Sham was one of the fastest horses of the 20th century, but was overshadowed by his larger-than-life peer Secretariat. Sham won the Santa Catalina Stakes (G2) & was 2nd in the Wood Memorial Stakes (G1) beating Secretariat, who finished 3rd. The book "Sham: Great Was Second Best," by Phil Dandrea, blends historical analysis & interviews with Sham’s jockeys, trainer & owner as well as an in-depth look at Sham’s career & his famous rivalry with Secretariat as they raced for the 1973 Triple…
The beloved but overshadowed Riva Ridge, who some say was responsible for saving the Meadow and perhaps facilitating Secretariat's legendary career, the unassuming bay gelding was quite an excellent racehorse in his own right. He won the Kentucky Derby & Belmont Stakes, and might've captured the TC if it weren't for a sloppy track at Pimlico that day. He won 2 Eclipse awards, raced 30 times, won 12 stakes races & amassed over 1 million in earnings. He was said to be the barn favorite.
Affirmed 1978 The great-great grandson of Triple Crown winner War Admiral, Affirmed battled with Alydar in all three races, beating his rival by 1 1/2 lengths in the Derby, a neck in the Preakness, and a nose in the Belmont.
Funny Cide- (foaled April 20, 2000) is a Thoroughbred race horse who won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes in 2003. He is the first New York-bred horse to win the Kentucky Derby and the first gelding to win since Clyde Van Dusen in 1929.
Genuine Risk (1977-2008) Winner of the 1980 Kentucky Derby. She was the second filly to win the Derby and is the only femle to date to place in all three Triple Crown races - she came in 2nd in both the Preakness and Belmont Stakes!