Happy Birthday, Seattle Slew! The mighty warrior horse was foaled on 15 February 1974 at Ben Castleman’s White Horse Acres Farm near Lexington, Kentucky–and on his strong back he took millions of people for the ride of our lives. This piece tonight will not be a recitation of stats, for birthday celebrations are about heart, guts, glory and love. Numbers–even extraordinary numbers, such as Slew’s achievements–have no place at a birthday party…
If you’re a racing fan, you know that today is the birthday of one of the greatest Thoroughbreds, ever. Anywhere, anytime, anyplace.
Happy Birthday, Dear Slew.
* Black-and-white photo, courtesy of New York Daily News.