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  • Memorial Service July 19 for Seattle Slew

    Mickey and Karen Taylor announced that a memorial service and an unveiling of a sculpture of unbeaten Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew will be held July 19 at John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farm near Lexington.

  • Seattle Slew brings home the Triple Crown with this decisive win in the 1977 Belmont Stakes.

    Triple Crown Heroes: Seattle Slew

    In the 10th of 11 installments on previous Triple Crown winners, here is an excerpt from the June 20, 1977 issue of The Blood-Horse on Seattle Slew winning the Belmont Stakes to complete the Triple Crown.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    Great Expectations

    <i> By Ray Paulick </i> -- Racing fans from the baby boomer generation were spoiled by the remarkable careers of the three most recent Triple Crown winners, Secretariat (1973), Seattle Slew (1977), and Affirmed (1978). Maybe that's why the knockers are lining up to take their shots at War Emblem as he bids for the Triple Crown.

  • Life Changer

    <i> By John Williams </i> -- In the late fall of 1978, the Bee Gees were topping the pop charts with "Stayin' Alive." Sideburns, long hair, and bell bottoms were still cool. Jimmy Carter was in the White House, the Baltimore Colts were still playing football on 33rd St. where they belonged, and the 10th horse to win the Triple Crown arrived to stand at Spendthrift Farm near Lexington.

  • Ray Paulick&lt;br&gt;Editor-in-Chief

    Look of Eagles

    <i> By Ray Paulick </i> --Sometimes it's easy to forget what's important about the game. People can argue long into the night about seemingly important issues like marketing, takeout rates, or medication and drug testing, but then a remarkable talent like Seattle Slew comes along and reminds everyone that the horse is king of this sport.

  • 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."

  • Slew in the Breeding Shed: Passing on his Greatness

    The odds of a horse becoming a champion are huge. So are the odds of a horse becoming a prominent stallion. Now, imagine the odds of a horse becoming a great champion and a great stallion. Now, take it to its maximum. Imagine the odds of a horse becoming a truly great champion and stallion. It was those odds, which Seattle Slew beat on both the racetrack and at stud in such a commanding way, that made him such a legend.

  • 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, at Hill &#39;n&#39; Dale Farm in April.

    Honoring Slew: Ceremony Set For July

    A public memorial service honoring the deceased Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew has been scheduled for 8:00 p.m. July 19 at Hill 'n' Dale Farm near Lexington, Ky.

  • 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.

  • Seattle Slew: A Complete Champion

    Seattle Slew, who celebrated his 102nd stakes winner the day of this year's Kentucky Derby (gr. I), was the first horse since Native Dancer in the 1950s to win outright championships at ages two through four.

  • A photo and flowers, including roses, black-eyed susans, and carnations, adorn the stall door where Seattle Slew resided.

    Superstar Seattle Slew Dead at 28

    Seattle Slew, the only horse to win the Triple Crown while undefeated, died Tuesday morning at Hill 'n' Dale Farm near Lexington.

  • 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.

  • Seattle Slew, has returned to Three Chimneys Farm.

    Seattle Slew Returns to Three Chimneys

    Seattle Slew returned home to Three Chimneys Farm early Wednesday morning, four days after undergoing surgery to fuse the joint between two vertebrae in his neck.

  • Seattle Slew Back at Three Chimneys

    Seattle Slew, who underwent spinal surgery March 2 at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital near Lexington, returned home early this morning to Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky.

  • Seattle Slew, taken out of stud duty to undergo surgery.

    Seattle Slew To Undergo Surgery

    Central Kentucky sire Seattle Slew will undergo surgery this week, and his return, if ever, to stallion service will depend upon what is in the best interests of the horse, according to a press release by Three Chimneys Farm owner Robert N. Clay on behalf of stallion manager Mickey Taylor and syndicate members

  • Seattle Slew, being fed carrot cake by handler Tom Wade, on his 28th birthday.

    Seattle Slew Temporarily Out of Stud Duty

    Leading sire Seattle Slew has been taken temporarily out of stallion service at Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky., to undergo a neurological examination and semen analysis.

  • Here and There

    Bits and pieces from across the industry...

