Sport: Seattle Slew Gallops to a Coronation

Belmont Park race track, a sprawling oasis of green and gentle silence just half an hour from Times Square, has been Seattle Slew's home since he was broken, and its winners circle is familiar ground. There he won the first race he entered, a six-furlong sprint. His dazzling 9¾-length victory in the Champagne Stakes last fall—bettering Secretariat's time in the premier race for two-year-olds—earned him the Eclipse Award as the season's best juvenile colt. From a barn on the Belmont backside, he trained for his victories in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness. On...

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