An example of race horse abuse. The ex-race horse, The Spear Of Destiny, was starved to death by the owner. The owner then neglected and starved three more former race horses. Wellington SPCA trie to save them, but it was too late for one of them who suffered multiple organ failure. The other two were suffering from severe malnutrition, but were nursed back to health by Wellington SPCA
Alydar! Yes, this picture shows Affirmed betting Alydar. These two horses had one of the most legendary rivalries in sports history. I was working in Louisville and was at the 1978 Kentucky Derby when Affirmed finished first and became the last horse to win the Triple Crown. Affirmed ended up beating Alydar in 7 of their 9 meetings but almost all of them were great, close races.