California Chrome

published: 09 Jun 2014 in Pedigree analysis

SYNCHRONICITY? Kismet? Or coincidence? Most media outlets have already related the story of how Art Sherman, 77, became the oldest trainer ever to saddle a Kentucky Derby-Gr.1 winner when California Chrome galloped off with the 140th renewal of the great race, had made his last trip to the Twin Spires as exercise rider for Cal-bred Swaps, the Kentucky Derby hero of 1955

While some might say that the story was written in the stars, or in the cards, depending on what method of divination appeals, we might also argue that in a manner of speaking it’s written in California Chrome’s DNA, as he’s not only from the same female line as Swaps, but his dam is inbred to an outstanding mare who has Swaps as her broodmare sire. California Chrome’s family goes back to Pierre Lorillard’s fine foundation mare Wanda and has been producing Derby winners for a century. 

The best filly of her crop at two and three, Wanda won 12 of 24 races, often facing and defeating some of the leading colts of her day. Two of Wanda’s foals, Glacier and Urania, won stakes and through the latter Wanda made an early impression on European racing. Urania’s daughter Armenia, a top class runner in the US where she won the Matron Stakes, was brought to France where she produced Durbar II who captured the 1914 renewal of the English Derby (he would subsequently become broodmare sire of Boussac’s foundation sire Tourbillon). Urania’s branch of Wanda’s family would enjoy another classic triumph in 1966, when Kauai King, a son of Native Dancer tracing to Armenia’s sister Rezia, took the Kentucky Derby.

Countess Wanda, the next link between Wanda and California Chrome, was foaled in 1902, 10 years after Urania. She also produced two stakes winners in Fairy Wand (subsequently dam of the Dwyer Stakes winner Genie, and the Hopeful Stakes winner Epithet) and Planutess, who continues this story. Planutess bred the minor stakes winner Paavo and is third dam of Flying Heels (a top class sprinter whose daughter Throttle Wide founded a family that includes Bernardini, Relaxed Gesture and Muthathir), and of the stellar broodmare Uncle’s Lassie. 

The dam of five stakes winners, Uncle’s Lassie would take the Derby connections of the family to a whole new level. She produced a Kentucky Derby winner in the Man o’ War gelding Clyde Van Dusen, who scored in 1930. Her four-time black type-winning daughter Betty Derr was bred to War Admiral and came up with Clyde Van Dusen’s close relative Iron Maiden. She won the Del Mar Handicap, but more importantly, became dam of Iron Liege (upset Kentucky Derby winner over a field that included Bold Ruler, Round Table and Gallant Man) and second dam of Swaps.

Betty Derr’s daughter Judy Rae (by Beau Pere, and a three-quarter sister to Iron Reward the dam of Swaps), was a stakes winner and stakes producer and is ancestress of numerous high class runners, including a Kentucky Derby runner-up in Strodes Creek. Judy Rae’s Princequillo daughter Princess Matoaka numbered the Remsen Stakes-Gr.2 victor Palauli and the Irish Group placed Ribot filly Princess Ribot among her offspring. 

Princess Ribot turned out to be another outstanding broodmare from the family, her most notable offspring being Champion Older Mare Cascapedia. Princess Ribot’s unraced daughter La Belle Fleur (by Vaguely Noble) is the fourth dam of California Chrome. Bred to Sir Ivor, La Belle Fleur came up with California Chrome’s third dam, Chase the Dream.

There are at least a couple of points of interest about Chase the Dream, one of which is that she had a very fancy pedigree for a New York-bred. The other is that despite being by an English Derby winner, out of a mare by a Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner, out of a mare by a dual Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner, out of a mare by the foremost US stayer of his time, Chase the Dream was quick enough to win her maiden at six furlongs on the dirt and to capture state-bred stakes over a mile and over 8.5f, as well as run third in the Tempted Stakes-Gr.3.

At this point, as we’ve mentioned, we have several generations of the family crossed with top class middle-distance or middle-distance staying types (Sir Ivor, Vaguely Noble, Ribot and Princequillo). With Chase the Dream however, there was something of a change of direction. She did produce Amourette, an El Gran Senor stakes winner who scored at up to 11f, but for the last of her five foals, she visited Polish Numbers. This was a significant drop in class from the stallions the family had been bred to, at least as performance was concerned (Polish Numbers never won a stakes event), but was also a change in aptitude (an allowance sprinter, Polish Numbers had taken his shot in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint-Gr.1 on his final start).

