmed, but always fell short.

    One Season

  • Staying close, at the halfway point of the race, Alydar moved alongside Affirmed, and engaged in a speed duel for the ages.

    One Season

  • Driving relentlessly, Alydar pushed Affirmed to the bitter end, yet lost the race by a neck.

    One Season


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