NBC Evening News for Friday, Jun 09, 1978
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(Studio) Upcoming horse race between Affirmed and Alydar at New York's Belmont Park on Saturday noted. Possibility for Affirmed to win Triple Crown mentioned.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Belmont Park, New York) Seattle Slew's win of Triple Crown in 1977 mentioned; film of Slew shown. Details given about Affirmed. [Trainer Laz BARERRA - says horse would have to die before letting another past him.] [Jockey Steve CAUTHEN - notes he and horse get along well together, understand each other.] Patrice Wolfson and husband bred and own Affirmed. [Mrs. WOLFSON - lists similar qualities in both Cauthen and Affirmed.] Pressure on people involved in potential Triple Crown win described. [Slew trainer Billy TURNER - wouldn't trade anything for pressure, as bad as it is.]
REPORTER: Dick Schaap