The Kingmaker: How Northern Dancer Founded a Racing Dynasty

The Kingmaker: How Northern Dancer Founded a Racing Dynasty

by Avalyn Hunter
     
 

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When Canadian industrialist and Thoroughbred breeder E.P. Taylor watched his well-bred, handsome colt pass unsold through the auction ring, he could hardly have envisioned the degree to which this seeming misfortune would boomerang in his favor. Named Northern Dancer, the sales reject proved his worth by winning the 1964 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes for

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When Canadian industrialist and Thoroughbred breeder E.P. Taylor watched his well-bred, handsome colt pass unsold through the auction ring, he could hardly have envisioned the degree to which this seeming misfortune would boomerang in his favor. Named Northern Dancer, the sales reject proved his worth by winning the 1964 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes for Taylor. In doing so, he become a Canadian hero. And that was only the beginning. As a stallion, the diminutive Northern Dancer exerted a legendary influence on the breed, at one time commanding a million-dollar stud fee. International competition for his offspring created world records in the auction ring. Respected pedigree authority Avalyn Hunter explores how Northern Dancer and his sons have established a royal dynasty that has profoundly dominated the international bloodstock market.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781581501377
Publisher:
Eclipse Press
Publication date:
04/25/2006
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.01(d)

Meet the Author

Avalyn Hunter lives in Lake City, Flordia.

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