Seattle Slew (USA), 1974

Author: Jana Nemeckova, published: 1st March 2018, updated: 19th November 2018

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Seattle Slew gained immortality as the tenth American Triple Crown winner. But unlike many others, Slew wrote one more chapter to his life which ensures his name will be spoken long after he's gone: he became a great sire.

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Bold Reasoning
USA, 1968
USA, 1963
Bold Ruler
USA, 1954
NasrullahGB, 1940
Miss DiscoUSA, 1944
USA, 1954
PolynesianUSA, 1942
AlablueUSA, 1945
Reason to Earn
USA, 1963
Hail to Reason
USA, 1958
Turn-ToIRE, 1951
NothirdchanceUSA, 1948
Sailing Home
USA, 1948
Wait a BitUSA, 1939
Marching HomeUSA, 1932
My Charmer
USA, 1969
USA, 1963
Round Table
USA, 1954
PrincequilloIRE, 1940
Knight's DaughterGB, 1941
USA, 1953
NasrullahGB, 1940
StrikingUSA, 1947
Fair Charmer
USA, 1959
Jet Action
USA, 1951
Jet PilotUSA, 1944
BusherUSA, 1942
Myrtle Charm
USA, 1946
AlsabUSA, 1939
Crepe MyrtleUSA, 1938

Pedigree notes

For many people, Bold Reasoning remains one of the most mysterious names in pedigrees. But although he had no stellar performances behind him, he certainly didn't lack qualities: he won 8 out of his 12 starts and placed in 2 more, and won the Withers Stakes and Jersey Derby in the process; he lost the Metropolitan Handicap only by a neck. As a four-year-old, he set a new track record at Belmont Park, going six furlongs in 1:08.4. He was retired at the age of five to Claiborne Farm and spent there full breeding seasons 1973 and 1974. In April 1975, he suffered a broken pelvis in a breeding shed accident and had to be euthanized from its complications. Bold Reasoning left no more than several tens of foals, and Seattle Slew was born right from his first crop.

In the second crop, Bold Reasoning had Super Concorde, who became the French champion two-year-old colt after winning the Prix Morny and the Grand Criterium. For the record: Acamas, who was beaten by a length in the latter race, went on to win the Prix du Jockey Club the next season. Bold Reasoning died at the age of 7, and Super Concorde sadly emulated him at the age of only 12, but he left his own mark thanks to his son Big Shuffle, the champion sprinter in Ireland and multiple champion sire in Germany.

As for a little less told story, Bold Reasoning also was a damsire of Vidor, who ran third to River Lady in the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches; later she won the E.P. Taylor Stakes over the U.S. G1 winner Trevita. Allez Millord, another Bold Reasoning's grandson from the family of Nijinsky, was a G1 winner in Germany and also in the United States; he lost the Japan Cup only to Jupiter Island. And finally, Semillon, a son of Vidor's full sister, ran third in the Prix Jean Prat behind Le Balafre and Bigstone, who won no less than four G1 races. Just as a curiosity - Bold Reasoning's tail-male line runs deep to the 21st century in one more branch: via the Austrian Derby third and Slovak classic winner Pretty Princ towards a colt named Csillaghullas, who won the Hungarian Derby in 2009.

Seattle Slew's grandsire Boldnesian tends to be a little forgotten too, but he won four of his five starts, including the Santa Anita Derby, before injury forced him into retirement; he sired Bold Ruckus and became a damsire of Law Society and Skywalker, and the fourth sire of English Channel. Among horses he influenced are also champion filly Miss Alleged, the Kentucky Oaks winner Lemons Forever, and the Kentucky Derby winner and champion Smarty Jones, to name only his greatest achievements.

My Charmer won six starts and placed or showed in six more; she won the Fair Grounds Oaks G2. She was by a good stayer Poker, who defeated Buckpasser in the 1967 Bowling Green Handicap; Poker wasn't any successful sire though - his only other classic winner was his grandson Silver Charm, the champion three-year-old colt in 1997. My Charmer produced six winners, and aside Seattle Slew, who was her first foal, she gave birth to Lomond and Seattle Dancer. Lomond by Northern Dancer won the Two Thousand Guineas in 1983 over top miler Tolomeo, and ran second in the Irish equivalent to another proven G1 miler Wassl; Seattle Dancer by Nijinsky was a double G2 winner and ran second in the G1 Grand Prix de Paris, defeating Trempolino, who won the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe later in the season. Lomond became a very good sire on his own - he sired classic-winning fillies Dark Lomond and Marling, and became a damsire of stallions Inchinor and Exceed and Excel, among others.

My Charmer's daughters were good producers too. Clandestina by Secretariat produced the Yorkshire Oaks G1 second Bineyah, Charming Tiara by Alydar is the third dam of popular multiple G1-placed gelding Caixa Eletronica, and Ghashtah by Nijinsky brought family well into the 21st century on a great level. as her granddaughter Nasheej ran third in the One Thousand Guineas 2006, and her descendant Awtaad won the Irish 2000 Guineas in 2016, and ran third in the St. James's Palace Stakes the same year.

Seattle Slew's granddam Fair Charmer won once from four tries, but produced five winners from as many starters, including the stakes-placed filly Sweetiest Charm by Poker.

Crepe Myrtle was another small winner in the family, and her best foal from three winners was Myrtle's Jet by Jet Pilot. She won both the Frizette Stakes and Alcibiades Stakes, and placed in many other top races, including the Distaff Handicap. She was a rival to the champion filly High Voltage, and also to War Admiral's daughter Searching, later great broodmare. Another good foal out of Crepe Myrtle was Never Give In, a son of Never Say Die, who ran second in the Wood Memorial to Francis S, and in the Widener Handicap a year later.

Myrtlewood, on the other hand, was both the champion sprinter and champion handicap female in 1936, and won or equaled five track records - one of them was new world record 1:09 2/5 for six furlongs in Arlington. She spread the family of her superior granddam Frizette into many successful branches - including the one of Miss Dogwood, who became the third dam of Mr. Prospector. But this is already a story for another article.


Seattle Slew's racing career is more than well documented. He had only three starts as a two-year-old, including his maiden victory by five lengths, and the Champagne Stakes victory by almost ten lengths. He was subsequently named the champion two-year-old colt. In his three-year-old debut, he broke a seven-furlong track record at Hialeah and won by nine lengths; only two weeks later, he won the Flamingo Stakes by four lengths in the third fastest time ever. One month later Slew added the Wood Memorial Stakes score by almost four lengths as his final Triple Crown preparation.

Slew's Triple Crown races went into the history books, as he became the first unbeaten winner of all three legs. For the record: he won the Kentucky Derby by 1 3/4 lengths over Run Dusty Run, the Preakness by 1 1/2 lengths over Cormorant and Run Dusty Run, and the Belmont by 4 lengths over Run Dusty Run. This bay horse, by the way, was a G1 winner at two, and at the age of three, he ran second in four G1 races, including the Blue Grass Stakes and the Travers Stakes, so he was really no fluke in Seattle Slew's Triple Crown races. Slew's achievement, however, didn't last much longer, as he succumbed to a very fast pace set by J.O. Tobin in the Swaps Stakes, and tired badly to finish fourth. J.O. Tobin, former top European two-year-old and a rival to Blushing Groom, set a new stakes record of 1:58.60 in his eight-length victory. Seattle Slew was rested for the rest of the year and was subsequently voted both the champion three-year-old colt and the Horse of the Year.

Slew's return was badly delayed by mysterious health problems, which were reportedly caused by a collapsed jugular vein, and his team was even advised never to race the colt again. However, Slew returned in two allowance races, which he won by a combined margin of almost 15 lengths. He subsequently lost the Paterson Handicap to Dr. Patches - a horse who won the Vosburgh Handicap later in the season, and in the next two years, he placed in such races as the Vosburgh Stakes, Metropolitan Handicap, Whitney Stakes, Tom Fool Stakes, Forego Handicap and the Stuyvesant Handicap. In the meantime, America got a new hero in Affirmed, who won the Triple Crown against his great rival Alydar, and the inevitable dream of any racing fan was set to happen: the first ever match of two Triple Crown winners was arranged for the Marlboro Cup Handicap. Against all odds - his complicated return and Affirmed's fantastic performances - Seattle Slew held of his great rival by three lengths in the time of 1:45.80, which was only 2/5 off the Secretariat's track record. And Slew proved he's definitely back in his top form by winning the Woodward Stakes by four lengths two weeks later.

The Triple Crown heroes met for the second time in the Jockey Club Gold Cup, but it was a former French classic winner and 11-times G1 winner Exceller, who won the race; he defeated Slew by a nose after he set a suicidal pace for the 1 1/2 miles long race. Affirmed finished fifth due to a slipped saddle. In his final appearance, Seattle Slew won the Stuyvesant Handicap by more than three lengths, carrying 134 pounds - Jumping Hill, who ran second, wore 19 pounds less than the winner. It would be hard to vote anybody else than the Triple Crown winner as the Horse of the Year, but Seattle Slew was voted at least the champion older male of 1978, earning the top honors for his crop for the third year in a row.

At stud

In his first crop in 1980, Seattle Slew had four G1 winners, two of them two-year-olds, and one champion. Probably more than enough to answer any question about his qualities, but this crop also wrote one story which the racing world never forgot. A bay filly named Landaluce was the very first of Slew's progeny who stunned the racing world - in all ways: she convincingly won her debut race, and in July, she demolished the field of the Hollywood Lassie Stakes by unbelievable 21 lengths. In her next race, she won the Del Mar Debutante by 6 1/2 lengths, and was eased a bit for the G3 Anoakia Stakes, which she won by 8 (sometimes mentioned 10) lengths. In what turned out to be her final career start, she won the Oak Leaf Stakes G1. But her miraculous career was cut very short, as she contracted colitis X in November, and died within several days. She was posthumously voted the U.S. Champion two-year-old filly and is still celebrated as one of the best juvenile fillies ever.

Slewpy won the Young America Stakes G1 at the age of two, but he holds one more primacy: he was the first who gave the racing world striking resemblance of his dark bay sire - a mark which accompanied many Slew's sons during his whole stud career. Slewpy ran third in the Louisiana Derby at the age of three, but reportedly was sent to run in the Epsom Derby and finished 18th, which was neither orthodox nor probably very wise choice. Slewpy went on to win the Paterson Handicap the same season - the very same race Slew lost to Dr. Patches - and at the age of four, he added his second G1 victory in the Meadowlands Cup Handicap. He was retired at the age of five and brought one more surprise, which many Slew's sons also followed: he was quite a failure at stud. He became only the damsire of two international stars in Helissio and Falbrav.

Slew o'Gold was a winner at two, but he actually replaced Slewpy as the top horse for the Triple Crown. He finished fourth in the Kentucky Derby behind Sunny's Halo and second in the Belmont Stakes behind Caveat, but his top form was yet to come. He ran third in the Travers Stakes, won the Woodward Stakes and the Jockey Club Gold Cup, and ran second in the Marlboro Cup Invitational Handicap, which earned him the title of the Champion three-year-old colt. As a four-year-old, Slew o'Gold returned to the racetrack in July but had a magnificent autumn form just like the previous year. He won four G1 races - the Woodward Stakes, Whitney Handicap, Jockey Club Gold Cup and Marlboro Cup, and ended up his racing career as one of the participants of memorable finish of the inaugural running of the Breeders' Cup Classic - and was placed second behind Wild Again, after the disqualification of Gate Dancer. Slew o'Gold was one of the best sons of Slew at stud - he produced numerous G1 horses in the next three generations, although only two classic winners in Drosselmeyer and The Gurkha.

