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2/15/17 - Happy 43rd Birthday, Slew

Dearest Seattle Slew,

From the moment we first saw you, we loved you. Your determination, your awesome power and your amazing ability. Your fantastic legacy means you will always be with us. And we will always celebrate you. On your birthday and every day of the year.

All our love,

The Slew Crew
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12/19/16 - Remembering Dr. Bagby

George Bagby, MD, who invented the Bagby Bone Basket, which became known as the Seattle Slew Basket after it was successfully implanted in Seattle Slew's spine to extend his life, passed away at the age of 93 on Dec. 12, 2016. A renowned surgeon, Dr. Bagby worked with veterinarian surgeon Dr. Barrie Grant and his team of specialists to treat wobbler syndrome in thoroughbreds long before spinal compression impacted Seattle Slew.

Dr. Bagby's invention not only saved Slew's life, it improved the quality of his life. Seattle Slew lived for two more years after his initial surgery, showing us his tremendous strength an... [more]

11/26/16 - Six Seattle Slew Progeny Win at Breeders' Cup

Six of the big winners at Santa Anita Park during the two-day Breeders' Cup World Championships Nov. 4 and 5 descend from the 10th and only undefeated Triple Crown winner. The Slew Crew congratulates the winners and all their connections.

Five-year-old TOURIST (Tiznow) captured the $2 million Breeders' Cup Mile (G1) by a half-length on Nov. 5, outrunning 13 other top turf stars in a fantastic performance. Racing in midpack early while saving ground, he inched clear deep in the stretch and held off the late closers for the biggest win of his career. He stopped the clock in 1:31 3/5 for a mile over the firm turf, mi... [more]

5/21/16 - Exaggerator, great-grandson of Seattle Slew, Wins the Preakness

Three-year-old EXAGERRATOR (Curlin), winner of the Santa Anita Derby (G1) earlier this year, added to his resume with a fantastic run in the 141st Preakness Stakes (G1) over a sloppy Pimlico main track on May 21.

Breaking nicely from the number five hole, Exaggerator and jockey Kent Desormeaux allowed the early speed runners to clear them before diving inside to settle into an easy pace along the rail. Saving ground off the pace, the dark bay/brown colt increased his tempo down the backstretch to gain on the leaders setting a fast pace, and he had moved into contention as the field approached the final turn. Exagg... [more]

5/7/16 - Celebrating Seattle Slew

Today, they will run the Kentucky Derby around that same fantastic oval where you left your mark. And under the Twin Spires, a blanket of roses will be laid across the withers of the newest winner. We will, of course, be cheering on each and every starter who boasts your blood in their veins.

But we will be thinking of you, dear Slew. Of that May 7 when you fought your way to the front, so that your competitors knew you would not give up and you would not be defeated. When we were able to watch you dominate your Derby.

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