1978 Kentucky Derby Affirmed #815
This photograph shows Triple Crown champion Affirmed, with Hall of Fame rider Steve Cauthen holding off rival Alydar to win the 1978 Kentucky Derby at historic Churchill Downs. The "Run For The Roses" is considered America's premier horse race, always drawing crowds in excess of 100,000. This horse race has earned the nickname of being the "Fastest Two Minutes In Sports". Gallery of Champions copyright watermark does not appear on the actual photos.