LEAVE SEATTLE 1988-2012

Friday, May 18, 2012

 

Seattle Slew - Leave Me Alone - Northern Dancer / bay 16.3h

Obit:
From Michael...  The past few days illustrate the lows and the highs of Old Friends.  Late Friday afternoon, Leave Seattle was euthanized and because of quick action on his behalf by our diligent staff and volunteers, his suffering was minimal.

Earlier that day, we had a group of brain-injured patients visit the farm for a tour with Teri Haverfield. One of the most moving moments ever at Old Friends was Teri, while showing off Sunshine Forever, led them in several verses of "You Are My Sunshine." Everyone was smiling...including Sunshine. 

Leave Seattle was a  son of Seattle Slew and grandson of Northern Dancer. He will be dearly missed by his friend Don Veronneau and all of us at Old Friends.

History:
Some of our residents come to us with legendary racing careers, others with gritty stories of survival. In the case of  Leave Seattle, his background is sketchy at best. We do know that this handsome son of Seattle Slew and grandson of Northern Dancer was bred in Kentucky and raced only 3 times with no wins. We also know that he had a respectable stud career in Massachusetts, standing at one time at Briar Hill Farm in Rehobath.  

Albeit unspectacular, Leave Seattle’s road to Old Friends has been anything but smooth. We know that at one time he was consigned to a slaughter auction, and he spent some time in a Lexington boarding stable prior to winding his way here. Rest assured, this soft-eyed fellow with the sweet disposition has found a permanent home in the company of our champions.

 

SEATTLE SLEW
dkbbr 1974
BOLD REASONING
dkbbr 1968
BOLDNESIAN
b 1963
BOLD RULER
ALANESIAN
REASON TO EARN
b 1963
HAIL TO REASON
SAILING HOME
MY CHARMER
b 1969
POKER
b 1963
ROUND TABLE
GLAMOUR
FAIR CHARMER
ch 1959
JET ACTION
MYRTLE CHARM
LEAVE ME ALONE
ch 1973
NORTHERN DANCER
b 1961
NEARCTIC
br 1954
NEARCO
LADY ANGELA
NATALMA
b 1957
NATIVE DANCER
ALMAHMOUD
ME NEXT
b 1960
ROUGH'N TUMBLE
b 1948
FREE FOR ALL
ROUSED
ILTIS
b 1947
WAR RELIC
WE HAIL
Pedigree generated by PedigreeQuery.com

Bred in KY by Amerivest Thoroughbred Partners No. 3 & E. A. Seltzer. Foaled April 18, 1988

3 Starts, 0 Wins, 0 Places, 0 Shows. Career Earnings: $0

Racing Owners: Lorimar Stables, Inc.
Trainers: Christian Doumen, Jose Hernandez
Jockeys: Cory Nakatani, A. L. Castanon

Raced at: Hollywood Park and Del Mar

Joined Old Friends May 2006

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