1977 Seattle Slew Tac Pin
This pin honors Seattle Slew, winner of the 1977 Kentucky Derby and Triple Crown with jockey Jean Cruguet up. He won the Derby in the final stretch over Run Dusty Run by 1.75 lengths; then in the Preakness over Cormorant and Iron Constitution by 1.5 lengths; finally in the Belmont by 4 lengths. Seattle Slew became the 10th Triple Crown winner in history, and the first and only to win with an undefeated record beforehand. With an impressive record besides, Seattle Slew won 14 of 17 career starts and brought in a whopping $1,208,726 purse in the period from 1976-1978. He was bred by Ben S. Castleman at White Horse Acres Farm, jointly owned by the Taylor and Hill families from White Swan, Washington and trained by William “Billy” Turner. After his incredibly successful racing career, Seattle Slew retired to the Three Chimneys Farm in Midway, Kentucky and stood as a stud. His son, Swale, would go on to with the 1984 Kentucky Derby. Seattle Slew is listed as #9 in The Blood-Horse magazine’s Top 100 Racehorses of the 20th Century and was inducted into the U.S. Racing Hall of Fame in 1981.
A Kentucky Derby Museum Exclusive.
Pin measures 0.75 X 1”.

Item #001063