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Northern Dancer
Birth: May 27, 1961
Oshawa
Ontario, Canada
Death: Nov. 16, 1990
Chesapeake City
Cecil County
Maryland, USA

Race Horse. He is considered the 20th Century's Greatest Sire. As a colt, he was small and stocky in stature, ornery with a mischievous disposition. Unwanted and sold for $25,000 as a yearling in 1962, he became the first Canadian-bred horse to win the Kentucky Derby in 1964. He went on to win the Preakness Stakes of Baltimore and showed in the Belmont of New York. His record of 14 wins in 18 starts, two seconds, and two thirds earned him the title as Champion Thoroughbred 3-year-old of 1964 and Horse of the Year in Canada. In retirement, he became the greatest stud horse in history, worth over $40 million by 1981. To date, it is estimated that his bloodlines extend to 50 to 70 per cent of all thoroughbred horses. He earned his place in Canada's Sports Hall of Fame, one of only three non-human entries and was inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Frame in 1976. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
   Nearctic (1954 - 1973)
   Natalma (1957 - 1985)
 
 Children:
   Vice Regent (1967 - 1995)*
   Nijinsky (1967 - 1992)*
   Lyphard (1969 - 2005)*
   Northern Taste (1971 - 2004)*
   The Minstrel (1974 - 1990)*
   Be My Guest (1974 - 2004)*
   Nureyev (1977 - 2001)*
   Danzig (1977 - 2006)*
   Storm Bird (1978 - 2004)*
   Sadler's Wells (1981 - 2011)*
   El Gran Senor (1981 - 2006)*
   Fairy King (1982 - 1999)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Windfields Farm
Oshawa
Durham Regional Municipality
Ontario, Canada
 
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Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Feb 15, 2006
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