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Seattle Slew exploded from humble beginnings

Updated: April 19, 2006, 1:02 PM ET
By Lisette Hilton | Special to ESPN.com

"[In the Kentucky Derby], here was Seattle Slew right next to me. I said, 'Wow, this horse came in quick.' And I look and there he was like this, looking at me. And I never noticed that on a horse. Seattle Slew passed me and took every other challenge from behind. And I said to myself, the horse is a champion," says jockey Angel Cordero on ESPN Classic's SportsCentury series.

From humble beginnings, Seattle Slew exploded into the forefront. Four years after the awesome Secretariat ...

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