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Slew's Brew

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Slew’s Brew arrived at Old Friends at Cabin Creek on July 13, 2018, and has become one of the go-to members of the herd for new volunteers to learn about equine husbandry. The gentle son of Suave, out of the Seattle Sleet mare Seattle Ash, was foaled on January 29, 2011 and bred in New York by Charles Festa, Jr. 

Slew is a half-brother to the New York-bred stakes-winner Forgotten Hero, and was a $14,000 yearling purchase by subsequent trainer Jacqueline Falk at the 2012 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern Fall Yearling Sale. He debuted for Falk and Chris Trakas’ Gold Bear Farm sprinting five furlongs over the dirt July 2013 at Belmont Park before eventually graduating when stretched out over the turf the following summer at Saratoga Race Course. He doubled up on wins to take a first-level state-bred allowance over eventual multiple stakes-winner Macagone that October.

Though that was Slew’s last win, he did his best among some of the strongest turf competition of his generation, finishing just 4 1/2 lengths back in an optional claimer behind Disco Partner, who would go on to win multiple graded stakes and set a world record for six furlongs on turf. 

Perhaps the greatest effort of Slew’s career was a neck defeat at odds of 28-1 in an open-company allowance in April 2016 at Aqueduct Racetrack. There, he nearly bested the late-rallying Money Multiplier, who would go on to win two graded races and place in five Grade 1s. Slew retired two starts after that effort, with each of his final three efforts resulting in on-the-board finishes with a margin of defeat less than one length. 

Slew retired with a record of 29-2-4-4 and earnings of $186,649. He has become closely bonded with This Hard Land, another hard-knocking New York-bred.

Slew's Brew's Racing Record:

  • Earnings: $186,649

  • Starts: 20

  • Firsts: 2

  • Seconds: 4

  • Thirds: 4