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    (February 15, 1974-May 7, 2002)
    Born in Kentucky
    Sire: Bold Reasoning
    Dam: My Charmer
    Owners: Karen and Mickey Taylor and Jim and Sally Hill
    Trainers: William H. Turner, Jr. and Douglas R. Peterson
    Record: 17 starts, 14 wins and 2 places
    Won the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes (1977)
    Career Earnings: $1,208,726
    Inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame (1981)
    Died on the 25th anniversary of his 1977 Kentucky Derby victory at age 28
    The spelling of Slough was changed to Slew as Karen Taylor did not like the spelling of the word.
    Following his 1977 Triple Crown victory, he struggled and got tired quickly as he lost to J. O. Tobin in the Swap Stakes.
    His first trainer, William H. Turner, was fired by his owners over a schedule disagreement.
    He was beaten by Exceller by a nose in the Jockey Club Gold Cup (1978).
    Despite being chosen as the 1978 U.S. Champion Older Male Horse, he lost to Affirmed in the Horse of the Year voting campaign.
    He was the first horse win the Triple Crown while being undefeated (1977).
    He created the 'war dance' pre-race dance routine.
    He won the 1977 Horse of the Year Eclipse Award.
    He was listed at #9 in the Top 100 U.S. Racehorses of the 20th Century by Blood Horse magazine (1999).
    He was the father of 1984 Kentucky Derby winner Swale.
    He was the last living Triple Crown winning horse following the death of Affirmed.

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