Dude, brachy, kickass link!
I have to say I have a soft spot in my heart for Slew. How fitting The Blood Horse has been profiling his 3yro season all spring…the issue that arrived today featured his Derby win, exactly 25 years ago today.
Great stats, too, brachy…ah, a kindred spirit! (And thanks for the Kona Gold nod! He’s running again for the 1st time in 8mos June 3! Hooray!)
I just whipped out my Blood Horse stallion register to add a few more of his phenomenal stats:
17 starts, 14 wins, 2 seconds, 0 thirds
Through October 27, 2001, he sired 20 crops:
666 runners (71%)
457 winners (49% of foals, and 69% of runners)
100 stakes winners (I believe it’s 103 now)
This makes his AEI (Average Earnings Index) an outrageous 4.21, second in the entire industry to only Danzig. In comparison, Storm Cat (who stands for $500,000) has an AEI of 4.10, putting him third. And fourth on the list? Slew’s son AP Indy with an AEI of 3.96.
While Slew himself has left us, we will be feeling his effect on the industry for generations to come.