1978 Belmont Stakes

June 10, 1978

Finish Horse Jockey Trainer Win Place
1 Affirmed Steve Cauthen Lazaro S. Barrera 3.20 2.10
2 Alydar Jorge Velasquez John M. Veitch 2.20
3 Darby Creek Road Angel Cordero Jr. T. L. Rondinello
4 Judge Advocate Jeffrey Fell John Russell
5 Noon Time Spender Ruben Hernandez Antonio Arcodia

0:25 0/5, 0:50 0/5, 1:14 0/5, 1:37 2/5, 2:01 3/5, 2:26 4/5

Chic Anderson's stretch call: "... Three-quarters went in 14, a mile in 37 and 2. The pace is increasing as they come to the head of the stretch. It is still Affirmed as they come to the quarter pole... he's holding on to a head lead. Alydar is outside of him and challenging that lead. The two are heads apart... and Alydar's got a lead! Alydar put a head in front right in the middle of the stretch! It's Alydar and Affirmed battling back along the inside! We'll test these two to the wire! Affirmed under a left hand whip! Alydar on the outside driving! Affirmed and Alydar heads apart! Affirmed's got a nose in front as they come on to the wire..."

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