"Laz Barrera, the Cuban-born trainer who won the 1976 Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes with Bold Forbes and the 1978 Triple Crown with Affirmed, died yesterday at Rio Hondo Hospital in Downey, Calif....what he called his best moment in racing came on his birthday... when Bold Forbes.... turned the tables on the oddsmakers and won the Kentucky Derby on May 8, 1976."

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