May 5, 1984
Every year I try and think back.
I worry one day nothing will be there!
For years I wrote a list of all I could remember!
I repeated these things in my mind all day!
I wonder what happened that day?
Something must be there!
Fast Walker in outer space?
Is that you?
Swale wins the Kentucky derby!
Your Father, Seattle Slew!
You tried so hard to make him proud.
Two out of Three makes me scream out loud!
On June 17, 1984, eight days after the Belmont Stakes, Swale collapsed and died en route to his stall following a bath. He was buried at Claiborne Farm.