Seattle Slew secures the first jewel

Photo by AP. Seattle Slew, ridden by Jean Cruguet, wears the traditional blanket of roses in the Winner's Circle at Churchill Downs after beating Run Dusty Run in the Kentucky Derby. The three-year-old stallion eventually became the 10th Triple Crown winner.

(Editor's note: The newspaper will take a daily look back at past highlights in sports.)

LEXINGTON, Ky. - On a gorgeous afternoon 43 years ago today, 124,038 people gathered under the Twin Spires at Churchill Downs to find out whether Seattle Slew was the proverbial Super Horse, or Super Bust.

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