A. P. SLEW

Geri - Slew the Queen, by Seattle Slew | 1999 Gelding - (View Pedigree)

At the last moment his luck turned.

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A.P. Slew by Karyn Pirello A.P. Slew by Karyn Pirello
By October he regained his trust By October he regained his trust - Before he came to our main location, the loving care he got at our Kentucky annex did wonders for him.
A P Slew was suspicious of all at first A P Slew was suspicious of all at first - R.A.C.E. Fund and Kentucky Equine Humane Center worked to restore his trust in people, but he was still fearful when he came to us. He's refusing a carrot in this picture, May 2008.
A P Slew pulls through A P Slew pulls through - By May 2009, he was eating hungrily again and gaining weight. He was going to get well.
On the road to recovery On the road to recovery - The EPM A. P. Slew battled in spring 2009 caused some muscle atrophy, balance problems, and loss of sight in one eye. He's regaining full vision and his balance and sure-footedness are back.

Every year many nicely bred young horses begin their racing careers.  A few with extraordinary talent and luck fulfill their connections’ hopes, but more have stories like A. P. Slew’s.  Certainly, his beginning was auspicious.  Bred in Kentucky by Allen E. Paulson, A. P. Slew is grandson to triple crown winner Seattle Slew and to turf champion Theatrical, and great-grandson to Hall of Fame filly Silver Spoon.

Debuting in the same stable as Azeri, he was trained by Laura De Seroux, then D. Wayne Lukas.  He flashed speed, running in the money at Hollywood Park, Del Mar and Belmont, and winning at Aqueduct.  But he didn’t go on to glory.  Often he suddenly lost momentum, perhaps from the lung congestion (bleeding) that hampered him later in his career.  Eventually, he sank into the claiming ranks.  While some claiming horses get good care, he did not long remain one of the lucky ones.  He had some hard years.  Earning less the older he got, he was slated for a slaughter auction in the spring of 2008.  At the last moment his luck turned.  R.A.C.E. Fund in Pennsylvania bought him with financial help from the Paulson Living Trust.  He went for adoption to the Kentucky Equine Humane Center, which contacted Old Friends.  As his fortunes bettered, the handsome little chestnut regained his trust and sweetness, only to face yet another threat in early 2009 from EPM, an often-fatal neurological illness.

But A. P. Slew’s got grit.  He came through it and continues to regain ground.  Now the gutsy little guy enjoys the ease and care that he—like the other hard-working horses who give their all for the sport—has abundantly earned.

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A. P. SLEW's Info:


Bred in KY by Allen E. Paulson. Foaled April 28, 1999

56 Starts, 3 Wins, 7 Places, 5 Shows. Career Earnings: $88,993

Racing Owners: Paulson Trust, others
Trainers: Laura De Seroux; D. Wayne Lukas, others
Jockeys: Several. First win under Rafael Bejarano.

Raced at Hollywood Park, Del Mar, Belmont, Aqueduct, Monmouth, Pimlico, Philadelphia Park, Charlestown and Penn National

Joined Old Friends: June 2008
Modified On: 3/30/2014

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