The result of the Polish Numbers-Chase the Dream mating, California Chrome’s second dam Chase it Down, was a modest performer who scored her only victory in a 6.5f maiden at Charles Town. Bred to Not For Love, Chase it Down produced California Chrome’s dam Love the Chase. That mare’s only win came in a one mile $8000 maiden claimer at Golden Gate, where she was acquired by California Chrome’s breeders.

While Love the Chase may have been somewhat challenged athletically, she was the result of a rather clever pedigree. Not For Love, who was only stakes placed as a runner, before going on to a very successful career as a regional sire in Maryland, is a very well bred horse. By Mr. Prospector out of the Gr.1-winning Northern Dancer mare Dance Number, he is a brother to the Champion Two Year-Old and Travers Stakes-Gr.1 winner Rhythm and to Get Lucky (a Graded stakes winner who appears as second dam of Kentucky Derby victor Super Saver), and three-quarters brother to Woodman.

Dance Number is out of Champion Two Year-Old Filly Numbered Account, also dam of the very good sire Private Account and of Love the Chase’s broodmare sire Polish Numbers. As a result, Love the Chase is inbred 3x3 to Numbered Account, the duplication coming via the three-quarter sister/brother Dance Number and Polish Numbers. Similarly, Numbered Account is 2x3 to the three-quarter sisters Busanda and Striking (both by War Admiral out of daughters of La Troienne). Oh, and for good measure, Numbered Account (whose fifth dam is La Troienne) is out of Intriguing, a daughter of none other than Swaps.

There is little to knock about the pedigree of California Chrome’s sire Lucky Pulpit who is by Pulpit out of Cozzene’s daughter Lucky Soph, a three-quarter sister to the dam of Unbridled’s Song. Lucky Pulpit enjoyed his greatest success as an off-the-pace short-course turf specialist, scoring his only stakes win in the five furlong Smile Stakes as a four year-old. He did however, come within a nose of winning the one mile Pinjara Stakes at two, and ran a good second in the Santa Catalina Stakes-Gr.2 over 8.5f at three. The change to shorter distances, combined with the come from behind style when sprinting, is a pattern that one might expect to see with a horse with breathing problems, and apparently Lucky Pulpit did in fact have problems in that department.

Retired to Harris Farms, California, where he was advertised at a fee of $2500 for 2014, Lucky Pulpit has always looked at least useful in the region. He had 19 starters and 18 winners from a first crop of 25 foals, including the multiple stakes winner Luckarack. His second crop has come up with 16 winners from 19 starters, from 23 foals, including Rousing Sermon, a dual stakes winner, who took second in the Hollywood Futurity-Gr.1 and ran eighth in the 2012 Kentucky Derby. There were 10 winners from 12 starters from Lucky Pulpit’s third crop and California Chrome is one of 23 foals (19 starters and eight winners) in his fourth crop. Overall, he’s had 52 winners from 87 foals, and 69 starters (75% winners to starters), with three stakes winners and seven total stakes horses, which is not a bad haul for a $2500 stallion.

California Chrome is TrueNicks rated A on the basis of the A P Indy/Not For Love cross, and we can also note that Pulpit and sons have sired eight stakes winners from 66 starters with Not For Love’s three-quarter brother Woodman, in the dam, four of them Graded. From an inbreeding and line breeding standpoint, apart from the Numbered Account duplication in the dam, we can also note that California Chrome has Mr. Prospector 4x3, that horse being out of a mare by Nashua, who was upset by Swaps in the Derby, but came back to defeat his rival (who was at less than peak fitness) in a match race and earn Horse of the Year honors.

Overall, there is no really obvious magical connection between Lucky Pulpit and Love the Chase. Due to the previously breathing problem, his sire almost certainly had more athletic talent than his career stats might indicate, and the two crosses with well-bred regional sires, Not For Love and Polish Numbers, which followed on from several generations of top class matings did give the potential for the top class mare Numbered Account to make a contribution to the gene pool. So, the pedigree does have strengths that the line “by a $2500 sire out of an $8000 mare” don’t reveal, but it’s also the type of long odds mating which, in general, is highly unlikely to produce high class runners on a regular basis.

