- Swale (horse)
Thoroughbred racehorse infobox
horsename = Swale
dam = Tuerta
damsire = Forli
sex = Colt
foaled = April 21, 1981
country = United States flagicon|USA
colour = Dark Bay/Brown
owner = Claiborne Farm
Silks: Orange, Orange Cap
record = 14: 9-2-2
earnings = $1,583,660
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 Stakesat Gulfstream Park
updated= October 2, 2006
April 21, 1981– June 17, 1984) was an American thoroughbred racehorse. A son of the 1977 Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew, Swale was trained by Woody Stephensand 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 Derbyen route to winning the Kentucky Derby, finished seventh in the Preakness Stakesthen 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
Swale earned $1,583,660 during his two-year racing career.
Swale Stakes, an annual Grade II stakes race for three-year-olds at Gulfstream Parkin 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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