  • Editor's Note Colt Beats $4.2-Million Saratoga Sale Topper at Spa

    Last year's Fasig-Tipton Saratoga sale topper, a Seattle Slew colt named Distinction purchased for $4.2 million by Californian David Shimmon, was soundly beaten in his second career start, a six-furlong maiden special weight race for 2-year-olds at Saratoga on Thursday. The winner of the race was first-time starter Coach Knight, an Anthony Dutrow-trained son of Editor's Note who was a $75,000 purchase at an Ocala Breeders' Sales Company 2-year-old sale this March.

  • Seattle Slew Tops Sire Average on Keeneland Opener

    Taylor Made Farm stallion Saint Ballado sired the $4-million session topper on the Monday night opener to the Keeneland July select yearling sale, but Three Chimneys Farm's venerable Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew was leading sire by average on the evening, with two colts selling for an average price of $1,925,000.

  • Seattle Slew, with owner Mickey Taylor last September.

    Slew Back with a Bang

    Seattle Slew, back in the breeding shed after major surgery last year, has gotten 19 mares in foal from 22 reported covers as of April 19. "He is doing unbelievably well," said Mickey Taylor, who owns and is the syndicate manager of the son of Bold Reasoning. "He is a very happy horse and pleased to be back at work. He's feeling better all the time. In the past month or two he's gotten a lot stronger, and neurologically he's gotten better as well."

  • Seattle Slew, last September with majority owner Mickey Taylor.

    Recovered Seattle Slew Gets First Mare in Foal

    The first mare bred to Seattle Slew this breeding season was pronounced in foal Monday. The mare, Dreams of Success, a 4-year-old maiden mare by Dixieland Band, is owned by Mr. and Mrs. Craig Bandoroff's Denali Stud and was covered by the Triple Crown winner at Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky.

  • Seattle Slew colt purchased by Demi O&#39;Byrne for $1-million.

    Slew Colt Brings $1-Million at Fasig-Tipton Sale

    A Seattle Slew colt produced from the grade I winner Chic Shirine was purchased by Irish agent Demi O'Byrne for $1-million as the top priced offering during the early portion of Tuesday's Fasig-Tipton Florida selected 2-year-olds in training sale at Calder Racecourse. O'Byrne said the colt had the best pedigree of the offerings in the sale and had a nice workout during the under tack show, getting an eighth of a mile in 10 3/5 seconds. O'Byrne said the colt will be trained by Patrick Biancone for John Magnier and Michael Tabor.

  • Gulch Colt Sets Fasig-Tipton Workout Record At Calder

    A Gulch colt established what was believed to be a record for the Fasig-Tipton Florida juvenile sale when he zipped a quarter-mile in :21 1/5 seconds Sunday at Calder Race Course. The workout was the highlight of the second and final under tack show for the 2001 edition of the Florida auction, which will be conducted Tuesday.

  • Seattle Slew, the oldest living Kentucky Derby winner, began the 2001 breeding season at Three Chimneys Farm on Monday.

    Recovered Seattle Slew Begins 2001 Breeding Season

    Seattle Slew bred his first mare of the 2001 breeding season on Monday morning, February 12 -- opening day for the Three Chimneys breeding shed. Seattle Slew successfully bred Dreams of Success, a 4-year-old maiden mare by Dixieland Band owned by Denali Stud and Barry Weisbord. "Seattle Slew bred confidently and aggressively, and physically seems to be in great shape for the breeding season," commented Three Chimneys Farm stallion manager Sandy Hatfield.

  • 1977 Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew, shown here in September with majority owner Mickey Taylor, will return to the breeding shed at Three Chimneys Farm in Kentucky.

    Seattle Slew Returning to Breeding Shed

    Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew is heading back to the breeding shed in 2001 after recovering from neck surgery in April and passing recent semen tests that indicate his fertility problems were temporary.

  • Fantastic Light, Rahy&#39;s leading money earner in 2000 through mid-September, captures the Man O&#39; War Stakes at Belmont Park.

    Rahy's Stud Fee Nearly Doubles

    The 2001 stud fee for Rahy, this year's fourth-leading North American sire by money earned, will nearly double from his 2000 fee, rising to $75,000. The 15-year-old stallion, who stands at Three Chimney's Farm near Midway, Ky., stood for an advertised fee of $40,000 in 2000.

  • $4.2 Million Colt Buoys Record Spa Sale

    Fasig-Tipton's annual Saratoga yearling auction ended with plenty of fireworks Thursday night: a Seattle Slew colt whose $4.2 million hammer price was the second-highest in the sale's history; a filly by Hennessy selling for $1.8 million, the highest filly price since the high-flying 1980s; and a final session average of almost $400,000.