I was fortunate enough to see Seattle Slew race many times and meet him face to face during his career when he was trained by Billy Turner.
Slew was special from the very beginning and it was no secret. he was the buzz of the backstretch before he made his first start. he was fun to watch and shares a distinction with Zenyatta, as two great horses who lost the best races they ever ran in their lives.
Seattle Slew’s loss to Exceller in the Jockey Club Gold Cup, then a two-mile race, was one of the best and most courageous performances I have ever seen from any horse. His rider that day, Angel Cordero Jr., would be the first to agree.