Keyword: billy turner

  • Seattle Slew wins 1977 Kentucky Derby.

    Derby Wins of the Triple Crown Victors: Seattle Slew

    A BloodHorse Magazine recap of the Kentucky Derby won by Seattle Slew that ran in the May 16, 1977 issue. The story, written by Edward L. Bowen, carried the headline of, "You Can't Run With That Horse and Beat Him."

  • Seattle Slew

    Triple Crown Tales: A Horse Named Sue

    Long before Olympic gold-medalist Bruce Jenner transformed into Caitlyn Jenner, for a brief period of time in the late-summer of 1976, future undefeated Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew was mistakenly identified.

  • American Pharoah will try to become racing's 12th Triple Crown winner with a victory in the Belmont Stakes.

    Racing Leaders: Triple Crown Would Lift Sport

    With American Pharoah attempting to complete a Triple Crown in the June 6 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park, industry leaders talk about what the first Triple Crown sweep since 1978 would mean for the sport.

  • Doug O'Neill

    O'Neill, Turner Discuss Belmont Preparations

    As he continues to prepare I'll Have Another for the June 9 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), trainer Doug O'Neill on May 30 recounted a conversation he had with trainer Billy Turner, who trained 1977 Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew.

  • Divine Park cruises to victory in the Westchester Handicap.

    Divine Park Strolls to Westchester Win

    Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin thought odds-on choice Grasshopper could be vulnerable running a one-turn mile in the $109,100 Westchester Handicap (gr. III) to open Belmont Park's spring/summer meet April 30, and he was proved correct when his Divine Park swept to a five-length victory.

  • California Stallion Strike Gold Dead

    California stallion Strike Gold, sire of 25 stakes winners, was euthanized Oct. 7 at Gary and Marlene Howard's Hideaway Farms near San Jacinto, Calif., because of complications from the infirmities of old age.

  • Finery Shows Her Style in Beaugay Win

    Finery, making her first start in more than five months, collared the favorite Changing World in the final strides to win the $112,800 Beaugay Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the turf at fog-shrouded Aqueduct Saturday.

  • Ex-Trainer Tommy Pascuma Dead

    Former trainer Tommy Pascuma, who in later years worked as an assistant to Hall of Fame trainer Phil Johnson, John Parisella and John Hertler, passed away Thursday after a long illness. He was 67.

  • The late, great Seattle Slew.

    Seattle Slew: Greatness on the Track

    It was nine o'clock in the morning on May 7, 2002--25 years to the day since Seattle Slew's historic victory in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I). The great Thoroughbred gave one final look at his devoted owners, Karen and Mickey Taylor, who, as usual, were by his side. And with his eyes, he proclaimed, as the Sioux warriors used to before going to battle, "It is a good day to die."

  • John Polston, today at his home on Long Island.

    A Groom's View of Slew: John Polston's Rub With Greatness

    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.

  • Seattle Slew, last surviving Triple Crown winner who died Tuesday.

    Slew: 'His Influence Will Be Felt By This Breed Forever'

    Trainer Billy Turner said the late Seattle Slew stood alone in comparison to racing's other Triple Crown winners. "He was undefeated. He set track records. He did everything he had to do." Yet Turner said some people resented the horse who won the 1977 Triple Crown, just four years after Secretariat.