Keyword: Karen Taylor

  • Seattle Shamus to Oakhurst in Oregon

    Seattle Shamus, whose :20.96 is believed to be the fastest opening quarter-mile ever run at Santa Anita, will enter stud at Dr. Jack Root's Oakhurst Thoroughbreds near Newberg, Ore.

  • Turf Debut Romp for Slew's Saga in Cup & Saucer

    Karen and Mickey Taylor's homebred Slew's Saga destroyed a field of Canadian-foaled 2-year-olds Sunday at Woodbine, taking the $250,000 Cup and Saucer Stakes by a widening 9 3/4 lengths.

  • Triple Crown Trophy, awarded for a Kentucky Derby-Preakness-Belmont Stakes sweep.

    The Time Has Come for Funny Cide

    It has been 25 years since Affirmed won the Triple Crown in 1978 and 30 years since Secretariat broke a 25-year Triple Crown drought in 1973. The connections of Secretariat, Affirmed, and Seattle Slew speak out.

  • Bronze statue of Seattle Slew, unveiled during memorial service.

    Seattle Slew Honored at Graveside Remembrance

    About 200 fans turned out to honor Seattle Slew as his final resting place was unveiled at Hill 'n' Dale Farm near Lexington July 19. The great racehorse and stallion died May 7, 25 years to the day of his Kentucky Derby triumph in 1977.

  • 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.