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Awesome Slew

Awesome Slew pushed his career earnings within reach of the million-dollar mark when he won the Ack Ack Stakes at Churchill Downs September 30.

“The goal for this spot was to give him an easier race,” Norman Casse, assistant to his father Mark, said after the race. “He’s been facing some of the best sprinters in the country so he needed to build his confidence back up. He did everything well today and the (one-mile) distance was perfect.”

Casse’s comment is an understatement. In his two starts prior to the Ack Ack, Awesome Slew was second to the winner and runner-up of the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1). In August, he was beaten by Sprint winner and subsequent Eclipse Award champion sprinter Drefong in the Forego Stakes at Saratoga Race Course. In July, Awesome Slew was second to Sprint runner-up Mind Your Biscuits at Belmont Park.

Awesome Slew races for his breeder, Charlotte Weber’s Live Oak Plantation, which also bred and raced his mother Slewfoundmoney. His father Awesome Again won the 1998 Breeders’ Cup Classic.

Based on 4,500 acres in Ocala, Florida, Weber’s Live Oak Stud has been churning out upper level winners for four decades. Weber’s grandfather John T. Dorrance pioneered condensed soup as the Campbell’s brand.

Lifetime Stats

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Previous Races

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September 30, 2017Ack Ack S.CHURCHILL DOWNS31
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August 26, 2017Forego S.SARATOGA12
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July 08, 2017Belmont Sprint Championship S.BELMONT PARK22
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June 10, 2017Mohegan Sun Metropolitan H.BELMONT PARK14
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May 06, 2017Churchill Downs S. Presented by Twinspires.comCHURCHILL DOWNS22
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April 08, 2017Commonwealth S.KEENELAND31
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February 11, 2017Hardacre Mile Gulfstream Park H.GULFSTREAM PARK22
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January 21, 2017Sunshine Millions Classic S.GULFSTREAM PARK 3
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December 17, 2016Harlan's Holiday S.GULFSTREAM PARK33
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September 24, 2016Pennsylvania DerbyPARX RACING25
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September 05, 2016Smarty Jones S.PARX RACING31
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July 31, 2016betfair.com Haskell Invitational S.MONMOUTH PARK16
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June 19, 2016Betfair.com Pegasus S.MONMOUTH PARK33
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May 21, 2016 MONMOUTH PARK 1
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July 25, 2015Sanford S.SARATOGA34
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June 27, 2015 MONMOUTH PARK 1