Keyword: Mike Smithwick

  • 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.