Affirmed Winning the Kentucky Derby, Steve Cauthen up, Giclee canvas prints
Not since 1978 has there been a Triple Crown winner, when Affirmed won it, 35 years ago. Jockey Steve Cauthen, was aboard at age 18. Affirmed was the 11th horse to accomplish the feat of winning the prestigious three races. Trained by Laz Barrera, Affirmed was Horse of the Year in '78, and won the award again in '79. Known best for his rivalry with the great Alydar, Laz Barrera once was quoted as saying, "Affirmed was greater than Secretariat, Seattle Slew and all the rest. Why? None of them had to face the great Alydar."
Tom blurred and pushed the background into the distance, leaving only an illusion of the trees. The colors, except for the pink of the jockey's silks are all in the same color group which focuses the painting on Cauthen and makes him the focal point here. This image depicts Affirmed around the Clubhouse turn at Churchill Downs, 1978 Kentucky Derby, the first leg of the Triple Crown."
3 sizes available of this print.
10 x 15" 99 prints
14 x 21" 77 prints
20 x 30" 33 prints
Each print comes with a certificate of authenticity.