Seattle Slew's Return to Breeding This Year Unlikely

Seattle Slew, who was moved to John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farm near Lexington from Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky., to remove stress, might not return to breeding this year, according to owner Mickey Taylor.

"Slew was taken off anti-inflammatory medication last Thursday, and the following day, he did not show any signs of progressing," he said. "We placed him back on medication and returned him to stall rest for a five to seven day period. He's in his fourth day of that. We're just trying to be ultra conservative with him. He does seem to be enjoying his stay at Hill 'n' Dale."

The only living Triple Crown winner, Seattle Slew (Bold Reasoning--My Charmer, by Poker) has sired 101 stakes winners. This year is the 25th-year anniversary of his Triple Crown annexation.