The fourth memorable member of the crop was Adored, who gained her best form even later, at the age of four and five. She was a double G1 winner from the Delaware Handicap and Santa Margarita Invitational Handicap - and had the honor of defeating Weekend Surprise in both these races. Who could new that this thin filly will become the most remembered partner of Seattle Slew, after producing A.P. Indy? Adored was also there for the inaugural Breeders' Cup, and finished honorable third behind champion fillies Princess Rooney and Life's Magic. Adored actually defeated Princess Rooney in 1984 twice, but only in two G2 races, and that's where she closed her career in 1985 too. Adored was a producer, but her best foal was a G3-winning filly Compassionate.

The last memorable member of the crop was Slewacide, a non-winner at the racetrack, who sired millionaire Slew of Damascus, but didn't get a real attention until 2003, when his grandson Funny Cide emerged from nowhere in the Louisiana Derby - and shockingly chased home heavily favored Empire Maker in the Wood Memorial G1. Funny Cide defeated his royally-bred rival in the Kentucky Derby, and after winning the Preakness Stakes, he became real people's champion, It never changed - neither by his defeat in the Belmont Stakes, nor any later. Funny Cide was voted the U.S. Champion three-year-old colt and ran many more respectable efforts, including the victory in the Jockey Club Gold Cup a year later.

The 1981 crop brought a real son of his sire in Swale, an almost black colt, who shined since his juvenile season. He won the Futurity Stakes and the Young America Stakes G1, and two other G2 races; he lost only the Hopeful Stakes G1, and also the championship honors, which were earned by Devil's Bag. Swale lost two of his preparations races at three due to health issues and sloppy track but won the Florida Derby G1 against proven G1 horse Dr. Carter. Swale emulated his sire by winning the Kentucky Derby, but ran uncharacteristically seventh in the Preakness; he rebounded to win the Belmont Stakes. Eight days after the race Swale collapsed following his bath and died. For the second time in the first two crops, Seattle Slew's offspring was voted the American champion horse, but it had to be done posthumously.

Seattle Song was a whole different story. He was selected by Francois Bouting and bought by him for Stavros Niarchos at the Keeneland yearling sale, and sent to France. He won Prix de la Salamandre G1 at two, defeating top European two-year-old and future French classic winner Siberian Express, but somehow couldn't find his best form until autumn of the next year. He lost the Irish Champion Stakes only to great Sadler's Wells, who was able to hold the victory by 3/4 lengths; and was subsequently sent to the United States for the Washington D.C. International. He won the race over proven local turf filly Persian Tiara and Strawberry Road, a multiple G1 winner from Australia. Seattle Song broke his left cannon bone in preparation for the inaugural Breeders' Cup Turf and was retired to stud. He had very limited success, with the only exception - a broodmare named Cee's Song, who proved a really unexpected jewel of the American breeding. Her most successful son was the double Breeders' Cup Classic winner and Horse of the Year Tiznow, but let's not forget the whole army around him: Budroyale, who ran second in the Breeders' Cup Classic to Cat Thief, and G2 winners Tizbud and Tizdubai. Their full sister Tizso produced a classic-placed G1 winner Paynter, and just one more year later, Tizamazing added the Preakness Stakes winner and the Belmont Stakes second Oxbow. A hell of a record for a rather obscure mare.

With broodmares Royal Strait Flush (full sister to Landaluce) and Tilting, 1981 was also the crop which prefigured one more thing: Seattle Slew was going to become excellent damsire. And after a brief look at the members of the next crop, 1982, many fans would approve that its most important member was a broodmare - by the name of Solar Slew, a future dam of mighty Cigar.

To anticipate a little bit, Cigar became double Horse of the Year, and so did another Seattle Slew's grandson, who had origins in this crop. Gold Meridian was only a G3-placed colt in Great Britain, and to be honest, also less than mediocre sire. But his daughter Tee Kay, when mated to Kris S, produced a striking black colt named Symboli Kris S - second from the Japanese Derby, and winner of two editions of the Arima Kinen and Tenno Sho (Autumn). Symboli Kris S was not only voted the champion of his own crop at the age of three and four, but also the Horse of the Year in both seasons.

However, 1982 was a little bit of calming down, and 1983 continued in this trend, with the only exception: Life at the Top. Many of Slew's foals were actually born out of really top broodmares and families, and Life at the Top was no exception, as her dam was a half-sister to Bold Forbes. And Life at the Top was no shame to her family: during her sophomore campaign, she ran on the board in no less than 13 grade races, including three G1 victories, but the championship honors went to Tiffany Lass, who defeated her in the Kentucky Oaks - one of her five stakes victories this season. Unlike Adored, Life at the Top continued her family with pride, having at least a G2 winner in each generation so far.

The king of the 1984 crop was Capote, a half-brother to no-one else than Slew's old rival Exceller. Although a really top class horse, Exceller was never voted the champion racehorse - but Capote was, and right in his juvenile season. He won three of his four starts that year, including the Norfolk Stakes, but more importantly, he defeated a stellar field in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile: Qualify - who won the G1 Del Mar Futurity, Alysheba - who was beaten by a neck in the G1 Hollywood Futurity, Bet Twice - who won both G1 Laurel Futurity and Arlington-Washington Futurity, Gulch - who won both G1 Hopeful Stakes and Futurity Stakes, Polis Navy - who won both G1 Champagne Stakes and Cowdin Stakes, and Demons Begone, who placed second in the Champagne Stakes and Futurity Stakes. Capote won this race by 1 1/4 lengths, leaving no doubts who deserves to be crowned a champion. However, Capote never won another race, and could only finish sixteenth in the Kentucky Derby. He did much better at stud, where he sired Boston Harbor and became a damsire of Dixie Union.

Slew City Slew, on the other hand, had no great family and was also no precocious colt like Capote. He was a mere G3 winner even after his four-year-old season - but there were two signs something's going on. First of all, Slew City Slew defeated Bet Twice in the Salvator Mile Handicap - and former classic winner Bet Twice was still multiple G1-placed this season. And in the second place, Slew City Slew forced Alysheba, who was voted the Horse of the Year for this season, to run a new track record in the Meadowlands Cup Handicap - 1:58.50 for ten furlongs, and got defeated only by a neck. In 1989, at the age of five, Slew City Slew became a legitimate top handicap horse, by winning both the G1 Oaklawn Handicap and Gulfstream Park Handicap, defeating Cryptoclearance in the latter one; he ran second behind him in two more G1 races, and third in the Meadowlands Cup Handicap G1. Slew City Slew joined the weaker team among Slew's sons at stud, but just like Slewacide and Slewpy, he got his big hero too: the Californian champion Lava Man, a former claimer, who ended his career as seven-times G1 winner on both dirt and turf.

The 1985 crop had a queen, and this time in Europe - the aptly-named Magic of Life. At the age of two, she ran second in the G3 Cherry Hinton Stakes, beaten by Diminuendo - the very same filly, who was going to win the Oaks Stakes, Irish Oaks, and Yorkshire Oaks, and placed in two classic races. Magic of Life also won the Mill Reef Stakes against colts, including Rahy, who ran second in the Middle Park Stakes G1. As a three-year-old, Magic of Life wasn't successful against colts in such races like Crystal Mile G2 and Queen Elizabeth II Stakes G1, but she won the Coronation Stakes G1 - defeating Ravinella, who was a double classic winner this season, in both English and French Guineas. Magic of Life showed some magic also at stud: she and her female descendants produced at least a G2 horse in each generation so far, including the Japanese Oaks second Chunyi, and most recently a globetrotter Joshua Tree, winner of three editions of the Canadian International, and more importantly, rival to such horses like Orfevre, Danedream, or St. Nicholas Abbey.

The hero of the 1986 crop was Fast Play, a half-brother to Seeking the Gold, who was born just one year earlier. Seeking the Gold won or placed in seven G1 races, and Fast Play, another mirror-like image of his sire, didn't stay far behind. He won the Remsen Stakes at two and ran on the board in both the Futurity Stakes and Hopeful Stakes. At the age of three Fast Play added the runner-up finish in the Jerome Handicap, and finished third in the Pegasus Handicap, both G1 races. Fast Play's stud career lasted more than two decades, but unlike great sire Seeking the Gold, he left only a handful of G1 horses.

The best filly of the crop was Seattle Meteor, who won the Spinaway Stakes and placed in two other G1 races. She was later overshadowed by two much better broodmares in the crop - Oscillate and Mysteries. Oscillate, a half-sister to champion Rhythm and great broodmare Get Lucky, produced stallion Mutakddim and at least three G1-producing daughters. Mysteries was even better: her first son Hishi Akebono became the champion sprinter in Japan and her second son Agnes World collected his greatest successes in Europe, where he won both the Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp in France and the July Cup in Great Britain a year later. Her daughter Mysterial produced G1 winners and sires Dubai Destination and Librettist, and two more daughters are ancestors of G1 horses.

The 1987 crop was simply the crop of great broodmares from great families. Charming Lassie was a half-sister to Secretariat's great daughter Weekend Surprise. Charming Lassie won her only start but produced seven multiple winners, including the champion older horse in 2000 and successful sire Lemon Drop Kid. Hail Atlantis was a granddaughter of champion Moccasin and produced, among others, a stakes winner named Stormy Atlantic, who became a G1-producing sire. The Kentucky Oaks winner Seaside Attraction,a daughter of the Broodmare of the Year Kamar, produced champion Golden Attraction and sire Cape Town.

Hug a Slew, a daughter of mere G3 winner Huggle Duggle, was from the immediate family of the Kentucky Oaks winner Silent Beauty, but she was sent to Argentina long before her two half-sisters produced G1 descendants. Hug a Slew gave birth to Seattle Fitz by Fitzcarraldo - the U.S. G2 winner and G1-placed from the Donn Handicap, where he ran second to Medaglia d'Oro and defeated recent Kentucky Derby winner Funny Cide. Seattle Fitz not only carries one of the last living branches of Blandford's line; he's also proven G1 sire in Argentina.

The only important male member of the crop was Septieme Ciel, a son of Maximova, who ran second and third to L'Attrayante in both the Irish and French Guineas in 1983. Septieme Ciel was a good horse in France too - at the age of three, he won the Prix de La Foret G1 and ran third to Priolo in the Prix Jean Prat G1. He also ran second to a subsequent classic winner Linamix in the Prix de Fontainebleau. Septieme Ciel had his share of G1 horses, but fairly not enough to make him a particularly good sire. In this field, he was no match for a grandson of Maximova named Malibu Moon, who was sired by A.P. Indy ten years later.

