Danzig

Northern Dancer is acclaimed as the most successful sire of the twentieth century. His pervasive influence has reached into the twenty-first century as the founder of many of the top sire lines in world-wide breeding today. Arguably one of the most potent branches comes from his son Danzig, an unlikely contributor to the legacy of his sire considering that he never won

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Galileo

So far on this web-site I have been extolling the lives and achievements of many great legends of the past. Today I would like to examine the ongoing phenomenon of current world-wide leading sire Galileo. He has been nothing short of sensational since the day he was bred on March 30, 1998. He came from regal bloodlines, proved his class

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Lyphard

Lyphard, bred in 1969 by Mrs. J.O.Burgwin, was by Northern Dancer – Goofed by Court Martial and bore a very close resemblance to his sire. He was purchased by Mrs. Pierre Wertheimer at the Newmarket yearling sales and subsequently trained by the renowned French trainer Alec Head. The purchase price was fifteen thousand guineas. This sale came at the end of

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Nijinsky

Northern Dancer’s first crop of foals were exciting, containing ten stakes winners from only twenty-one foals. His second crop would establish him as an emerging sire of worldwide significance. Northern Dancer was bred to champion Flaming Page, a daughter of Windfields stallion Bull Page, in his first year at stud but the mare was a good full hand taller. Northern

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Sadler’s Wells

Sadler’s Wells, the name in thoroughbred annuls says it all. Continuing in the tradition of his sire, the now legendary Northern Dancer, Sadler’s Wells has more than any other of the great sires, defined excellence and raised the bar as the standard by which sires are evaluated. Never in the history of thoroughbred breeding has one sire been so utterly

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