Noticed a tweet earlier about Northern Dancer. It was 50 years ago yesterday that the industry immortal won his first start – at the Fort Erie racetrack.
Winning seven from nine as a 2YO, he was named Canadian Juvenile of the Year, before going on at three to capture the Kentucky Derby and Preakness.
All notable achievements, but it’s his legacy stud that will still have us talking about him – with the same level of awe – in 50 years to come (only it won’t be me!).
The following is a good read on Northern Dancer and his Kentucky Derby win – click here – but just to illustrate his impact on Eliza Park International alone, 12 of our 13 stallions boast the Northern Dancer sireline!