It seems almost impossible by modern racing standards, but the subject of today's quiz won six Grade 1 races in one season in the United States, yet did not earn an Eclipse Award. Further, his nose victory in one of those races may actually have sealed a championship for his defeated rival. Who was he, and who was the horse who gained more stature for his narrow defeat than our hero did for winning?
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It was Exceller, whose nose defeat of Seattle Slew in the 1978 Jockey Club Gold Cup probably did more for Slew's reputation than his.
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