Swale (horse)

Swale (horse)

Thoroughbred racehorse infobox
horsename = Swale

caption =
sire = Seattle Slew
grandsire = Bold Reasoning
dam = Tuerta
damsire = Forli
sex = Colt
foaled = April 21, 1981
country = United States flagicon|USA
colour = Dark Bay/Brown
breeder = Claiborne Farm
owner = Claiborne Farm
Silks: Orange, Orange Cap
trainer = Woody Stephens
record = 14: 9-2-2
earnings = $1,583,660
race = Breeders' Futurity Stakes (1983)
Belmont Futurity Stakes (1983)
Saratoga Special Stakes (1983)
Hutcheson Stakes (1984)
Florida Derby (1984)
Kentucky Derby (1984)
Belmont Stakes (1984)
awards= U.S. Champion 3-Yr-Old Colt (1984)
honours = Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame (1985)
Swale Stakes at Gulfstream Park
updated= October 2, 2006

Swale (April 21, 1981June 17, 1984) was an American thoroughbred racehorse. A son of the 1977 Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew, Swale was trained by Woody Stephens and ridden by Laffit Pincay, Jr., both now members of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. Swale's dam, the stakes winning, Tuerta, was born with one eye. Her name means "one-eyed" in Spanish.

Swale won the Florida Derby en route to winning the Kentucky Derby, finished seventh in the Preakness Stakes then came back to win the longest and most gruelling of the U.S. Triple Crown races, the Belmont Stakes.

On June 17th, 1984, eight days after the Belmont Stakes, Swale died of a massive heart attack during a bath. Still, he was Champion 3-year-old Colt, 1984. He is buried at Claiborne Farm.

Swale earned $1,583,660 during his two-year racing career.

The Swale Stakes, an annual Grade II stakes race for three-year-olds at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Florida, was named in his honor.


* [http://www.pedigreequery.com/swale Swale's pedigree with racing photo]
* [http://www.kentuckyderby.com/2006/derby_history/derby_charts/years/1984.html Swale's Kentucky Derby chart]

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