Famous Race Horses: Seattle Slew

Another famous race horse article is galloping your way. Today, we drop some history on one of the most legendary race horses and Triple Crown winners in history. This horse is none other than Seattle Slew.

Seattle Slew Takes the Reins

Seattle Slew was foaled on February 15, 1974. His owners were Karen and Mickey Taylor. After they weaned Seattle Slew, the owners sent him to Billy Turner, a horse trainer. Turner trained the horse, and the horse began his career on September 20, 1976 at Belmont Park.

His two-year-old season was successful and led him to continue a great career. In 1977, he won the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Park. Not only did he join other Triple Crown winners, but his talent also led him to be named 1977’s American Horse of the Year.

Seattle Slew’s retirement

After Seattle Slew was retired in 1978, he became a stud. His famous race horse genes transferred to his progeny. His son, Swale, won the Kentucky Derby in 1984. His other famous son A.P. Indy won the Belmont Stakes, who then sired Mineshaft, who was 2003’s Horse of the Year.

Seattle Slew’s racing prowess was also found in his granddaughter, Rags to Riches. In 2007, this granddaughter to Seattle Slew won the Belmont Stakes, becoming the first filly to do so in over one hundred years.

See the Horses at Ellis Park Racing

There’s history in the making during live horse racing season at Ellis Parking Racing. If you want to raise the stakes, plan your trip to Ellis Parking Racing today. We have historical horse racing machines and food that you won’t say “neigh-neigh” too.

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