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11/26/16 - Six Seattle Slew Progeny Win at Breeders' Cup

Six of the big winners at Santa Anita Park during the two-day Breeders' Cup World Championships Nov. 4 and 5 descend from the 10th and only undefeated Triple Crown winner. The Slew Crew congratulates the winners and all their connections.

Five-year-old TOURIST (Tiznow) captured the $2 million Breeders' Cup Mile (G1) by a half-length on Nov. 5, outrunning 13 other top turf stars in a fantastic performance. Racing in midpack early while saving ground, he inched clear deep in the stretch and held off the late closers for the biggest win of his career. He stopped the clock in 1:31 3/5 for a mile over the firm turf, mi... [more]


5/21/16 - Exaggerator, great-grandson of Seattle Slew, Wins the Preakness

Three-year-old EXAGERRATOR (Curlin), winner of the Santa Anita Derby (G1) earlier this year, added to his resume with a fantastic run in the 141st Preakness Stakes (G1) over a sloppy Pimlico main track on May 21.

Breaking nicely from the number five hole, Exaggerator and jockey Kent Desormeaux allowed the early speed runners to clear them before diving inside to settle into an easy pace along the rail. Saving ground off the pace, the dark bay/brown colt increased his tempo down the backstretch to gain on the leaders setting a fast pace, and he had moved into contention as the field approached the final turn. Exagg... [more]


5/7/16 - Celebrating Seattle Slew

Today, they will run the Kentucky Derby around that same fantastic oval where you left your mark. And under the Twin Spires, a blanket of roses will be laid across the withers of the newest winner. We will, of course, be cheering on each and every starter who boasts your blood in their veins.

But we will be thinking of you, dear Slew. Of that May 7 when you fought your way to the front, so that your competitors knew you would not give up and you would not be defeated. When we were able to watch you dominate your Derby.

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5/6/16 - Cathryn Sophia Earns Oaks Lilies

Before a record Kentucky Oaks (G1) day crowd, CATHRYN SOPHIA (Street Boss) won the day's signature event while leading two other Seattle Slew-related fillies across the wire for a fantastic trifecta.

A full field of 14 fillies lined up for the $1 million Kentucky Oaks. Cathryn Sophia, who was coming off the first loss of her career, broke well and then settled into a stalking position in fourth behind the pacesetters. She maintained her position down the backstretch and then launched her bid in the final turn. Sweeping into the stretch four-wide, the bay filly would not be denied as she charged to the front and re... [more]


2/15/16 - Happy Birthday, Seattle Slew

The world changed 42 years ago when you arrived in the dark of a Kentucky night. Your strength and speed, your talent and ability, your eye and your heart were never seen before and will never be matched again. Happy birthday to our one-of-a-kind, truly magnificent Seattle Slew.

All our love,

The Slew Crew
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