Last month, she seemed to sense the end was near for Slew, but had a hard time talking about it. She stood only a few yards away from his huge stall and spoke softy:.
We'll need to go on. Slew's retirement in at age 4 seemed premature, but as a stallion his earning power was easily into the tens of millions of dollars. After Slew's first operation, he was pulled from the breeding line, but he was back in business last year, with 43 of 46 mares in foal. His last breeding session was Feb.
Seattle Slew: Thoroughbred Legends - Kindle edition by Dan Mearns. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features. One of the most popular Thoroughbreds in recent times, Seattle Slew is the only undefeated Triple Crown winner, sweeping racing's three jewels while keeping his perfect record intact. The bargain-priced Seattle Slew and his youthful, attractive owners captured public imagination.
Mickey Taylor described Slew's walk recently, saying: But Slew sure could run in his heyday. He won his first six races and had never trailed heading to the Derby on May 7, When the Derby began, Slew smacked the gate and slammed into a horse next to him.
The brown 3-year-old son of Harlan caught Belmont Stakes Today, 3: But did America really care? Affirmed won the race and the Triple Crown.
Smarty Jones, the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner, will try to Wayne Lukas thought the Belmont Stakes was tailor-made for Commendable. He was right, but then the final race of the Triple Crown was an off-the-rack contest with the absence of Kentucky Derby winner Fusaichi Pegasus and Preakness Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem.
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Smarty Jones, the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner, will try to Seattle Slew tried to fight back but lost by a neck in a major upset. Turning for home though, Dr. Seattle Slew was one of the most popular tourist attractions for racing fans who visit the Kentucky Bluegrass. Going off as the favorite, he went to the early lead, challenged by Fratello Ed. He was the American champion broodmare sire in and Views Read Edit View history.
Seattle Slew was one of the most popular tourist attractions for racing fans who visit the Kentucky Bluegrass. It is easy to understand why. The dark bay horse carries the special distinction of being the only horse to win the Triple Crown while undefeated. In Seattle Slew, author Dan Mearns, a longtime racing journalist and editor, explores the life of the great horse, who Seattle Slew was one of the most popular tourist attractions for racing fans who visit the Kentucky Bluegrass.
In Seattle Slew, author Dan Mearns, a longtime racing journalist and editor, explores the life of the great horse, who is one of only 11 Triple Crown winners horses who have won the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Belmont Stakes at the age of three in the history of horse racing. While Seattle Slew's career was filled with many highs like the Triple Crown, there were plenty of lows as well, including his first defeat, the replacement of his trainer, squabbling among his owners, the illness that nearly took his life.
However, Seattle Slew was able to overcome all these things to recapture his earlier glory on the racetrack.
In retirement he shone even brighter, with many of his offspring becoming champions on the racetrack. Kindle Edition , pages.
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