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6/9/18 - Seattle Slew Descendent Justify Becomes 13th Triple Crown Winner

The Slew Crew sends its hearty congratulations to JUSTIFY (Scat Daddy) and his connections — owners China Horse Club International Ltd., WinStar Farm, Starlight Racing and Head of Plains Partners LLC; breeder John Gunther; trainer Bob Baffert; jockey Mike Smith and all his barn crew — on becoming the 13th Triple Crown winner on June 9 with a 1 3/4-length victory in the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park.

The strapping chestnut colt has six wins from six starts this year, and he joins Seattle Slew as the only other undefeated Triple Crown winner.


5/7/18 - Remembering Seattle Slew

Today, we spent time thinking of your triumph at Churchill Downs 41 years ago. We remembered how you intimidated your competition before the Kentucky Derby. We replayed the race in our minds, thinking of how you charged through the field, daring any others to challenge you, after the terrible start and how you unbelievably had the lead the first time under the wire. We remembered the feeling of watching you soar under the finish line first, all alone, unbeaten and unmatched, and how we celebrated in the winner's circle with you and your blanket of roses.

But, we also remembered that moment 16 years ago when you sa... [more]

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,



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