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Perfect, the son of Triple Crown winner Affirmed, is now permanently retired at Equine Rescue of Aiken with Jim Rhodes.

Perfect landing for a Triple Crown winner’s son

Thirty-six years ago, the old stallion’s father won the Triple Crown. That feat of racehorse mastery, much in the news as California Chrome attempts to accomplish what Affirmed did in 1978, threw into sharp contrast the life of the great racehorse’s 24-year-old, little known son. Last month, an old stud named Perfect sold in a farm dispersal and onto a broker, and was facing an uncertain fate when a team of Thoroughbred advocates stepped in to provide him a retirement befitting the son of Affirmed. “When I got the call asking if I had the facility and the room to […]