Cigar with his dam, Solar Slew
1981 Chestnut stallion, The Minstrel x Come My Prince
Palace Music raced in both Europe and North America. As a 3 and 4 year old in Europe, he raced 10 times winning 4 times. He was then sent to North America where he raced 11 times winning three times. His overall race record is 21 7-5-3 with earnings, GBP 111,163, US$584,300 and 729,350 FF.
Notable wins include:
The Minstrel (Can)
The Minstrel was Horse of the Year in England and victories include Larkspur S. (Ire), Dewhurst S. Gr. 1 (GB), Irish 2000 Guineas Gr. 1 (IRE), Derby S. Gr. 1 (GB), Irish Sweeps Derby Gr. 1 (IRE), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond S. Gr.1 (GB). 3rd 2000 Guineas Gr.1 (GB).
Sire of 13 crops of racing age, 524 foals, 431 starters, 58 stakes winners, 6 champions, 308 winners of 931 races and earning $11,208,988 in N.A. Sire of dams of 95 stakes winners, including champions Zafonic, Flat Top, Don Matias(PER), Musical Prospect, Ajanta, Indiscretion, Coming West, Najib, and of China Visit, Key Change, Darnay(GB), Blu Air Force(IRE), Sajana, Carolina, Tinners Way, Unaccounted For, Performing Magic. Died 1990.
For picture see, The Minstrel
Bred by Murt Farm and Carl J. Maggio, Solar Slew old as yearling for $335,000 and then sold as a 2yo for $510,000. On the track, Solar Slew's record was 7 0-1-1 $5,825. Producer; dam of champion CIGAR; Also dam of MULCA (champion in Puerto Rico); Sent to Argentina 1990; back to U.S. 1995; Sold 2000 Keeneland January Sale for $2,800,000; sold at 2000 Keeneland November Sale for $1,300,000.
Seattle Slew was a great horse, and the only undefeated Kentucky Derby and Triple Corwn Winner. He was truly a horse of class.
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