Future sires ruled the 1988 crop. Avenue of Flags was a son of a G3 winner Beautiful Glass, and his family became famous much later when his own granddam Beautiful Spirit became the third dam of a German-bred colt Silvano. Silvano became a G1 or G2 winner on three continents and later also valued champion sire in South Africa. Avenue of Flags himself was only a G2-placed, but he got several G1 horses among his progeny from a limited opportunity at stud, including Tapit's son Frosted.

Also General Meeting's granddam Summertime Promise had a strong reputation - she was a double G1-placed and later became a granddam of Carson City. General Meeting's best moment came in the Hollywood Futurity G1, where he ran second to the Californian hero Best Pal - a winner of six G1 races, and a runner-up in the Kentucky Derby behind Strike the Gold. General Meeting became the leading sire in California, and he's remembered particularly for his 1996 crop, which included Excellent Meeting and General Challenge. This duo of the bay filly and the chestnut gelding was bred and owned by Golden Eagle Farm, and so they were entered in the Kentucky Derby, where they finished fifth and eleventh, respectively. Excellent Meeting won five G1 races on her own, and ran second in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies to champion Silverbulletday; General Challenge won the Santa Anita Derby and two more G1 races and was the top Californian horse at the age of three and four.

Slewvescent was another Californian sire with real blue blood. He was a son of the champion filly Our Mims, who was also a half-sister to Alydar. Slewvescent, however, won once from seven tries and he earned his spot here only thanks to two millionaire daughters, who were born just a year apart: Lazy Slusan and Tout Charmant. Lazy Slusan won two G1 races and lost two more to the champion older mare Gourmet Girl; Tout Charmant won two G1 races and ran on board in 7 more, including a second-place finish in the Breeders' Cup Filly And Mare Turf. For the record, both mares became G1 producers.

The best grandson of Seattle Slew this year was the U.S.-bred but was sent to race in Australia. The Shadwell-bred colt named Fraar resembled his sire Topsider rather than Seattle Slew, but he didn't shame his damsire in any way. He ran on board in three G1 races, and in 1993, he entered history books as the winner of the Caulfield Cup G1. Fraar also later sired several G1 winners.

The last but the very special name of the crop is Mulca, a daughter of Solar Slew and older half-sister to champion Cigar. Solar Slew produced six winners from as many starters, and Mulca was a multiple G2 winner in Puerto Rico and reportedly local champion three-year-old imported filly. Unfortunately, there's no progeny record for Mulca, although the family of Solar Slew is alive and well. The latest horse who captured the attention was the aptly named G3 winner Cigar Street, a grandson of Solar Slew by Street Sense, who resembled his famous close relative with the extraordinary physical appearance.

The crop of 1989 was small in the number of best horses but got written into history books in golden letters. A.P. Indy was born.

A.P. Indy would deserve a detailed article on his own. He was a real blue-blooded colt: a son of Seattle Slew, a grandson of another Triple Crown winner Secretariat, and his third and fourth sire were Buckpasser and Sir Gaylord, respectively. His fourth dam Missy Baba produced Raja Baba and Sauce Boat, his third dam Gay Missile produced Gay Mecene, and his granddam Weekend Surprise produced Al Mufti and Wolfhound and became a granddam of Lemon Drop Kid. When A.P. Indy went through the sales ring as a yearling in July 1990, his half-brother Summer Squall was already a G1-winning juvenile and second from the Kentucky Derby behind Unbridled, and above all, the Preakness Stakes winner on his own. No wonder that A.P. Indy brought the price of $2.9 million dollars - and he repaid every single one of them.

A.P. Indy was a G1-winning juvenile just like Summer Squall, although he was no star of the crop thanks to mighty Arazi. At the age of three, A.P. Indy won several trial races for the Kentucky Derby, including the Santa Anita Derby G1, and was installed the second morning-line favorite for the 'Run for the Roses.' Unfortunately, he had to be scratched the morning before the race due to a cracked hoof, and this injury eliminated him also from the Preakness Stakes. A.P. Indy returned in the Peter Pan Stakes with an easy victory and subsequently prevailed in the Belmont Stakes - only by three-quarters of a length but in the tied second fastest time ever: 2:26 flat for one and a half mile. After a summer rest, A.P. Indy ran dull fifth in the Molson Export Million and third in the Jockey Club Gold Cup, where he tore off his shoe at the start - and a lot of his hoof with it. A.P. Indy got his foot remodeled with acrylic, and in his final career start, he convincingly won the Breeders' Cup Classic by two lengths over the Jockey Club Gold Cup winner Pleasant Tap. A.P. Indy was voted both the Champion three-year-old colt and the Horse of the Year 1992. He earned $2,979,815 for his owners - almost $80,000 more than he cost them at the sale, and this was only a start.

Questions about A.P. Indy's stud career were answered vigorously. A.P. Indy had five G1 horses in his first crop, including Pulpit, one of his later successors. Many other G1 winners followed, and A.P. Indy's collection of champions includes such great names as Mineshaft, Bernardini, Rags to Riches, and Royal Delta. A.P. Indy became the North American leading sire in 2003, and again in 2006. A.P. Indy's own grandson Tapit led the list in 2014, 2015, and 2016, and in 2015 he was joined by A.P. Indy himself at the top of the list of North American broodmare sires. Overall A.P. Indy spent 18 years at stud and sired at least 14 G1-producing sires, including Malibu Moon, Flatter, Congrats, or Majestic Warrior. A.P. Indy also has a great contingent of his young hopeful grandsons in Orb, Flat Out, or Dialed In, who stand alongside Tapit.

A.P. Indy retired at the end of 1992, and 1993 was the first year when Cigar, a grandson of Seattle Slew from the 1990 crop, entered the graded scene. He was unraced at the age of two and won only twice from nine starts at the age of three; his best effort at this time was the runner-up finish in the Volante Handicap G2. In 1994 Cigar was switched to Bill Mott, and after several months of the rest, he won an allowance race, from which he went right on to win the NYRA Mile G1. This victory started an incredible campaign, which resulted in famous 16 straight victories, including the Breeders' Cup Classic victory and a victory in the inaugural Dubai World Cup. Cigar retired not only as one of the racing phenomena of the 1990s but also the richest racehorse in the world, as he remained only 185 dollars shy of 10 million dollar mark, which was later surpassed by Curlin. In a well-known story, Cigar was sold to stand at Ashford Stud but proved infertile. He spent his retirement days at the Kentucky Horse Park before his death in early 2014.

The 1991 crop brought a number of talented runners. Lakeway hailed from the successful family of G1 winners Saratoga Six, Jilbab, and Ancient World. There was an unbelievable power of fillies in the United States in the early 1990s, and Lakeway was unlucky to meet champions Heavenly Prize, Inside Information, and Serena's Song. She was able to win Californian G1 fillies' trials and subsequently ran second in the Kentucky Oaks. Later she won the Mother Goose Stakes in addition to the great G1 efforts behind all aforementioned fillies, including the third-place finish in the Breeders' Cup Distaff. Upon her retirement, Lakeway continued her family with G1 fillies Mushka and Flying Spur.

The name of the filly Top Rung won't ring any bells, and it's for a good reason. She won the Lady's Secret Handicap G2, but she regularly returned home defeated by the likes of Paseana, Serena's Song, and also Jewel Princess. The last one beat Top Rung in no less than three G1 races: the Vanity Handicap, Santa Maria Handicap, and Santa Margarita Invitational. However, Top Rung managed to win or place in nine graded races. She was a half-sister to Gray Cashmere, another victim of Paseana from the Spinster Stakes, and she was also closely related to Bellotto. However, among her six winners from as many foals, there was no important descendant.

The third filly who chased a G1 glory was Jade Flush, a daughter of the great producer Royal Strait Flush, who was a full sister to Landaluce. Jade Flush's disaster was Inside Information, who defeated her twice in the G2 races and for the third time, she prevailed in the G1 Spinster Stakes only by a head. For the record, Mariah's Storm ran third in this race. Jade Flush retired as a G2 winner from her 7 graded efforts, but produced six winners from as many starters, including a G1-placed turf runner Jade Queen.

The most memorable male member of the crop was Taiki Blizzard. He was born nine years after his half-brother Theatrical and thus well after his stellar career, but also long before their half-sister North of Eden produced talented American turf runners Wild Event and Forbidden Apple, both G1 winners. Taiki Blizzard was sold to Japan, and proved a useful member of the family: he placed in four G1 races, including the Arima Kinena and the Takarazuka Kinen, and finally landed his own big triumph in the Yasuda Kinen G1 at the age of six. Taiki Blizzard was retired to stud but left no big star in Japan.

The 1992 crop brought a little fame, although bay filly Sleep Easy was an honest G1 winner and double G1-placed. The name of her mother, Dokki, became famous much later when she gave birth to an A.P. Indy colt named Aptitude. In 2000 Aptitude ran second in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, and won the Jockey Club Gold Cup at the age of four. Sleep Easy later produced only two winners, but she became a granddam of talented U.S. turf runner Slumber, who won the Manhattan Handicap G1 and placed in four more G1 races.

This crop, however, managed to produce a champion. It was the U.S.-bred colt Hishi Akebono by Woodman, a winner of the Sprinters Stakes G1 and multiple G1-placed miler. Probably the most interesting fact on his career is that he defeated So Factual, proven European sprinter and the winner of the Nunthorpe Stakes, in his G1 victory. Hishi Akebono left several foals in Japan, but to repeat ourselves a little, it was a family of his dam Mysteries, who collected the fame. Her son Agnes World by Danzig was born in 1995, followed by European grandsons Dubai Destination and Librettist in 1999 and 2002, respectively. The newest top members of the dynasty are a G1-placed juvenile Unbridled Express, born in 2004, and also Tourist, the brilliantly fast Breeders' Cup Mile winner from 2016.

The 1993 crop included a bay filly named Sea Hill, a half-sister to the French G1 winner Groom Dancer. Sea Hill became a granddam of the Poule d'Essai des Poulains winner Falco by Pivotal much later. In general, fillies ruled this crop - but they were Slew's granddaughters.

Golden Attraction had all preconditions to do so, as she was a daughter of the Kentucky Oaks winner Seaside Attraction. She won three G1 races at the age of two, namely the Frizette Stakes, Matron Stakes, and the Spinaway Stakes. Golden Attraction defeated My Flag in two of those races, so even though she lost the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies to her, she was voted the Champion two-year-old filly of 1995. Golden Attraction was only a G3 winner at the age of three and retired the next season, but from her seven runners, she produced no major winner.

Escena's career was totally different. She ran third in the Demoiselle Stakes G2 at two and was good enough to run second in the Kentucky Oaks G1, Mother Goose Stakes G1, and Gazelle Handicap G1 at three. At the age of four, she won the Ramona Handicap G1 and ran third to her stablemate Ajina in the Breeders' Cup Distaff, but it was nothing compared to her five-year-old season. She won the Apple Blossom Handicap G1 and Vanity Handicap G1, ran second only by a nose in the Go For Wand Handicap G1, and closed her career with a victory in the Breeders' Cup Distaff over the champion three-year-old filly Banshee Breeze. Escena ran on the board in at least 19 graded races, including ten G1, and after her five-year-old season, she was voted the Champion older mare in the United States. She subsequently fetched 3.25 million at Keeneland January sale - and produced six winners, while her best son was only a stakes-placed.

