Seattle Slew

The 1977 Triple Crown was won by a dark bay colt by Bold Reasoning – My Charmer by Poker. His name, Seattle Slew. He was not “a fashionably bred” colt when he came to the Fasig-Tipton yearling sales in July 1975. The sire Bold Reasoning, was sired by Santa Anita Derby winner Boldnesian, who in turn was by Bold Ruler.

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Bred by the Aga Khan III in Ireland, Nasrullah was out of Mumtaz Begum by Blenheim II. He was a direct grandson of the Aga Khan’s foundation mare Mumtaz Mahal. Looking very much like his sire being a very dark brown almost black in colour with a white star on his forehead, he possessed tremendous speed and a very ornery

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