By Paula Turner -- While ponying a horse off old Hopeful, I remembered when the horse came to me. It was the same year as that fuzzy-tailed colt, Seattle Slew, whose comical appearance pulled at my heart, causing me to name him Baby Huey.
John Polston was one day shy of his 57th birthday when he received a call from Seattle Slew's co-owner Karen Taylor, informing him that the great horse he had rubbed for two years had died at 9 o'clock that morning. It was 25 years to the day since Slew's victory in the 1977 Kentucky Derby.
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