Examining a widely held hypothesis that Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winners are not taken as seriously as potential commercial stallions as winners of the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) or Preakness Stakes (gr. I), or both.
Who had the most impressive performances? Who prevailed over the toughest fields? Look for the results in the upcoming special Year-in-Review Dec. 26/Jan. 2 double issue of Blood-Horse.
When it's all said and done, American Pharoah will be known as a Triple Crown winner -- those three words say it all -- but make no mistake, a victory in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) would add to that legacy.
Frosted is a son of Tapit, the first sire from the Seattle Slew line to benefit consistently from inbreeding to Seattle Slew.
If American Pharoah's connections stick to the current plan of returning to the races Aug. 1 or 2, it would be a similarly timed schedule to the most recent Triple Crown winner, Affirmed in 1978.
American Pharoah fans looking to make the trip to Saratoga Springs, N.Y., for his anticipated Racing Hall of Fame induction will have some time to make those plans.
Click on a Triple Crown winner to read from the historical pages of Blood-Horse. View Interactive
Relive the exciting campaigns of all the Triple Crown champions with photos, retrospectives, and on-site accounts of their Belmont Stakes (gr. I) victories from the pages of The Blood-Horse.
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.
Connections of Triple Crown winners Secretariat, Seattle Slew, and Affirmed discuss the Triple Crown chances of two-time classic winner American Pharoah.
The longer we go without a Triple Crown winner, the more embedded I become in a dubious fraternity; one whose membership requires only a single qualification â€" you have to be old. read blog
Grade II winner Williamstown, a 25-year-old son of Seattle Slew, has died, according to a release from Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Farm in Georgetown, Ky.
Alchaasibiyeh, who set a world record when she sold for $3.75 million at the 1984 Keeneland July selected yearling sale, died at age 32 Thursday, March 12, at Elizabeth Mateo's Premier Sporthorses farm in Alpharetta, Ga.
A new license plate option for Kentucky drivers, featuring a photo of the legendary Seattle Slew, has been unveiled by the Kentucky Equine Education Project Foundation.
What makes a great racehorse? Legendary jockey Bill Shoemaker boils it down for Cot Campbell in the saddling paddock at Hollywood Park. read blog
The six broodmares, six racing prospects, four yearlings, one 2-year-old, and one stallion that were to be offered at the Barretts sale Jan. 26 represent the last vestiges of the holdings of the co-owners of Seattle Slew.
Juddmonte Farms announced their stud fees for the 2015 breeding season for their North American stallion Mizzen Mast and First Defence.
Lemon Drop Kid was the complete package when he went to stud in 2001 with an impeccable pedigree, top-of-his-class ability all three years racing, and dashing good looks.
Relive the exciting campaigns of all the Triple Crown champions with photos, retrospectives, and on-site accounts of their Belmont Stakes (gr. I) victories from the pages of The Blood-Horse. View Interactive
A shrinking foal crop over the last several years may give California Chrome an edge over past Derby/Preakness winners heading into the June 7 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
This year's Belmont Stakes (gr. I) includes Commissioner, who will be the final classic starter for A.P. Indy. Going into this edition, 14 Belmont victors have gone on to sire a Belmont winner.
Evan Hammonds examines Seattle Slew's Belmont Stakes and compares his racing style to that of California Chrome. Compare footage from Seattle Slew's Belmont win and California Chrome's first two victories in the Triple Crown. watch video
Connections of Triple Crown winners Secretariat, Seattle Slew, and Affirmed talked May 27 about California Chrome, his connections, and his chances in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
The connections of Secretariat, Seattle Slew, and Affirmed all feel Chrome is the one.
Honoring the eleven horses who have captured the Triple Crown. View Slideshow
The son of an $8,000 mare and a stallion that stood for $2,500 in the year of his conception, the flashy chestnut became the first California-bred since Decidedly in 1962 to win the Run for the Roses.
Once again, we have reached the gates of the pantheon. Beyond beckons the ghosts of Secretariat, Seattle Slew, Affirmed, Citation, and the seven other Triple Crown winners who have attained immortality. read blog
Evan Hammonds thought one of California Chrome's moves during the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) reminded him of a move by Seattle Slew during the 1977 Kentucky Derby (gr. I). What do you think? watch video
Evan Hammonds thought one of California Chrome's moves during the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) reminded him of a move by Seattle Slew during the 1977 Kentucky Derby (gr. I). What do you think?
While Seattle Slew did well crossed back to almost any of the major strains in his pedigree, he was particularly effective when bred to mares carrying Buckpasser in their pedigrees.
Hops and Horses, a celebration to benefit Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement, is set for April 10 in Lexington.
Once upon a time there was a brave young prince named Bold Ruler, who became the greatest stallion of his time.
Canadian Frontier, sire of grade I-winning fillies Hilda's Passion and No Such Word, has been sold to stand in Saudi Arabia.
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
It's not surprising that Ghostzapper's offspring would do best when given time, and it's more than likely that this was the reason for his perceived initial 'failure to launch.'
Slew City Slew, one of Seattle Slew's leading sons at stud, died April 3 of the infirmities of old age at Brereton Jones' Airdrie Stud near Versailles, Ky. He was 29.
Racing fans reserve a special place in their hearts for the talented horse denied opportunity because of injury or circumstance--like Event of the Year, who won Turfway's Kentucky Derby prep in 1998.
A.P. Indy's last offspring have been sold at the Keeneland September yearling auction, ending an era in the Thoroughbred marketplace.
Marking the end of an era in the Thoroughbred marketplace, the final yearlings by A.P. Indy are being offered at public auction.
Know More, who won the Best Pal Stakes in his debut, is another promising 2-year-old sired by Lion Heart, who now resides in Turkey.
John Adger, David Sorrell, and Bobby Shiflet have purchased the complete collection of prints and negatives of the late Tony Leonard, the leading equine photographer of the 20th century.
Seattle Slew and I'll Have Another didn't generate much buyer enthusiasm as young horses when sold at public auction. But Seattle Slew became Thoroughbred racing's 10th Triple Crown winner & I'll Have Another could become 12 read blog
- By Steve Haskin
Seattle Slew, who under Turner's guidance and expertise became racing's only undefeated Triple Crown winner. read blog
Julien Leparoux has put the Fla Derby behind him and is looking ahead with Union Rags
Chief Seattle, a multiple grade I stakes-placed son of Seattle Slew, was found dead in his paddock at Lake Shore Farm near Scottsburg, Ind.
Stewards in Kentucky have told 72-year-old retired jockey Jean Cruguet that he would need an affidavit from a physician if he is to ride a horse at Keeneland on April 27.
Comparisons to Uncle Mo can be made to Seattle Slew...and Chief's Crown. Read Blog
Eskendereya, dominant winner of last year's Wood Memorial (gr. I) and Fountain of Youth (gr. II), had his first mare confirmed in foal March 1.
PORTER ON PEDIGREES. Sam F. Davis Stakes winner Brethren is showing the power of the Distorted Humor/A.P. Indy cross, which has now produced five stakes winners from 27 starters (18.5%).
Mahubah's Corner columnist Avalyn Hunter reflects on the broodmare records of Rachel Alexandra's historic peers -- the four other 3-year-old filly Horses of the Year.
Playa May, the dam of Champagne Stakes (gr. I) winner Uncle Mo, to sell as Hip No. 122 at Fasig-Tipton Ky. November sale as part of the Denali Stud consignment.
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