Kentucky Oaks

THE day before the Derby, the Kentucky Oaks-Gr.1 was won by Untapable, who, like California Chrome, is by a son of Pulpit from a family that has written more than a few headlines. But, despite their similarities, there are some distinct differences between the two pedigrees.

To start with, California Chrome is by Lucky Pulpit, a minor stakes winner who was advertised to stand at a fee of $2500 this year. On the other hand, Untapable is a daughter of Tapit, who won the Wood Memorial Stakes-Gr.1 in a short racing career, and who, after beginning his career at a modest fee, has established himself as the most sought after dirt sire in the US. Currently at the head of the US Sires’ Table, Tapit has been represented by 48 stakes winners from his first six crops, 28 of them Graded, with Untapable, who follows the Florida Derby-Gr.1 winner Constitution, as Tapit’s second Gr.1 winner from his current three year-old crop, taking his total of scorers at the highest level to 13.

Meanwhile, on the distaff side, California Chrome is from a family that until the generations immediately prior to California Chrome, had enjoyed an almost unbroken trail of top class production back to foundation mare Wanda, a foal of 1882, while Untapable is half-sister to a Kentucky Derby-Gr.1 placed Gr.1 scorer, and from a family that has been hot in recent years, having only relatively recent emerged from a record of extreme mediocrity.

The family really exploded with Untapable’s fifth dam Brighton View, who also appears as the fifth dam of both On Fire Baby, who took the La Troienne Stakes-Gr.1 on Oaks Day and of Danza, who finished third to Californa Chrome in the Kentucky Derby, having won the Arkansas Derby-Gr.1 at his previous start. A foal of 1962, Brighton View gave no hint of what was to happen during her racing career, as she won just once in 18 starts for earnings of $1661. What’s more, she owned a pedigree that was obscure even in that era. By Tuscany (by The Rhymer, a son of the imported English horse St Germans by Swynford), she is out of a mare by Fritz Maisel (a Domino line horse who appears in the pedigrees of stakes winners through only one other mare), with a second dam by Dartle (a horse who doesn’t seem to appear in any animal of note, other than through Brighton View, and who is a grandson of Jim Gaffney, otherwise best known as the sire of Jim Dandy).

Determining what factors caused the upgrading in the family from Brighton View onwards is something of a guessing game, but she is interesting in having a considerable accumulation of “Old American” strains, which even at the time of her birth had been mostly pushed aside by imports such as Nasrullah, Bull Dog and Sir Gallahad III. Particularly striking is that her dam is inbred 4x4 to High Time (Leading Sire once and Leading Sire of Two Year-Olds three times), a horse who himself had the tremendously influential stallion, Domino, 3,3x2 in his pedigree, and she also has another cross of Domino’s great son Commando (the grandsire of High Time). Meanwhile, Brighton View’s sire had three crosses of the great Domino line stallion Peter Pan (by Commando) 5x5,5.

Anyway, whether or not this created a latent genetic potential in Brighton View’s genotype, the fact is, the change she wrought in a direct female line which hadn’t produced a stakes winner for at least four generations, and had only one stakes winner (and that twice indented) in the first four dams, was remarkable. Her very first foal was the dual stakes winner Weekend Fun, a daughter of Nashver (Nashua), who subsequently became the dam, second dam, third and fourth dam of stakes winners. Until recently, the most notable of these was her grandson, the California Derby-Gr.2 winner All Thee Power, but she now figures as fourth dam of the previously mentioned Danza (grandam, a half-sister to All Thee Power).

Weekend Fun was to be Brighton View’s only stakes winner, but three more of Brighton View’s daughters would go on to become stakes producers. Of these, the most important was Light Verse, an unraced daughter of the Turn-to horse Reverse (who coincidentally is from the same Betty Derr/Uncle’s Lassie family as California Chrome and Swaps). Like her dam, Light Verse would throw a stakes winner at her first attempt, this being Al Stanza (by Al Hattab), who was exported to Europe, where she won the Princess Margaret Stakes, and was subsequently Group placed in England and Germany. Al Stanza, Light Verse’s only stakes winner, never produced a black type winner herself, but the family continued through her daughters River Chant (the third dam of On Fire Baby) and Carols Christmas. 

