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5/21/17 - Celebrating Your Preakness Victory 40 Years Later

You were so magnificent, that day 40 years ago. Under a bright, sunny sky and facing eight who thought they could challenge you. But you, our beloved Seattle Slew, were simply too powerful and too fast for them. No one would come close to defeating you that day as you won the Preakness Stakes and captured the second jewel of the Triple Crown.

We celebrate you and your win again today. And we treasure you and all you gave us each day.

All our love,


5/7/17 - Remembering Your Triumphs and Shedding Tears

Yesterday, a colt sharing your blood won the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby over the same track you dominated 40 years ago today. We cheered him on as he led the field to the finish line and celebrated his win.

But, we were thinking of you, our beloved Slew. To that day in 1977 when you refused to be pushed back by the others around you and you fought your way to the front. To when you took the lead and dared any of them to try and keep up with you. To that unforgettable moment when you charged down the stretch and fulfilled your destiny by winning the Derby. A blanket of roses has never looked so good across... [more]

2/15/17 - Happy 43rd Birthday, Slew

Dearest Seattle Slew,

From the moment we first saw you, we loved you. Your determination, your awesome power and your amazing ability. Your fantastic legacy means you will always be with us. And we will always celebrate you. On your birthday and every day of the year.

All our love,

The Slew Crew
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12/19/16 - Remembering Dr. Bagby

George Bagby, MD, who invented the Bagby Bone Basket, which became known as the Seattle Slew Basket after it was successfully implanted in Seattle Slew's spine to extend his life, passed away at the age of 93 on Dec. 12, 2016. A renowned surgeon, Dr. Bagby worked with veterinarian surgeon Dr. Barrie Grant and his team of specialists to treat wobbler syndrome in thoroughbreds long before spinal compression impacted Seattle Slew.

Dr. Bagby's invention not only saved Slew's life, it improved the quality of his life. Seattle Slew lived for two more years after his initial surgery, showing us his tremendous strength an... [more]

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]


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