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Slew was 1st undefeated Triple Crown winner

Updated: April 20, 2001, 5:25 PM ET
By Lisette Hilton | Special to ESPN.com

Signature Race June 11, 1977 - The Belmont Stakes wasn't Seattle Slew's finest race. But it was the race that put Slew into the history books.

The 2-5 favorite arrived in the paddock six minutes late, nine minutes before it was time to leave for the track instead of the customary 15 minutes in which to be saddled and prepared for action. But once the gates opened for the race, Slew was on time, quickly taking command.

Leading all the way in the field of eight, Slew went ...

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