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2/15/18 - Happy Birthday to Our Beloved Seattle Slew

Today we celebrate the moment 44 years ago that you entered the world and began a history-making journey. You amazed us and the world with your speed, your unbreakable spirit and your unmatched accomplishments on the track. Then you continued to impress as a stallion. So much so, that today, five of racing's newest champions have your blood running in them. You were truly the most complete Thoroughbred and we will never forget how blessed we were to have you in our lives.

Happy birthday, Slew.

All our love,


10/1/17 - Remembering Dr. Boutcher

Dr. James Boutcher, who oversaw the care of Seattle Slew for many years, passed away at the age of 76 on Sept. 22, 2017. A well-respected equine veterinarian, Dr. Boutcher was also a true friend to the entire Slew Crew.

Dr. Boutcher's guidance and care was crucial to Slew's life as a stallion and to the lives of the mares who visited him and his offspring that resided at Slew's Nest.

Dr. B was a great friend, and Karen and Mickey Taylor and the Slew Crew are keeping Dr. Boutcher's family in their hearts and thoughts. We ... [more]

5/21/17 - Celebrating Your Preakness Victory 40 Years Later

You were so magnificent, that day 40 years ago. Under a bright, sunny sky and facing eight who thought they could challenge you. But you, our beloved Seattle Slew, were simply too powerful and too fast for them. No one would come close to defeating you that day as you won the Preakness Stakes and captured the second jewel of the Triple Crown.

We celebrate you and your win again today. And we treasure you and all you gave us each day.

All our love,


5/7/17 - Remembering Your Triumphs and Shedding Tears

Yesterday, a colt sharing your blood won the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby over the same track you dominated 40 years ago today. We cheered him on as he led the field to the finish line and celebrated his win.

But, we were thinking of you, our beloved Slew. To that day in 1977 when you refused to be pushed back by the others around you and you fought your way to the front. To when you took the lead and dared any of them to try and keep up with you. To that unforgettable moment when you charged down the stretch and fulfilled your destiny by winning the Derby. A blanket of roses has never looked so good across... [more]

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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