TOWERS ABOVE

The events of 9/11 have produced several stories – many of which are about heroes that emerged on that day. In the Midwest, two men…one an American and the other – an ex-patriot of Saudi Arabia, had no clue that the deaths of their loved ones…on that day of treachery, would years later forever intertwine their lives at a thoroughbred racetrack in Southern Kentucky. Dr. Rob Becker wanted to fulfill a dream that he and some college friends had – to create another ‘Secretariat’. His friends included a geneticist, a horse trainer and a large animal veterinarian. They banded together to provide all the ingredients to fulfill the dream.

Ahmad (Ben) Slaughter lost his identical twin brother, Omid, for simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Omid was part of a group of Saudis that were buying thoroughbreds in Kentucky on 9/11. HeĀ overheard a chilling conversation and was murdered as a result. From that day forward, Rob’s tribute horse, ‘Towers Above’ and a Saudi horse – ‘Nidalas’, were destined to do Battle on a horse track…just as Ben was executing his revenge plan in Kentucky and Ohio.