The 1994 crop brought two more successful granddaughters. The Argentinian-bred Slew of Reality was out of an unraced mare Slew of Reasons and hailed from the same immediate family as Zenyatta twenty years later. Her sire Political Ambition, a paternal grandson of Grundy, was a brilliantly fast horse who stood in Argentina for several seasons. Slew of Reality herself won three G1 races in Argentina and placed in another one, and was voted the Argentinian Champion two-year-old filly. Later she produced several winners.

Seeking the Pearl was a G2-winning juvenile and a G1-winning miler at the age of three home in Japan. She became famous for her victory in the Prix Maurice de Gheest G1, which made her the first Japanese-based horse to win a G1 race in Europe. Seeking the Pearl was voted the Champion older female in France thanks to this victory, and after the season, she was sold and sent to the United States. Her U.S.-bred son Seeking the Dia by Storm Cat was bought back by Japanese owners, and although he never won a G1 race, he ran on the board in 10 of them, including two editions of the Japan Cup Dirt, February Stakes, and the Tokyo Daishoten. Seeking the Pearl herself died untimely at the age of eleven, after being struck by lightning.

Worth at least a short mention is Stormin Fever, a son of Storm Cat and the first foal out of Pennant Fever. He caught the attention of the racing public with two G1 runner-up finishes - in the 1998 Philip H. Iselin Handicap to the subsequent Horse of the Year Skip Away, and in the 1999 Vosburgh Stakes to the subsequent Breeders' Cup Sprint winner and the Eclipse champion sprinter Artax. A few years later he was followed by his courageous full sister Raging Fever, who was a G1 winner at the age of two and four, and overall won or placed in 16 graded races. Stormin Fever retired to Airdrie Stud and sired several nice fillies, including the G1 winner Tarlow and multiple Canadian champion and Horse of the year Biofuel.

1995 the year of the Japanese-based globetrotters. Agnes World, a half-brother to champion Hishi Akebono, was a multiple G1-placed sprinter in Japan too, but his biggest accomplishment was two G1 triumphs in Europe, namely the Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp in 1999, and the July Cup a season later. El Condor Pasa, who hailed from the family of great broodmare Thong, wasn't a classic horse in Japan but he matured enough to win the Japan Cup at the end of his three-year-old season. His four-year-old campaign was outlined for France, and El Condor Pasa won the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud and ran second in the Prix d'Ispahan en route to his fantastic second-placed finish in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe - on the very same day when Agnes World took the Prix de l'Abbaye. Unfortunately, El Condor Pasa died at the age of only seven following colic surgery.

El Condor Pasa was a son of Kingmambo, and so was Lemon Drop Kid, one of the leading males of the 1996 crop. Lemon Drop Kid was a G1 winner all three seasons at the racetrack and the classic winner at three. His Belmont Stakes victory, however, was totally overshadowed by injury of Charismatic, who just lost the Triple Crown, and unforgettable immediate intervention of Chris Antley, who saved Charismatic's life. Lemon Drop Kid won the Travers Stakes later in the season, but better things were yet to come. At the age of four, he won four top races, including the Suburban Handicap and the Woodward Stakes. He was subsequently voted the Champion older male of 2000. Lemon Drop Kid was no immediate success at stud, but over the years he proved a very useful stallion.

A little personal memory belongs to Astra, a bay daughter of Theatrical, who was also a G1 winner from age four to six, carrying the same colors as Cigar a few years earlier. Astra wasn't one of the greats, but she won three G1 races and defeated such fillies as the champion mare Golden Apples, and the Breeders' Cup winner Starine. Sadly, Astra left only two winners from three foals before her death.

1997 was already the eighteenth crop of Seattle Slew's foals, and it proved 'Slew' is not slowing down at all, as the leader of the crop was the Champion three-year-old filly Surfside. A royally-bred daughter of Flanders, who was the champion two-year-old filly by herself, Surfside collected two G1 victories during her juvenile campaign and closed the season with a third-place finish in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies. She lost nothing of her great form the next season as she won both the Las Virgenes Stakes and the Santa Anita Oaks, but injured herself in the Santa Anita Derby against males. She returned to the racetrack in October, and still managed to run second in the Breeders' Cup Distaff behind Spain, who was a big outsider of the race but later won or placed in no less than 18 graded races. Surfside proved her great form a few weeks later with a victory in the Clark Handicap, where she defeated the double classic-placed colt Aptitude, among others. However, she didn't perform well the next spring and was retired. Surfside became a good producer, whose daughters still have their career in front of them.

Fillies reigned the 1998 crop too. A bay filly named Flute hailed from the immediate family of British classic winners Brian Boru, Qualify, and Workforce, and didn't shame her family at all. She won both the Kentucky Oaks and the Alabama Stakes and placed in two more G1 races. Fleet Renee, a dark bay filly who resembled her sire much more than Flute, was victorious in the Ashland Stakes and the Mother Goose Stakes. Both were only lightly-raced, and the championship honors for the three-year-old filly of 2001 went to the sprinter Xtra Heat. Flute, however, went on to produce a multiple G1-placed daughter Filimbi, and Fleet Renee produced five winners from as many starters.

Four more daughters and granddaughters of Seattle Slew were able to score on the G2 level this season, including British fillies Sahara Slew and Enthused. As for the American scene, the third big name was Raging Fever. She won two G1 races at the age of two, and it's hard to say which part of her career was more valuable, as she became one of the top female sprinters and milers for the next three seasons, including 14 more graded successes and rivalry with two female champions Shine Again and Xtra Heat. Although Raging Fever was very classy and tough filly, her foals were rather failures at the racetrack.

In this remarkable crop, Seattle Slew also sired Scorpion, a colt who quite never lived up to the expectations, but was a G1-placed juvenile and finally also a G1 winner in the Jim Dandy Stakes. And finally, Startac, a grandson of a full sister to Landaluce, scored in the Secretariat Stakes G1 as a peak in his solid turf career. The next September Startac won the Belmond BC Handicap over a colt named Volponi, who became the Breeders' Cup Classic winner in less than two months.

On the other hand, the 1999 crop wasn't very noticeable. Dubai Destination, a great-grandson of Seattle Slew, won the Champagne Stakes, where he became one of the very few horses who ever defeated great miler Rock of Gibraltar. Dubai Destination never threatened the great star again but won the G1 Queen Anne Stakes the next season, which was also the best effort from the whole crop.

A very special horse of the crop was Seattle Fitz. An Argentinian-bred colt by Fitzcarraldo, from a local branch of the former mighty dynasty of Blandford, Seattle Fitz was a slowly maturing colt. Racing Post states Seattle Fitz raced at Nad Al Sheba at the age of two and three and finished fifth in the UAE Guineas and sixth in the UAE Derby behind Victory Moon. He was, reportedly, transferred to the United States in summer 2003, and after a couple of allowance races, he finished fourth in the Clark Handicap in November. In January Seattle Fitz defeated proven G1 warrior Evening Attire in the Aqueduct Handicap and finished second to Medaglia d'Oro in the Donn Handicap in a truly remarkable finish of future stallions. For the record, recent classic winner Funny Cide finished third in the race. Three weeks later Seattle Fitz finished fourth in the New Orleans Handicap, which was won by Peace Rules over Saint Liam and Funny Cide. For the record, former Travers Stakes winner Ten Most Wanted finished fifth, almost six lengths behind Seattle Fitz. Seattle Fitz won his two next graded races, including the Brooklyn Handicap, and in his final appearance, he finished last in the Whitney Handicap. Seattle Fitz retired to Buck Pond Farm, and in 2010 he was sold to Haras Firmamento. He shot to the list of the top 50 Argentinian stallions right with his first crop, and moved upwards with every crop, knocking on the top 10 in 2017. Seattle Fitz' South American progeny includes G1 winners Seattle Mat, Giuliet Seattle, and Glory Seattle, and G1-placed horses Paddock Seattle and Seattle Cap.

The 2000 crop was the 20th and final crop of Seattle Slew's foals. Slew's farewell was as classy as his whole career - with five top juveniles, including two two-year-old champions on both sides of Atlantic.

Let's start with the European contingent. Loving Kindness, a granddaughter of the great broodmare Coup de Folie, ran third in the Prix Morny in just third career start, but the autumn competition was too much for her. Her later transfer to Dubai quite didn't work either. Tomahawk, a colt from the historic family of Assault, quickly added some more fame with two runner-up efforts in the Middle Park Stakes behind Oasis Dream, and in the Dewhurst Stakes. These results were enough to earn him the title of the Irish champion two-year-old colt, although he failed to fire in both the Breeders' Cup Juvenile on dirt, and in the Guineas attempts the next season.

In the Breeders' Cup Juvenile, Tomahawk finished eighth to Vindication, a bit controversial hero from Slew's last crop. Vindication ran only four races: a maiden victory, an allowance victory, a G3 victory in the Kentucky Cup Juvenile Stakes by six lengths, and an easy victory in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile, after which the title of the champion two-year-old colt was quite inevitable. A suspensory ligament injury surfaced the next February, and even though the colt resumed training, he never raced again and retired in August. Vindication was euthanized at the age of only eight but left his mark with horses like Maimonides and Exaggerator, or heroine of the 2018 season Wonder Gadot.

Another member of the crop was the Gimcrack Stakes winner Country Reel, who subsequently ran fourth in the Middle Park Stakes, and later in his career also fourth in the Golden Jubilee Stakes G1. Statue of Liberty, a half-brother to champion Lemon Drop Kid, matched the scheme well too, as he won the Coventry Stakes G3, and later had a light moment in his runner-up finish by a head in the Sussex Stakes G1.

There were two more European colts, who deserve a short presentation here: the German Derby winner Dai Jin, and a G1-winning sprinter Desert Lord. But the very last name in this detailed overview will be Offlee Wild, a grandson of Seattle Slew from the immediate family of Dynaformer. Offlee Wild ran third in the Blue Grass Stakes before finishing twelfth to Funny Cide in the Kentucky Derby; a year later he defeated him by a head in the Massachusetts Handicap. His top race was a victory in the Suburban Handicap G1. Offlee Wild became the top freshman sire in the States, and his progeny includes a well-know colt Bayern, who upset California Chrome in the Breeders' Cup Classic.

Slew's progeny, of course, didn't disappear with his last foals. With a stallion of Slew's calibre, it's worth to remind the best ones: the Irish Guineas winner Bachelor Duke, a G1-placed sprinter Balmont, Japanese G1 runner Seeking the Dia, the top European miler Librettist, the Kentucky Oaks winner Summerly, the Japanese champion filly Kawakami Princess, the Argentinian G1 winner Honey Nov, the Poule d'Essai des Poulains winner Falco, the Breeders' Cup Turf winner Dangerous Midge, the U.S. G1 winner Eskendereya, a talented U.S. turf runner Slumber, a New Zealand G1 warrior Warhorse, or the South African G1 multiple G1 winner Inara.

