Thursday, 10 July 2014 - 9:32 PM EDT
I really love this website Tim. I have always been a huge thoroughbred horse racing fan. And, my all time favorite race horse was, and still is, Seattle Slew. I think what separates him from many other great runners was the simple fact that he was as equally great on the race track as he was in the stallion barn. I mean, if you think about it, for a thoroughbred stallion to produce over 1100 offspring and have nearly half of them with all time winning records, and nearly 120 of them being multiple stakes winners at the Grade 1 level really shows a rare dominance that the sport of TB racing has ever witnessed. In addition to this, it is quite remarkable that Seattle Slew produced so many great sons and daughters so very quickly. For example, to have a sons like Slew o' Gold come from his very first crop and then have a son like Swale come from his very next crop is practically unprecedented in the long and profound history of the sport.
Tim, I just want to conclude by expressing my heartfelt thanks to you personally for researching and writing a book all about Swale. Your book is simply a testament to his courage and greatness, and I believe strongly it will, one day, very soon, become a best seller. As a result of your great book, Grit And Valor: The Story Of Swale, this champion sons of the immortal Slew is no longer a footnote to history.
All my best,