09/07/2011 4:56PM

Slew City Slew pensioned


Grade 1-winning millionaire Slew City Slew, whose foals include Lava Man and Win City, has been pensioned due to declining fertility, Airdrie Stud announced.

Slew City Slew, 27, has stood at the Midway, Ky., farm since 1990.

Joseph Allen bred Slew City Slew, a Seattle Slew horse, and raced him in partnership with Tayhill Stable. Slew City Slew won 11 of his 42 starts for the partnership. Six of those were in stakes races, the most notable being his victories in the Grade 1 Oaklawn and Gulfstream Park Handicaps in 1989 and his 1988 score in the Polynesian Handicap, in which in he set a Laurel nine-furlong track record of 1:48.20.

At stud, Slew City Slew has sired 54 stakes-winners to date. The most famous of them are Lava Man, a seven-time Grade 1 winner who earned more than $5.6 million and won three consecutive Hollywood Gold Cups, equaling Native Diver’s feat in the 1960’s; Canada’s 2001 Horse of the Year and champion 3-year-old, Win City; Grade 1 winner Sis City; and millionaire graded winner Maysville Slew.

Slew City Slew has 21 crops, including 19 racing-age crops that collectively have earned more than $44 million worldwide.

Slew City Slew is out of the Berkley Prince mare Weber City Miss, a Grade 1 winner who also produced his Grade 1-placed half-sister Dream Touch and his graded-placed full sister City Dance.

“Slew City Slew was the quintessential racehorse sire,” Airdrie owner Brereton C. Jones said. “He established a great reputation amongst breeders as an affordable stallion that would get you a good, sound, tough racehorse, and that’s why he was able to stay competitive in the tough Kentucky market for all these years. He’s been awfully good to us for a long time, and he’ll continue to live out the rest of his life in the best of care.”