Pedigree Analysis: Slew Of Success

Win after win, Slew Of Success keeps on comin'.

Q-Racing Journal

Slew Of Success wins the Boyd Morris Memorial Stakes. PHOTO: Dustin Orona Photography

Now 4-for-4 this year, Slew Of Success is proving himself a slew of success. The 4-year-old gelding on Sunday won the $74,750 Boyd Morris Memorial Stakes (R) at Remington Park for owner Mary Passmore Kirby of Pryor, Oklahoma.

Earlier this season, he won the Mr Jet Moore Stakes (R) and a few weeks ago, took the Sooner State Stakes (RG1) over a nice field that included the likes of Skuze Pleeze ($448,234), Bon Accord ($586,794), Feature Hero ($1,380,663), Big Boi ($388,829), Joker On Jack ($363,808) and Coronado Cartel ($372,668). Slew Of Success has won seven of 17 career starts and earned $246,040.

Bred by Toni and Lloyd Yother of Cave Creek, Arizona, Slew Of Success is by Cartel Success and out of the Dash Ta Fame mare Winnie Ta Poo.

Sire Cartel Success made a good living for himself and for breeder/owner Bill Price. The 10-year-old son of Corona Cartel out of Dashing Mariah won or placed in 11 of 16 starts and earned $181,497. He won the 2006 Blue Ribbon Futurity (G2) and qualified to the $568,591 Remington Park Futurity (G1) and $677,365 Heritage Place Futurity (G1). Cartel Success stands at JEH Stallion Station-Oklahoma, and is seeing his fourth crop hit the track. From 58 starters, he has sired 18 winners and four stakes winners. His runners have earned more than $1 million, including Successful Dash ($121,375) and Daltsguninforsuccess ($123,301).

Dashing Mariah is a daughter of First Down Dash and Kellys Coffer, making her a full sister to First Down Dash’s very first stakes and Grade 1 winner, First Down Kelly. Dashing Mariah won or placed in six of 15 starts, and qualified to the 2003 Heritage Place Derby (G1). The mare to date has produced 29 foals for Price. Of those, 24 are starters and 15 have returned winners with total earnings of $625,555. They also include BP Southern Mariah ($163,439) and producer Shes Takes All (dam of Southern Takes All ($369,093) and BP Shes Southern ($278,978), and second dam of BP Down South ($152,366).

Slew Of Success’ dam Winnie Ta Poo was foaled in 2002, a product of the breeding program at MJ Farms of Veguita, New Mexico, who also bred 2014 top runner Woodys Allstar. The daughter of Dash Ta Fame is out of the mare Slew A Po (TB) by Slewacide. The mare was a race winner, earning $25,160. Slew Of Success is her first foal. Winnie Ta Poo is now owned by Odilon Diniz Neto of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

The mare’s sire was a son of First Down Dash, and himself was a top runner and top sire. From 2,662 foals sired over two decades, Dash Ta Fame sired the earners of more than $18.6 million, enough to put him at No. 18 on the list of all-time sires by money earned. His biggest runner was Gun Battle ($668,781). He also stands at No. 37 on the list of all-time leading broodmare sires by money earned, with more than $12.1 million. Last year, he was the broodmare sire of champion 2-year-old colt Five Bar Cartel ($654,368). I also must note here that not only was Dash Ta Fame a good race sire, but he is also the sport of barrel racing’s No. 1 all-time sire. He died in 2011.

Winnie Ta Poo’s dam Slew A Po (TB) was a winner in her races, and has proven an excellent producer. Her very first foal was Slewacidal, a full sister to Winnie Ta Poo, and a stakes winner and earner of $41,394. Slewacidal has produced three winners from four starters, including Grade 1 finalist Nube Viajera ($19,517) and winner Heza Storm Man ($47,322).

Slew A Po’s fifth foal was Slew Ta Fame, who was third in champion First To Flash’s Rainbow Futurity (G1) and a finalist in the Ruidoso Futurity (G1).

Her 2008 foal, Woody Slew (by Woodbridge), was a stakes finalist and earned $66,350. Her most successful runner is her 2010 foal, Slew By You, who won last year’s Shue Fly Stakes (RG2) and has earned $147,640.

Slew A Po is out of the mare Teeta Po, who is by Nodouble. She is a sister to Thoroughbred stakes winner Whitey’s Knight ($122,710). This is also the family of the stakes-placed Thoroughbred Little Coop’s ($57,053), who equaled the 1 1/4 mile track record at Arapahoe Park.

And tis the season to note that Slew Of Success’ name is, in part, a nod to his great-great grandsire, Seattle Slew (TB), who 37 years ago blazed through Thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown to become the only horse in history to achieve the feat while undefeated and since has passed his dark bay coat color to Slew Of Success. Another one of Seattle Slew’s great-great grandsons, California Chrome, in a few weeks will attempt to become the 12th horse to win the Triple Crown. The chromed-up sorrel horse, who is based at Los Alamitos Race Course, won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes earlier this month, and his connection to another great blaze-face sorrel – Dash For Cash – can be read in the upcoming June Q-Racing Journal.

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