Seattle Slew's influence goes well behind results of his progeny. His dynasty became very versatile: his sons added some gene diversity with their own important descendants, including Tiznow, Union Rags, Symboli Kris S, and also some young sires. Slew sired the great dynasty successor in A.P. Indy. At the same time, he's a tail-male ancestor of one of the most dynamic sires of today, Tapit. And finally, Seattle Slew himself became the great broodmare influence. Probably the least visible, yet the most important aspect is that Seattle Slew can become a successor of the whole Nasrullah's dynasty. For this subject, I recommend a studying of timelines of Nasrullah's line, which clearly shows Seattle Slew's branch the second strongest and far the most dynamic of current living branches.


Career notes:

At stud:

Progeny list


Adored - b.f. out of Desiree by Raise a Native
1. Delaware Handicap G1, Santa Margarita Invitational Handicap G1, Hawthorne Handicap G2 - 2x, Milady Handicap G2 - 2x, Santa Maria Handicap G2; 2. Vanity Handicap G1, Beverly Hills Handicap G2, Ballerina Handicap G2; 3. Breeders' Cup Distaff G1, Ruffian Handicap G1
Landaluce - dkb.f. out of Strip Poker by Bold Bidder
1. Oak Leaf Stakes G1, Del Mar Debutante G2, Hollywood Lassie Stakes G2. Champion two-year-old filly.
Slew o' Gold - b.c. out of Alluvial by Buckpasser
1. Wood Memorial Stakes G1 (2nd div.), Woodward Stakes G1 - 2x, Jockey Club Gold Cup G1 - 2x, Marlboro Cup Invitational Handicap G1, Whitney Handicap G1, Peter Pan Stakes G2; 2. Belmont Stakes G1, Travers Stakes G1, Marlboro Cup Invitational Handicap G1, Breeders' Cup Classic G1. U.S. Champion three-year-old colt, U.S. champion older male 1984.
Slewacide - b.c. out of Evasive by Buckpasser
Slewpy - dkb.c. out og Rare Bouquet by Prince John
1. Young America Stakes G1, Meadowlands Cup Handicap G1, Paterson Handicap G2; 3. Louisiana Derby G2


Royal Strait Flush - b.f. out of Strip Poker by Bold Bidder
Dam of Jade Flush and Stydahar, granddam of Megantic, Startac and Jade Queen.
Seattle Song - dkb.c. out of Incantation by Prince Blessed
1. Prix de la Salamandre G1, Washington D.C. International G1; 2. Champion Stakes G1
Swale - br./bl.c. out of Tuerta by Forli
1. Young America Stakes G1, Futurity Stakes G1, Florida Derby G1, Kentucky Derby G1, Belmont Stakes G1, Breeders' Futurity G2, Saratoga Special Stakes G2; 3. Hopeful Stakes G1, Fountain of Youth Stakes G2. U.S. Champion three-year-old colt.
Tilting - dkb.f. out of Aldonza by Bold Bidder
Dam of Dawn Quixote, Basma and Seattle Morn.


Gold Meridian - dkb.c. out of Queen Louie by Crimson Satan
Khozaam - b.c. out of Par Excellance by L'Enjoleur
2. Royal Lodge Stakes G2
Slew the Dragon - b.c. out of Gueniviere by Prince John
1. Hollywood Derby G1 (2nd div.); 2. Rutgers Handicap G2
Solar Slew - dkb.f. out of Gold Sun by Solazo
Dam of Mulca and Cigar, granddam of Laura's Lucky Boy and Hard Life.


Life at the Top - b.f. out of See You at the Top by Riva Ridge
1. Las Virgenes Stakes G1, Mother Goose Stakes G1, Ladies Handicap G1, Long Look Handicap G2; 2. Kentucky Oaks G1, CCA Oaks G1, Gazelle Handicap G1; 3. Acorn Stakes G1, Alabama Stakes G1, Spinster Stakes G1. Dam of Elizabeth Bay, granddam of Seasons Greetings and Bayuex.
Vernon Castle - dkb.c. out of Rullian's Princess by Prince John
1. California Derby G2, Del Mar Derby G2; 2. Cinema Handicap G2


Capote - dkb.c. out of Too Bald by Bald Eagle
1. Breeders' Cup Juvenile G1, Norfolk Stakes G1. U.S. Champion two-year-old colt.
Claxton's Slew - b.f. out of Nutmeg Native by Raise a Native
3. Pretty Polly Stakes G2. Dam of Escena.
Slew City Slew - dkb.c. out of Weber City Miss by Berkley Prince
1. Gulfstream Park Handicap G1, Oaklawn Handicap G1; 2. Meadowlands Cup Handicap G1, Donn Handicap G1, Widener Handicap G1; 3. Meadowlands Cup Handicap G1
Slew Princess - b.f. out of Lillian Russell by Prince John
Dam of Slew Gin Fizz and Igotrhythm, granddam of Sakura Gospel.


Bitooh - b.f. out of It's In the Air by Mr. Prospector
1. Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte G2
Glowing Honor - dkb.f. out of Glowing Tribute by Graustark
1. Diana Handicap G2 - 2x; 3. Queen Elizabeth II. Challenge Cup Invitational Stakes G2
Magic of Life - dkb.f. out of Larida by Northern Dancer
1. Coronation Stakes G1, Mill Reef Stakes G2. Dam of Enthused, granddam of Chunyi, Norman Invader, Nova Hawk and Inara.


Fast Play - dkb.c. out of Con Game by Buckpasser
1. Remsen Stakes G1, Breeders' Futurity Stakes G2; 2. Hopeful Stakes G1, Jerome Handicap G1, Jim Dandy Stakes G2; 3. Futurity Stakes G1, Pegasus Handicap G1
Houston - b.c. out of Smart Angle by Quadrangle
1. Bay Shore Stakes G2; 2. Tom Fool Stakes G2
Mysteries - b.f. out of Phydilla by Lyphard
Dam of Hishi Akebono and Agnes World, granddam of Dubai Destination, Librettist and Secret Number.
Oscillate - b.f. out of Dance Number by Northern Dancer
Dam of Mutakddim and Smooth Charmer, granddam of Settlement, Frost Giant, Sea Chanter and Kavanagh.
Seattle Meteor - b.f. out of Northern Meteor by Northern Dancer
1. Spinaway Stakes G1; 2. Bonnie Miss Stakes G1, Matron Stakes G1; 3. Alcibiades Stakes G2. Dam of Demeteor.
Tokatee - b.c. out of Misukaw by Northern Dancer
1. Razorback Handicap G2; 3. Col. F.W. Koester Handicap G2
Seattle Dawn - b.f. by Grey Dawn out of Embellished
1. Delaware Handicap G2; 2. Long Look Handicap G2


Charming Lassie - b.f. out of Lassie Dear by Buckpasser
Dam of Brulay, Lemond Drop Kid and Statue of Liberty, granddam of Neko Bay.
Digression - b.c. out of Double Axle by The Axe
1. Royal Lodge Stakes G2; 2. Bel Air Handicap G2
Hail Atlantis - b.f. out of Flippers by Coastal
1. Santa Anita Oaks G1. Dam of Stormy Atlantic, granddam of Dr. Arbatach, Atlando, Bandini, Incanto Dream, Stern Opinion
Hug a Slew - b.f. out of Huggle Duggle by Never Bend
Dam of Seattle Fitz and Fantastica Roma, granddam of Honey Nov and Fantastic Royale.
In Full Cry - dkb.f. out of In Hot Pursuit by Bold Ruler
2. Adirondack Stakes G2. Dam of Ahla Wasahl, granddam of Menhoubah.
Leo's Lucky Lady - b.f. out of Konafa by Damascus
Dam of Leo's Luckyman and Gaudeaumus, granddam of Battle Force.
Seaside Attraction - b.f. out of Kamar by Key to the Mint
1. Kentucky Oaks G1; 3. Acorn Stakes G1. Dam of Red Carnival, Golden Attraction and Cape Town, granddam of Carnival Dancer, Funfair and Desert Lord.
Septieme Ciel - b.c. out of Maximova by Green Dancer
1. Prix de la Foret G1, Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte G2; 2. Hollywood Derby G1; 3. Prix Jean Prat G1
Yonder - b.c. out of Far by Forli
1. Remsen Stakes G2, Jersey Derby G2; 3. Jim Beam Stakes G2, Niagara Stakes G2
Dawn Quixote - ch.c. by Grey Dawn out of Tilting
3. Futurity Stakes G1


Avenue of Flags - dkb.c. out of Beautiful Glass by Pass the Glass
2. Hollywood Juvenile Championship G2
Compelling Sound - br./bl.c. out of Cheyenne Birdsong by Restless Wind
3. San Felipe Stakes G2, Swaps Stakes G2
General Meeting - b.c. out of Alydar's Promise by Alydar
2. Hollywood Futurity G1
Outlasting - b.f. out of Outstandingly by Exclusive Native
3. Bonnie Miss Stakes G2. Dam of Fortitude
Seattle Bound - b.c. out of Mirthful Flirt by Raise a Native
2. Northern Dancer BC Handicap G2; 3. King Edward BC Handicap G2
Slewvescent - b.c. out of Our Mims by Herbager
Smooth Performance - b.c. out of Seasonal Pickup by The Minstrel
2. Dwyer Stakes G2
Fraar - b.c. by Topsider out of Alchaasibiyeh
1. Caulfield Cup G1; 2. VRC Mackinnon Stakes G1, St. George Stakes G2; 3. Australian Cup G1, C.F. Orr Stakes G1, Moonee Valley Cup G2
Mulca - dkb.f. by Raised Socially our of Solar Slew
1. Clasico Roberto Clemente G2, Clasico Prensa Hipica G2; 2. Accion de Gracias G2, Clasico Roberto Clemente G2. Puerto Rican champion three-year-old imported filly.