A daughter of Whitsburg (by Crimson Satan, who significantly, in view of Brighton View’s pedigree, is a Domino line horse, whose sire Spy Song is inbred to Peter Pan), Carols Christmas won four times at three and four, but never earned black type. However, at stud, she produced three stakes winners, headed by Olympio (by Naskra), winner of the Hollywood Derby-Gr.1 and five other Graded events, and Call Now (by Wild Again), heroine of the Del Mar Debutante Stakes-Gr.3 and runner-up in the Oak Leaf Stakes-Gr.1, and subsequently second dam of Tapit’s Breeder’s Cup Mile-Gr.1 victor Tapizar.

As had become the tradition of the family, several other of Carols Christmas’s daughters went on to become good producers. Christmas Star (by Star de Naskra, and therefore a three-parts sister to Olympio) is dam of Experimental Free Handicap co-highweight Cuvee and of the True North Handicap-Gr.2 victor Will He Shine; Carol’s Wonder, a Graded stakes placed daughter of the Al Hattab horse Pass the Tab (and therefore a close relative to Al Stanza), produced the speedy and versatile multiple Graded stakes winner Wild Wonder and appears as the second dam of Pyro (by Pulpit), winner of the Forego Stakes-Gr.1 and Louisiana Derby-Gr.2 and Tapit Graded stakes winner War Echo; and the unraced Dana Nicole (by Flying Paster), is dam of the multiple Graded stakeswinning millionaire Bien Nicole.

It’s still another Carols Christmas daughter who is second dam of Untapable. This is Bistra, a three-time winner by Classic Go Go (by the Australian-raced sire Pago Pago). She produced four stakes horses, including Early Flyer, successful in the San Vicente Stakes-Gr.2 and Lazaro Barrera Memorial Stakes-Gr.3, and also runner-up in the Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash-Gr.1, and Untapable’s dam, the Prized mare Fun House. She scored a Graded stakes win in the Buena Vista Handicap-Gr.2 and was three times Graded stakes placed, and at stud has produced not only Untapable, but also El Prado’s son Paddy O’Prado, a five-time stakes winner on grass, including the Secretariat Stakes-Gr.1 and also second in the Blue Grass Stakes-Gr.1, Joe Hirsch Turf Classic-Gr.1 and third in the Kentucky Derby-Gr.1.

Untapable is rated A++ by TrueNicks, but perhaps more interesting here is the success enjoyed when Tapit has been mated to descendants of Light Verse, either through the direct female line or, through mares by Olympia (a grandson of Light Verse). This combination is so far found in 22 starters, 19 winners, nine stakes performers (41% stakes performers to starters), six stakes winners (27% stakes winners to starters), and four Graded stakes winners (18% Graded winners to starters), two of them Gr.1.

2000 Guineas

IN ENGLAND, the 2000 Guineas-Gr.1 was supposed to lie between the undefeated Invincible Spirit colt Kingman, and Aiden O’Brien’s highly-touted Australia, winner of the last two of his three juvenile starts, the last of which came in the form of a six length win in the Icon Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Trial Stakes-Gr.3.

In the event, there was very little between the pair, who raced on opposite sides of the course as the field split, Kingman getting the better of the duel by neck. However, the embattled duo hit the line a half-length behind 40-1 interloper Night of Thunder, who was beaten 4.5 lengths by Kingman in the Greenham Stakes-Gr.3 three weeks earlier, and who scored here despite a swerve (which may actually have carried him to some faster ground) inside the last furlong. There is a good shot that the first two will renew their rivalry in either the Irish 2000 Guineas-Gr.1 and/or the St James’s Palace Stakes-Gr.1. Australia, who performed extremely creditably for a horse with fairly stout breeding, he’s by Galileo out of the great mare Ouija Board (Cape Cross), will take all the stopping at Epsom where he will bid to become (if memory serves us well) the first English Derby-Gr.1 winner sired by an English Derby winner out of an English Oaks winner.

