Northern Dancer (May 27, 1961 – November 16, 1990) was a Canadian-bred Thoroughbred racehorse and the most successful sire of the 20th Century. The National Thoroughbred Racing Association calls him "one of the most influential sires in Thoroughbred history".
A bay colt, Northern Dancer was by Nearctic and his dam Natalma, was by the Native Dancer. In 1952, Edward P. Taylor, Canadian business magnate and owner of Windfields Farm, had attended the December sale at Newmarket, England where he purchased Lady Angela, a mare in foal to leading English-based sire Nearco. The following spring, Taylor sent Lady Angela to be bred to Nearco once again, then shipped her to his farm in Canada later in 1953, and in 1954, Lady Angela foaled a colt in Canada named Nearctic who was voted the 1958 Sovereign Award for Horse of the Year.
At the yearling sales at Windfields in Toronto, Ontario, the diminutive Northern Dancer didn't find a buyer at the $25,000 reserve price, so he eventually joined the Windfields Farm racing stable.
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... In the Flamingo Stakes on March 3 Roman Brother was matched against Northern Dancer, another unusually small thoroughbred, in what was described in the press as a meeting of the "Mighty Mites" ... Northern Dancer was an impressive winner, with Roman Brother a disappointing fifth in a dead-heat with Dandy K, beaten more than fifteen lengths by the winner ... campaign, Roman Brother again finished fifth behind Northern Dancer, this time in the Florida Derby ...
... Pedigree of Speciosa (IRE), bay filly, 2003 Sire Danehill Dancer (IRE) 1993 Danehill 1986 Danzig Northern Dancer Pas de Nom Razvana His Majesty Spring Adieu Mira Adonde 1986 Sharpen Up Atan ...
... The Northern Dancer Turf Stakes is a Canadian Thoroughbred horse race held annually at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario ... In 2006, the event was renamed to honour Canada's most famous racehorse, Northern Dancer ...
... Pedigree of Northern Dancer (CAN), bay stallion, 1961 Sire Nearctic (CAN) Br/bl. 1957 Native Dancer Polynesian Unbreakable Black Polly Geisha Discovery Miyako Almahmoud Mahmoud Blenheim II Mah Mahal Arbitrator Peace Chance Mother Goose ...
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