A.P. Indy - dkb.c. out of Weekend Surprise by Secretariat
1. Hollywood Futurity G1, Santa Anita Derby G1, Belmont Stakes G1, Breeders' Cup Classic G1, San Rafael Stakes G2, Peter Pan Stkaes G2; 3. Jockey Club Gold Cup G1. U.S. champion three-year-old colt & Horse of the Year 1992.
Alvear - dkb.f. out of Andover Way by His Majesty
Dam of Offlee Wild and Sangrita, granddam of Eden Praire and Tequilita.
Hickman Creek - b.c. out of Miss Betty by Buckpasser
3. San Felipe Stakes G2
American Chance - dkb.c. by Cure the Blues out of American Dance
1. Jersey Derby G2, Forego Handicap G2; 2. Vosburgh Stakes G1, Illinois Derby G2, Commonwealth BC Stakes G2; 3. Meadowlands Cup Handicap G1
Basma - b.f. by Grey Dawn out of Tilting
3. Cheveley Park Stakes G1
Political Fact - ch.c. by Trempolino out of Hire a Brain
3. Beresford Stakes G2


Dantsu Seattle - b.c. out of Call Me Goddess by Prince John
1. Takarazuka Kinen G1
Williamstown - dkb.c. out of Winter Sparkle by Northjet
1. Withers Stakes G2; 2. Jerome Handicap G1, King's Bishop Stakes G2; 3. Arlington Classic G2, Bel Air Handicap G2
Cigar - b.c. by Palace Music out of Solar Slew
1. NYRA Mile Handicap G1, Donn Handicap G1 - 2x, Gulfstream Park Handicap G1, Oaklawn Handicap G1, Hollywood Gold Cup Handicap G1, Pimlico Special G1, Woodward Stakes G1 - 2x, Jockey Club Gold Cup G1, Breeders' Cup Classic G1, Dubai World Cup (inaug.), Massachusetts Handicap G2 - 2x; 2. Jockey Club Gold Cup G1, Pacific Classic G1, Volante Handicap G2; 3. Breeders' Cup Classic G1. U.S. Champion older horse 1995 & 1996, Horse of the Year 1995 & 1996.
Elizabeth Bay - b.f. by Mr. Prospector out of Life at the Top
2. Coronation Stakes G1; 3. Prix de l'Opera G2. Dam of Bayeux
Seattle Morn - ch.c. by Grey Dawn out of Tilting
2. Illinois Derby G2


Lakeway - b.f. out of Milliardaire by Alydar
1. Las Virgenes Stakes G1, Santa Anita Oaks G1, Hollywood Oaks G1, Mother Goose Stakes G1, Churchill Downs BC Handicap G2; 2. Kentucky Oaks G1, Alabama Stakes G1, Chula Vista Handicap G2; 3. Beldame Stakes G1, Breeders' Cup Distaff G1. Dam of Flying Spur, granddam of Mushka.
Taiki Blizzard - dkb.c. out of Tree of Knowledge by Sassafras
1. Yasuda Kinen G1, Sankei Osaka Hai G2, Keio Hai Spring Cup G2; 2. Takarazuka Kinen G1, Arima Kinen G1, Yasuda Kinen G1, Keio Hai Spring Cup G2; 3. Yasuda Kinen G1
Top Rung - b.f. out of Feature Price by Quack
1. La Brea Stakes G2, Lady's Secret BC Handicap G2; 2. Vanity Handicap G1, Santa Margarita Invitational Handicap G1, Chula Vista Handicap G2; 3. Vanity Handicap G1, Santa Maria Handicap G1, Hawthorne Handicap G2
Jade Flush - ch.f. by Jade Hunter out of Royal Strait Flush
1. Rare Perfume Handicap G2; 2. Spinster Stakes G1, Molly Pitcher Handicap G2, Louisville BC Handicap G2; 3. Bonnie Miss Stakes G2, Rampart Handicap G2. Dam of Megantic and Jade Queen.
Mutakddim - ch.c. by Seeking the Gold out of Oscillate
3. Sandown Park Mile G2
Ocean Crest - dkb.c. by Storm Bird out of S S Aroma
1. Del Mar Derby G2
Redoubtable - b.c. by Grey Dawn out of Seattle Rockette
3. Middle Park Stakes G1, 5. Dewhurst Stakes G1
Slew Gin Fizz - gr.c. by Relaunch out of Slew Princess
2. Hopeful Stakes G1, Saratoga Special Stakes G2; 3. Riva Ridge Stakes G2


Sleep Easy - b.f. out of Dokki by Northern Dancer
1. Hollywood Oaks G1, Railbird Stakes G2; 2. Del Mar Oaks G1, Santa Margarita Invitational Handicap G1; 3. Princess Stakes G2, Lady's Secret BC Handicap G2. Granddam of Slumber.
Slewvera - dkb.f. out of Hedgeabout by Riva Ridge
2. Palomar Handicap G2. Dam of Boboman.
Admiralty - dkb.c. by Strawberry Road out of Savannah Slew
3. Brooklyn Handicap G2
Alami - b.c. by Danzig out of Alchaasibiyeh
3. Champagne Stakes G2
Hishi Akebono - dkb.c. by Woodman out of Mysteries
1. Sprinters Stakes G1, Swan Stakes G2; 3. Mile Championship G1, Yasuda Kinen G1, Takamatsunomiya Hai G1. Japanese champion sprinter.
Houston Connection - b.c. by Alysheba out of Lassie Connection
3. Summer Stakes G2
Igotrhythm - b.f. by Dixieland Band out of Slew Princess
1. A Gleam Handicap G2; 2. First Flight Handicap G2
Red Carnival - b.f. by Mr. Prospector out of Seaside Attraction
3. Challenge Stakes G2. Dam of Carnival Dancer, Funfair and Desert Lord.
Smooth Charmer - ch.f. by Easy Goer out of Oscillate
2. Shuvee Handicap G1


Dr. Caton - b.c. out of Won't She Tell by Banner Sport
2. Haskell Invitational Handicap G1
Hishi Natalie - dkb.f. out of Devil's Sister by Alleged
1. Hanshin Himba Tokubetsu G2
Sea Hill - b.f. out of Featherhill by Lyphard
Dam of Underwater and Legerete, granddam of Iron Lips, Falco and Pilote.
Weekend in Seattle - b.f. out of Weekend Surprise by Secretariat
3. CCA Oaks G1. Dam of Mambo In Seattle, granddam of Sky Kingdom.
Escena - dkb.f. by Strawberry Road out of Claxton's Slew
1. Ramona Handicap G1, Apple Blossom Handicap G1, Vanity Handicap G1, Breeders' Cup Distaff G1, Fantasy Stakes G2, Louisville BC Handicap G2; 2. Kentukcy Oaks G1, Mother Goose Stakes G1, Alabama Stakes G1, Gazelle Handicap G1, Go For Wand Handicap G1, Bonnie Miss Stakes G2, Louisville BC Handicap G2, Rampart Handicap G2; 3. Breeders' Cup Distaff G1, Demoiselle Stakes G2, Shuvee Handicap G2. U.S. Champion older mare 1998.
Fortitude - br.c. by Cure the Blues out of Outlasting
2. National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Handicap G2
Golden Attraction - b.f. by Mr. Prospector out of Seaside Attraction
1. Spinaway Stakes G1, Matron Stakes G1, Frizette Stakes G1, Schuylerville Stakes G2; 3. Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies G1. U.S. Champion two-year-old filly.
Seattle Special - dkb.f. by Nureyev out of O Slewmova
3. Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte G2
Tokyo Seattle - ch.c. by Deputy Minister out of City Dance
1. Tokyo Daishoten G1, Tokai Kikuka Sho G2; 2. Tokai Stakes G2; 3. Kawasaki Kinen G1, Oguri Cap Kinen G2


If Angels Sang - b.f. out of Chapel of Dreams by Northern Dancer
Dam of Tale of a Champion and Mr. Roary, granddam of Odeon.
Seaking the Pearl - b.f. by Seeking the Gold out of Page Proof
1. NHK Mile Cup G1, Prix Maurice de Gheest G1, New Zealand Trophy G2, Daily Hai Sansai Stakes G2; 2. Sprinters Stakes G1, Takamatsunomiya Kinen G1; 3. Yasuda Kinen G1, Rose Stakes G2. Dam of Seeking the Dia
Slew of Reality - dkb.f. by Political Ambition out of Slew of Reasons
1. Gran Premio Jorge de Atucha G1, Gran Premio Saturnino J. Unzue G1, Gran Premio Carrera de Las Estrellas Juvenile Fillies G1; 2. Gran Premio Gilberto Lerena G1. Argentinian champion two-year-old filly.
Stormin Fever - br./bl.c. by Storm Cat out of Pennant Fever
2. Vosburgh Stakes G1 - 2x, Philip H. Iselin Handicap G2; 3. Withers Stakes G2
Third sire
Cambodian - dkb.c. by Roanoke x Peterhof
3. Curragh International Stakes G2


Event of the Year - dkb.c. out of CLassic Event by Mr. Prospector
1. Jim Beam Stakes G2, Strub Stakes G2; 2. Santa Anita Handicap G1, San Fernando BC Stakes G2; 3. Malibu Stakes G1
Agnes World - dkb.c. by Danzig out of Mysteries
1. Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp G1, July Cup G1, Zen-Nippon Nisai Yushun G2, CBC Sho G2; 2. Sprinters Stakes G1 - 2x, King's Stand Stakes G2; 3. Takamatsunomiya Kinen G1
Brulay - b.f. by Rubiano out of Charming Lassie
2. Princess Stakes G2
Cape Town - b.c. by Seeking the Gold out of Seaside Attraction
1. Florida Derby G1; 3. Blue Grass Stakes G2
Jess M - b.g. by Strawberry Road out of Slew Boyera
3. Hopeful Stakes G1
Prowl - b.g. by Marauding out of Matins
1. Golden Slipper Stakes G1; 2. Maribyrnong Plate G2, STC Canterbury Stakes G2; AJC Sires Produce Stakes G1
Social Charter - b.c. by Nureyev out of Aunt Pearl
1. Eclipse Stakes G2; 2. Kentucky Cup Classic Handicap G2; 3. Suburban Handicap G2
Third sire
El Condor Pasa - dkb.c. by Kingmambo x Sadler's Wells
1. NHK Mile Cup G1, Japan Cup G1, Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud G1, New Zealand Trophy G2; 2. Prix d'Ispahan G1, Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe G1, Mainichi Okan G2
Elaborate - ch.g. by Gilded Time x Gulch
1. Triple Bend BC Handicap G2; 3. Ancient Title BC Handicap G1, San Antonio Handicap G2, Triple Bend BC Handicap G2, Potrero Grande BC Handicap G2


Matikane Kinnohosi - b.c. out of Alysbelle by Alydar
1. America Jockey Club Cup G2, Copa Republica Argentina G2; 2. Meguro Kinen G2, Nikkei Sho G2, Kyoto Kinen G2
Astra - b.f. by Theatrical out of Savannah Slew
1. Gamely BC Handicap G1 - 2x, Beverly Hills Handicap G1 - 2x, Santa Barbara Handicap G2 - 2x; 2. Beverly D. Stakes G1; 3. Santa Ana Handicap G2
Lemon Drop Kid - b.c. by Kingmambo out of Charming Lassie
1. Futurity Stakes G1, Belmont Stakes G1, Travers Stakes G1, Woodward Stakes G1, Whitney Handicap G1, Brooklyn Handicap G2, Suburban Handicap G2; 2. Champagne Stakes G1, Jim Dandy Stakes G2; 3. Pimlico Special G1, Peter Pan Stakes G2. U.S. Champion older male 2000.


