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  1. Affirmednoun

    thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1978


  1. Affirmed

    Affirmed (February 21, 1975 – January 12, 2001) was a champion American Thoroughbred racehorse who is the eleventh winner of the American Triple Crown. Affirmed was well known for his famous rivalry with Alydar, whom he met ten times, including coming second in each of the three 1978 Triple Crown races. After Affirmed won the Triple Crown, there was a 37-year wait until American Pharoah swept the series in 2015. Affirmed won fourteen Grade One stakes races over his career and was a champion each of the three years he raced. At age two in 1977, he was named the champion two-year-old after winning the Hollywood Juvenile Championship, Sanford, Hopeful, Belmont Futurity and Laurel Futurity. At age three, he was named "Horse of the Year" for winning the Triple Crown and other major stakes races such as the Santa Anita Derby, Hollywood Derby and Jim Dandy Stakes. He repeated as Horse of the Year at age four after winning the final seven races in his career, all but one of which was a Grade I stakes race. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1980. On the Blood-Horse magazine list of the Top 100 U.S. Racehorses of the 20th Century, he was ranked twelfth.


  1. affirmed

    Affirmed is a verb that refers to the action of stating or declaring a fact or belief confidently and forcefully. It also could mean ratifying or confirming the validity or truth of something.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Affirmed

    of Affirm


  1. Affirmed

    Affirmed was an American Thoroughbred racehorse who was the eleventh and most recent winner of the United States Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing. Affirmed was also known for his famous rivalry with Alydar, whom he met ten times, including in all three Triple Crown races. The derivation of the name "Affirmed" has been the subject of speculation, in part because the conviction of his owner and breeder, Louis E. Wolfson, for securities law violations had been affirmed on appeal in 1969 resulting in his imprisonment. Affirmed was the great-great-grandson of Triple Crown winner War Admiral through damsire Crafty Admiral, and thereby the great-great-great grandson of Man o' War who won two of the three Triple Crown races himself. He has other noteworthy horses in his pedigree such as Gallant Fox, winner of 1930 Triple Crown and sire of the 1935 Triple Crown Winner Omaha, as well as English Derby winner Mahmoud.

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  1. affirmedverb

    Verb form of the word affirm.

    They affirmed their love for each other on their wedding day.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 4, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of affirmed in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of affirmed in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of affirmed in a Sentence

  1. Mark Enyedy:

    We are extremely pleased that Federal Circuit affirmed the District Court's ruling that the patents are valid, which further confirms that Shire has strong patents protecting Vyvanse.

  2. Peter Mirijanian:

    In 2018, White House and security clearance officials affirmed that Mr. Kushners security clearance was handled in the regular process with no pressure from anyone, that was conveyed to the media at the time, and new stories, if accurate, do not change what was affirmed at the time.

  3. Gavin Newsom:

    When they affirmed the death penalty, they also affirmed a responsibility ... to actually move that population on death row out and to get them working.

  4. Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt:

    Oklahoma's execution protocol has been affirmed as constitutional by two federal courts and has successfully been implemented in Oklahoma as well as more than 10 similar executions in Florida.

  5. Florida State Attorney Phil Archer:

    While it clear that the officers had probable cause to arrest Mr. George Zimmerman, which was affirmed by the circuit court judge at initial appearances, the subsequent recantation by the( alleged) victim of her initial statement along with new documents provided by the victim and her attorney precludes my office from proceeding further.

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