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A look back at racing's greatest rivalry

Updated: January 12, 2001, 7:10 PM ET
By Bob Ehalt | Daily Racing Form

Boxing had Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier.

Basketball had the Celtics and Lakers.

In horse racing, it was Affirmed and Alydar.

The rivalry between the brilliant colts Affirmed and Alydar lasted only slightly more than a year, yet their 10 head-to-head battles produced the kind of drama that will no doubt last several lifetimes.

So fierce was their competition that even today, more than 22 years after their final clash in the 1978 Travers, it's still difficult to say one of their ...

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