Chief Seattle - dkb.c. out of Skatingonthinice by Icecapade
2. Breeders' Cup Juvenile G1, Champagne Stakes G1; 4. Futurity Stakes G1
Highbury - b.f. out of Quillummo by Gummo
Granddam of Soft Falling Rain, Splendid Garden and Let It Rain.
Surfside - b.f. out of Flanders by Seeking the Gold
1. Frizette Stakes G1, Hollywood Starlet Stakes G1, Las Virgenes Stakes G1, Santa Anita Oaks G1, Clark Handicap G2; 2. Spinaway Stakes G1, Breeders' Cup Distaff G1; 3. Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies G1, Santa Monita Handicap G1. U.S. Champion three-year-old filly. Dam of Irish Surf, granddam of High Celebrity.
Slew the Red - dkb.c. by Red Ransom out of Great Lady Slew
2. Prix du Conseil de Paris G2; 3. Dixie Stakes G2
Third sire
Settlement - dkb.c. by Kris S. x Mr. Prospector out of Oscillate
2. Hopeful Stakes G1; 3. Saratoga Special Stakes G2


Fleet Renee - dkb.f. out of Darien Miss by Mr. Leader
1. Mother Goose Stakes G1, Ashland Stakes G1; 3. Gazelle Handicap G1. Granddam of Hightail.
Flute - b.f. out of Rougeur by Blushing Groom
1. Kentucky Oaks G1, Alabama Stakes G1; 2. Santa Anita Oaks G1, Beldame Stakes G1. Dam of Filimbi, granddam of Weep No More.
Sahara Slew - b.f. out of Sahara Sun by Alysheba
1. Ribblesdale Stakes G2
Scorpion - b.c. out of Petiteness by Chief's Crown
1. Jim Dandy Stakes G1; 2. Saratoga Special Stakes G2; 3. Futurity Stakes G1, Sanford Stakes G2
Enthused - b.f. by Seeking the Gold out of Magic of Life
1. Lowther Stakes G2. Dam of Norman Invader.
I Rock My World - br.g. by King's Theatre out of Matins
1. Wellington Guineas G2; 2. Avondale Guineas G2
Raging Fever - dkb.f. by Storm Cat out of Pennant Fever
1. Frizette Stakes G1, Matron Stakes G1, Ogden Phipps Handicap G1, Adirondack Stakes G2, Distaff BC Handicap G2; 2. Ballerina Handicap G1, Shuvee Handicap G2, Distaff BC Handicap G2; 3. Beaumont Stakes G2, First Flight Handicap G2
Unbridled Lassie - dkb.f. by Unbridled out of Lassie Connection
3. CCA Oaks G1, Bonnie Miss Stakes G2
Third sire
Carnival Dancer - b.c. by Sadler's Wells x Mr. Prospector out of Seaside Attraction
2. Champion Stakes G1; 3. Prix d'Ispahan G1
Megantic - b.c. by Theatrical x Jade Hunter out of Royal Strait Flush
3. Pan American Handicap G2
Seasons Greetings - b.f. by Ezzoud x Mr. Prospector out of Life at the Top
2. Prix du Gros-Chene G2
Startac - b.c. by Theatrical x Mr. Prospector out of Royal Strait Flush
1. Secretariat Stakes G1, Belmont BC Handicap G2


Alternate - gr.f. out of Strike a Balance by Green Dancer
2. Monmouth BC Oaks G2
Sea of Showers - b.f. out of Chimes of Freedom by Private Account
3. Prix de Sandringham G2
Demeteor - dkb.g. by Dehere out of Seattle Meteor
2. W.L. McKnight Handicap G2
Leo's Luckyman - dkb.c. by Woodman out of Leo's Lucky Lady
3. Champagne Stakes G2
Seattle Fitz - dkb.c. by Fitzcarraldo out of Hug a Slew
1. Brooklyn Handicap G2; 2. Donn Handicap G1
Stydahar - b.c. by Theatrical out of Royal Strait Flush
3. Prix Noailles G2
Third sire
Dr. Arbatach - dkb.g. by Smart Strike x Nureyev out of Hail Atlantis
1. Jose de Diego G1; 2. Clasico Rotativo G1
Dubai Destination - b.c. by Kingmambo x Alleged out of Mysteries
1. Champagne Stakes G2, Queen Anne Stakes G2
Funfair - b.g. by Singspiel x Mr. Prospector out of Seaside Attraction
1. Kelso BC Handicap G2


Loving Kindness - dkb.f. out of Coup de Genie by Mr. Prospector
3. Prix Morny G1
Tomahawk - dkb.c. out of Statuette by Pancho Villa
2. Middle Park Stakes G1, Dewhurst Stakes G1
Vindication - dkb.c. out of Strawberry Reason by Strawberry Road
1. Breeders' Cup Juvenile. U.S. Champion two-year-old colt.
Country Reel - dkb.c. by Danzig out of Country Belle
1. Gimcrack Stakes G2
Fantastica Roma - b.f. by Romanov out of Hug a Slew
2. Clasico Polla de Potrancas G2
Offlee Wild - blk.c. by Wild Again out of Alvear
1. Suburban Handicap G1, Massachusetts Handicap G2; 3. Blue Grass Stakes G1
Statue of Liberty - dkb.c. by Storm Cat out of Charming Lassie
2. Goodwood Stakes G1
Underwater - b.f. by Theatrical out of Sea Hill
2. Prix de Malleret G2
Third sire
Chunyi - b.f. by Sunday Silence x Kris out of Magic of Life
2. Yushun Himba G1
Dai Jin - b.c. by Peintre Celebre x Shirley Heights
1. Deutsches Derby G1, Aral-Pokal G1, Union-Rennen G2
Desert Lord - b.g. by Green Desert x Mr. Prospector out of Seaside Attraction
1. Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp G1; 2. Nunthorpe Stakes G1; 3. Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp G1, Temple Stakes G2


Bachelor Duke - b.c. by Miswaki out of Gossamer
1. Irish 2000 Guineas G1, 4. Dewhurst Stakes G1
Balmont - b.c. by Stravinsky out of Aldebaran Light
1. Middle Park Stakes G1, Gimcrack Stakes G2; 3. July Cup G1, Golden Jubilee Stakes G1, Temple Stakes G2
Boboman - b.c. by Kingmambo out of Slewvera
1. Hollywood Turf Cup Stakes G1; 3. Santa Anita Handicap G1, Oaklawn Handicap G2
Mambo Slew - dkb.f. by Kingmambo out of Slew Boyera
2. Lake Placid Handicap G2
Pearl of Love - b.c. by Peintre Celebre out of Aunt Pearl
1. Gran Criterium G1, Futurity Stakes G2; 3. National Stakes G1
Rave Reviews - b.f. by Sadler's Wells out of Pieds de Plume
1. Premio Lydia Tesio G1
Third sire
Atlando - b.g. by Hernando x Nureyev out of Hail Atlantis
1. San Luis Obispo Handicap G2; 2. San Gabriel Handicap G2
Bayeux - b.g. by Red Ransom x Mr. Prospector out of Life at the Top
2. Frank E. Kilroe Mile Handicap G2
Laura's Lucky Boy - dkb.c. by Theatrical x Corridor Key out of Solar Slew
2. Oak Tree Derby G2, Del Mar Handicap G2; 3. Clement L. Hirsch Memorial Turf Championship Stakes G1, Del Mar Derby G2
Lucky Break - b.c. by Geri out of Seattle Rockette
2. Tokai Stakes G2
Menhoubah - b.f. by Dixieland Band x Private Account out of In Full Cry
1. Oaks d'Italia G1; 3. Moyglare Stud Stakes G1
Seeking the Dia - dkb.c. by Storm Cat out of Seeking the Pearl x Seeking the Gold
1. New Zealand Trophy G2, Nippon TV Hai G2; 2. Kawasaki Kinen G1 - 2x, February Stakes G1 - 2x, Mile Championship Nambu Hai G1, Japan Cup Dirt G1 - 2x, Tokyo Daishoten G1, JBC Classic G1; 3. Tokyo Daishoten G1


California Dane - b.c. by Danehill out of Storminwinter
1. A.J. Moir Stakes G2, Norman Carlyon Stakes G2
Montgomery's Arch - dkb.c. by Arch out of Inny River
1. Richmond Stakes G2; 3. Dewhurst Stakes G1
Third sire
Bandini - dkb.c. by Fusaichi Pegasus x Dixieland Band out of Hail Atlantis
1. Blue Grass Stakes G1; 2. Fountain of Youth Stakes G2
Exceptional Ride - b.c. by Chester House x Dixieland Band
3. American Derby G2
Librettist - b.c. by Danzig x Alleged out of Mysteries
1. Prix du Moulin de Longchamp G1, Prix Jacques le Marois G1
Souvenir Gift - b.f. by Souvenir Copy x Alleged
2. Del Mar Debutante G1, Sorrento Stakes G2
Summerly - ch.f. by Summer Squall x Mr. Prospector
1. Kentucky Oaks G1, Fair Grounds Oaks G2; 2. CCA Oaks G1; 3. Mother Goose Stakes G1, Golden Rod Stakes G2


Kawakami Princess - b.f. by King Halo out of Takano Secretary
1. Yushun Himba G1, Shuka Sho G1; 2. Queen Elizabeth II. Commemorative Cup G1; 3. Kinko Sho G2, Sankei Osaka Hai G2. Japanese champion three-year-old filly.
Sangrita - b.f. by Mr. Greeley out of Alvear
1. Chilukki Stakes G2. Dam of Tequilita.
Supaseus - b.g. by Spinning World out of Supamova
3. York Stakes G2
Third sire
Frost Giant - ch.c. by Giant's Causeway x Gone West out of Oscillate
1. Suburban Handicap G1
Honey Nov - b.c. by Romanov x Fitzcarraldo out of Hug a Slew
1. Grande Premio Miguel A. Martinez de Hoz G1; 2. Gran Premio Copa de Oro G1, Gran Premio Carrera de Las Estrellas Classic G1; 3. Gran Premio General San Martin G1
Jade Queen - ch.f. by Giant's Causeway x Jade Hunter out of Royal Strait Flush
3. Flower Bowl Invitational Handicap G1, Garden City BC Handicap G1
Neko Bay - dkb.c. by Giant's Causeway x Rubiano out of Charming Lassie
1. San Pasqual Stakes G2; 2. Santa Anita Handicap G1
Wasseema - br.f. by Danzig x Mr. Prospector
3. Park Stakes G2


Gaudeamus - b.f. by Distorted Humor out of Leo's Lucky Lady
2. Debutante Stakes G2
Legerete - b.f. by Rahy out of Sea Hill
1. Prix de Malleret G2; 3. Prix Marcel Boussac G1, Prix de l'Opera G1
Third sire
Incanto Dream - ch.c. by Galileo x Nureyev out of Hail Atlantis
1. Prix Maurice de Nieuil G2; 2. Prix du Cadran G1
Iron Lips - dkb.f. by Iron Mask x Unbridled out of Sea Hill
3. Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte G2
Panty Raid - dkb.f. by Include x Private Account
1. Spinster Stakes G1, American Oaks Invitational Stakes G1, Black-Eyed Susan Stakes G2; 3. Falls City Handicap G2


Alwajeeha - b.f. by Dixieland Band out of Ridaa
1. Queen Elizabeth II. Challenge Cup Invitational Stakes G1
Greenspring - b.c. by Orientate out of Violet Lady
1. General George Handicap G2
Globetrotter - ch.c. by Street Cry out of Coll Slew
2. Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap G1
Mambo In Seattle - b.c. by Kingmambo out of Weekend In Seattle
2. Travers Stakes G1
Two Step Salsa - dkb.c. by Petionville out of Two to Waltz
1. Godolphin Mile G2; 2. Swaps BC Stakes G2
Third sire
Calming Influence - dkb.c. by King's Best x Indian Ridge
1. Godolphin Mile G2
Falco - b.c. by Pivotal x Unbridled out of Sea Hill
1. Poule d'Essai des Poulains G1
Mushka - dkb.f. by Empire Maker x Seeking the Gold out of Lakeway
1. Spinster Stakes G1, Demoiselle Stakes G2; 2. Breeders' Cup Ladies Classic G1, Sheepshead Bay Handicap G2; 3. Dance Smartly Stakes G2
Norman Invader - b.c. by War Chant x Seeking the Gold out of Magic of Life
2. Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte G2
Sea Chanter - b.f. by War Chant x Easy Goer out of Oscillate
2. Rampart Stakes G2; 3. Ogden Phipps Handicap G1, Shuvee Handicap G2
Stern Opinion - gr.c. by Mizzen Mast x Nureyev out of Hail Atlantis
2. Prix du Petit Couvert G2; 3. Prix du Petit Couvert G2


