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5/5/23 - Derby Weekend 2023


Forty-six years ago, on May 7, 1977, we celebrated your Kentucky Derby win! That race was your destiny and there was no stopping you. You had speed, heart and courage.

You went to race in Heaven the same day as your triumphant Derby win, 25 years later on May 7, 2002.


2/15/23 - Happy Birthday, Seattle Slew

Forty-nine years ago, at 7 p.m., at White Horse Acres in Lexington, Kentucky, God provided the horse racing world a gift and the next year, that gift — you — came to us.

We were your owners and caretakers. Mickey always put you first.

We thank God for you, Slew.

We also have to thank our family, the Slew Crew, the Seattle Slew syndicate and all the breeders who sent their great mares to visit you. We thank your dear... [more]

11/7/22 - Seattle Slew Descendants Win Half of Breeders' Cup Events

Led by certain-to-be Horse of the Year FLIGHTLINE (Tapit), seven different stellar equine athletes descending from Seattle Slew captured seven of the 14 2022 Breeders' Cup World Championships races. The Slew Crew congratulates the winners and all their connections on two great days of racing. We wish you continued successes.

Flightline, a great-great-grandson of Seattle Slew, ended the championship races on Saturday, Nov. 5 with an exclamation point, winning the $6 million Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) by 8 1/4 lengths. He was followed across the line by Olympiad and Taiba, also Seattle Slew descendants, in second an... [more]

5/7/22 - Remembering Slew

The following message was sent along with roses to Slew today.


May 7, 1977, 45 years ago, you were the undefeated Two-Year-Old Champion with speed, courage and heart.

The critics said that Billy was going "to walk you to the Derby," but he knew best. You and Mike Kennedy were such a team as you galloped in the mornings.

It is De... [more]

5/7/22 - Derby Day 2022

On this exact day, 45 years ago, Seattle Slew made dreams come true by showing the world the kind of champion he was on the greatest stage in Kentucky. Winning the Kentucky Derby before going on to take the Triple Crown having never lost and then coming back as a four-year-old to face even bigger challenges and secure unmatched accomplishments, Slew was quite simply a legend.

For more than two decades, each May 7 was a day for celebrating and remembering your glorious Run for the Roses. When you fought your way to the lead in front of the crowd the first time and dominated the race to charge under the finish line ... [more]


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