Ahla Wasahl - br.f. by Dubai Destination out of In Full Cry
3. Cherry Hinton Stakes G2
Chocolate Candy - b.c. by Candy Ride out of Crownette
2. Santa Anita Derby G1; 3. CashCall Futurity G1
Dangerous Midge - b.c. by Lion Heart out of Adored Slew
1. Breeders' Cup Turf G1
Dynaslew - dkb.f. by Dynaformer out of Slew's Final Answer
1. Ballston Spa Handicap G2; 3. Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes G1
Flying Spur - ch.f. by Giant's Causeway out of Lakeway
2. Fair Grounds Oaks G2; 3. Kentucky Oaks G1
Oiseau de Feu - b.c. by Stravinsky out of Slewadora
2. Prix Jean Prat G1
Reach the Crown - br./bl.c. by Special Week out of Crown Piece
1. Milers Cup G2; 3. Nakayama Kinen G2
Theregoesjojo - b.c. by Brahms out of Slewie Blues
2. Fountain of Youth Stakes G2; 3. Florida Derby G1
Third sire
Haka - b.f. by Dynaformer x Mr. Prospector
2. Las Virgenes Stakes G1


Eskendereya - ch.c. by Giant's Causeway out of Aldebaran Light
1. Wood Memorial Stakes G1, Fountain of Youth Stakes G2
Sound Barrier - gr.f. by Agnes Digital out of Sleepinginseattle
1. Fillies' Revue G2
Third sire
Kavanagh - b.g. by Tiger Ridge x Seeking the Gold out of Oscillate
1. Golden Horseshoe G1, SA Nursery G2, Hawaii Stakes G2; 2. Premiers Champion Stkaes G1, Gauten Guineas G2; 3. SA CApe Guineas G1
Worthadd - b.c. by Dubawi x Rahy
1. Derby Italiano G2, Premio Parioli G3, Premio Ribot G2, Premio Emilio Turati G2; 2. Lockinge Stakes G1, Meilen Trophy G2; 3. Premio Vittorio di Capua G1


Slow Pace - b.g. by Distorted Humor out of Slow Down
2. Prix Guillaume d'Ornano G2; 3. Grand Prix de Deauville G2
Tale of a Champion - b.c. by Tale of the Cat out of If Angels Sang
1. Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap G2
Third sire
Fantastic Royale - b.c. by Val Royal x Romanov out of Hug a Slew
1. Gran Premio Comparacion G2; 2.Clasico Miguel A. Martinez de Hoz G1; 3. Gran Premio General San Martin G1, Gran Premio Copa de Plata G1, Gran Premio Comparacion G2
Hard Life - dkb.f. by Rock Hard Ten x Deputy Minister out of Solar Slew
3. Go For Wand Handicap G2
Nova Hawk - br.f. by Hawk Wing x Sadler's Wells out of Magic of Life
2. Coronation Stakes G1; 3. Premio Lydia Tesio G1
Sakura Gospel - dkb.c. by Sakura President x Cure the Blues out of Slew Princess
1. Keio Hai Spring Cup G2; 2. Sprinters Stakes G1
Slumber - b.c. by Cacique x Woodman out of Sleep Easy
1. Manhattan Handicap G1; 2. Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap G1, United Nations Handicap G1, Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational Stakes G1, Mervin H. Muniz Jr. Memorial Handicap G2; 3. Turf Classic Stakes G1, Mac Diarmida Stakes G2, Pan American Stakes G2
St. John's River - b.f. by Include x Private Account
1. Delaware Oaks G2; 2. Kentucky Oaks G1, Fair Grounds Oaks G2, La Troienne Stakes G2; 3. Fleur de Lis Handicap G2


Segway - ch.g. by Giant's Causeway out of Slow Down
2. Charles Whittingham Stakes G2; 3. Hollywood Turf Cup Stakes G2
Skyring - b.c. by English Channel out of Violet Lady
1. Dixie Stakes G2, Mervin H. Muniz Jr. Memorial Handicap G2
Third sire
Battle Force - b.c. by Giant's Causeway x Fusaichi Pegasus out of Leo's Lucky Lady
2. Sir Beaufort Stakes G2
Drama Drama - dkb.f. by Lemon Drop Kid x Belong to Me
4. Raven Run Stakes G2
Sky Kingdom - b.c. by Empire Maker x Kingmambo out of Weekend In Seattle
3. Hollywood Gold Cup Handicap G1, Brooklyn Invitational Stakes G2
Soft Falling Rain - b.c. by National Assembly x Giant's Causeway out of Highbury
1. SA Nursery G1, Godolphin Mile G2; 2. Godolphin Mile G2, Hungerford Stakes G2
Warhorse (Tougher Than Ever) - b.c. by General Nediym x Giant's Causeway
1. ARC Diamond Stakes G1; 2. STC Apollo Stakes G2; 3. New Zealand 2000 Guineas G1, Manawatu Sires' Produce Stakes G1


Filimbi - gr.f. by Mizzen Mast out of Flute
1. Goldikova Stakes G2; 2. Just a Game Stakes G1, Jenny Wiley Stakes G1; 3. First Lady Stakes G1, Matriarch Stakes G1
Irish Surf - b.c. by Giant's Causeway out of Surfside
2. Breeders' Cup Marathon G2
Moth - b.f. by Galileo out of Pieds de Plume
3. One Thousand Guineas G1
Third sire
Eden Praire - dkb.f. by Mizzen Mast x Elusive Quality out of Alvear
2. Raven Run Stakes G2
Frivolous - dkb.f. by Empire Maker x Belong to Me
1. Falls City Handicap G2, Fleur de Lis Handicap G2; 2. Delaware Handicap G1
Hightail - dkb.c. by Mineshaft x Storm Cat out of Fleet Renee
1. Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint Stakes
Pilote - ch.c. by Pivotal x Rahy out of Sea Hill
2. Prix Eugene Adam G2
Secret Number - b.c. by Raven's Pass x Alleged out of Mysteries
3. UAE Derby G2, Great Voltigeur Stakes G2
Sendmylovetorose - b.f. by Bahamian Bounty x Gulch
1. Cherry Hinton Stakes G2
Yahilwa - b.f. by Medaglia d'Oro x Smart Strike
2. Clement L. Hirsch Stakes G1, Santa Maria Stakes G2; 3. Spinster Stakes G1, La Canada Stakes G2


Third sire
Inara - b.f. by Trippi x Shirley Heights out of Magic of Life
1. Majorca Stakes G1 - 2x, Paddock Stakes G1, Empress Club Stakes G1, Garden Province Stakes G1; 2. Cape Fillies Guineas G1, Paddock Stakes G1, KRA Fillies Guineas G2
Splendid Garden - ch.g. by Black Minnaloushe x Giant's Causeway out of Highbury
3. Senor Santa Stakes G2
Suzuka Devious - dkb.c. by King Kamehameha x Sunday Silence
2. Kyoto Kinen G2
Talco - ch.c. by Pivotal x Diesis
1. Shoemaker Mile Stakes G1; 2. Del Mar Mile Handicap G2; 3. Hollywood Derby G1, Del Mar Derby G2


Third sire
High Celebrity - b.f. by Invincible Spirit x Storm Cat out of Surfside
2. Duke of Cambridgeshire Stakes G2; 3. Cheveley Park Stakes G1
Let It Rain - b.g. by Dynasty x Giant's Causeway out of Highbury
1. Cape Stayers G2
Tommy Macho - b.c. by Macho Uno x Awesome Again
3. Carter Handicap G1, Metropolitan Handicap G1, Dwyer Stakes G2, Pennsylvania Derby G2, Gulfstream Park Handicap G2, Belmont Sprint Championship Stakes G2


Mr. Roary - ch.g. by Scat Daddy out of If Angels Sang
3. Eddie Read Stakes G2
Third sire
Odeon - b.g. by Zacinto x Theatrical out of If Angels Sang
3. SAJC South Australian Derby G1
Sunny Ridge - gr.c. by Holy Bull x Songandaprayer
2. Champagne Stakes G1, Brooklyn Invitational Handicap G2; 3. Haskell Invitational Stakes G1
Weep No More - ch.f. by Mineshaft x Storm Cat out of Flute
1. Ashland Stakes G1


Third sire
Cadenas - b.c. by Deep Impact x French Deputy
1. Yayoi Sho G2
Tequilita - b.f. by Union Rags x Mr. Greeley out of Alvear
1. Forward Gal Stakes G2; 2. Gulfstream Park Oaks G2; 3. Test Stakes G1


Bandua - gr.c. by The Factor out of If Angels Sang
3. Secretariat Stakes G1

Seattle Slew's sireline

Many sons of Seattle Slew were good racehorses, and many were also retired to stud. Sadly, most of them quite failed, but even those successful ones, like Slew o'Gold or Capote, weren't able to continue the line. The only exception was A.P. Indy, who somehow defied all pedigree assumptions and became - unlike his sire, damsire and the third sire - a very good sire of sires. And, of course, also the paternal grandsire of the hottest sire of today, Tapit, who seems to be the next crown prince of the dynasty.

It would be unfair to leave out the second star of the line, the double Horse of the Year California Chrome, who is descendant of A.P. Indy via much less fashionable sire Lucky Pulpit. California Chrome entered stud in 2017, but his great performances and huge expectations from him at stud earned him a well-deserved place in this scheme.

Timelines of Seattle Slew's most important descendants

Despite their limited success, the era of Slew's sons at stud lasted about two decades. At the turn of the century, they were completely replaced by sons and grandsons of A.P. Indy - and in the 2010s, a brand new era began with sons of Tapit coming to stud.

Seattle Slew
Seattle Slew
Seattle Song
Slew O'Gold
Tsunami Slew
Fast Play
S. City S.
Seattle Slew
Seattle Song
Slew O'Gold
Tsunami Slew
Fast Play
Slew City Slew
Avenue of Flags
Septieme Ciel
General Meeting
A.P. Indy
Malibu Moon
Old Trieste
Seattle Slew
Slew O'Gold
Fast Play
Slew City Slew
Avenue of Flags
Septieme Ciel
General Meeting
A.P. Indy
Malibu Moon
Old Trieste
Stephen Got Even
Jump Start
Sky Mesa
Lucky Pulpit
Majestic Warrior
Malibu Moon
Stephen Got Even
Jump Start
Sky Mesa
Lucky Pulpit
Majestic Warrior
Trappe Shot
California Chrome