Night of Thunder is by Dubawi, the most significant individual sired by the short-lived Dubai World Cup-Gr.1 victor Dubai Millennium (by Seeking the Gold). Dubawi, who took the National Stakes-Gr.1 and Superlative Stakes-Gr.3 as a juvenile, added the Irish 2000 Guineas-Gr.1 and Prix Jacques Le Marois-Gr.1 at three, but failed to quite stay the trip in the English Derby, finishing third to Motivator.

Dubawi has gone on to rapidly establish himself as a world-class sire, with 54 stakes winners from 492 first crop foals, and 415 starters, from his first five northern hemisphere crops. Eleven of his black type earners are Gr.1 winners, and they include an earlier 2000 Guineas-Gr.1 victor in Makfi; Poet’s Voice, who took the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes-Gr.1 over the same trip; Dubai World Cup-Gr.1 scorer Monterosso; last year’s three-time English Gr.1 winner Al Kazeem; and Hong Kong star Luck or Design/Lucky Nine.

Although his dam is a stakes placed daughter of Galileo, running third in the Listed Flame of Tara Stakes, this is not an overly pre-possessing female line, and in fact Night of Thunder is the first black type winner to appear under the first four dams. The second dam Quiet Storm (by the Green Desert horse Desert Prince) did run second in the Upavon Stakes and third in the Pipalong Stakes, and her dam is by English Derby-Gr.1 winner Reference Point (by Mill Reef) out of Paul Mellon’s excellent little filly Forest Flower (by the Noholme grandson Green Forest), a Champion at two, and heroine of the Irish 1000 Guineas-Gr.1 at three. Forest Flower’s dam, Nijinsky II’s daughter Leap Lively, is a Group winner who ran third in the English Oaks. The family goes back to the 1900 mare Donnetta, a top class sprinter, who is ancestress of two other English 2000 Guineas winners in Diaphon and Rockavon.

Night of Thunder is TrueNicks rated A on the basis of the cross of Dubawi over mares by Sadler’s Wells, his sons and grandsons, which has so far produced 10 stakes winners, nine Group/Graded, and three Gr.1, from 68 starters. The sire line of the second dam, Green Desert, has also been a major positive influence for Dubawi, as he is in the dams nine of Dubawi’s stakes winners, including the Gr.1 scorers Night of Thunder, Makfi and Lucky Nine, despite appearing in only 45 of his starters. We can also note that Night of Thunder’s paternal grandsire Dubai Millennium, is a Mr. Prospector/Northern Dancer cross, where Night of Thunder’s broodmare sire, Galileo, is a Northern Dancer/Mr. Prospector cross, with the respective Northern Dancer through the three-quarter relatives Seeking the Gold and Miswaki.

1000 Guineas

IN THE 1000 Guineas, aptly named French invader Miss France narrowly got the better of home defenders Lightning Thunder and Ihtimal. In doing so, she became an overdue first classic winner for her sire Dansili, who had 16 other Gr.1 winners before getting one to join this elite club.

One of five top class performers by Danehill out of the famed broodmare Hasili, Dansili is the only one of the quintet to not to win a Gr.1 event. Despite that he was rated Champion Older Miler in Europe at four, when he captured the Prix du Muguet-Gr.2 and Prix Edmond Blanc-Gr.3, and took second in the Sussex Stakes-Gr.1 and Prix de la Foret-Gr.1 and third in the Breeders’ Cup Mile-Gr.1. He also won the Prix Messidor-Gr.3, and was three times Gr.1 placed the previous year, including when second in the French 2000 Guineas-Gr.1.

At stud Dansili, who is now 18, has made a steady climb to the top echelon of European sires, and from his first 10 northern hemisphere-sired crops has 87 stakes winners, 55 Group or Graded. Although his sons include the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes-Gr.1 victor Harbinger and Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe-Gr.1 hero Rail Link, as well as dual Australian Gr.1 scorer Foreteller, at the highest level his daughters, who in addition to Miss France include Proviso, The Fugue, Laughing and Dank, out-represent them 10 to six.

Miss France was foaled when her dam, the Tirol mare Miss Tahiti was 18. Miss Tahiti, who was high weighted filly in France at two after winning the Prix Marcel Boussac-Gr.1, was a classic performer in her own right, numbering a second in the French Oaks-Gr.1 among her trio of Gr.1 placings. The most notable of her previous runners is her Sadler’s Wells’ daughter Mer de Corail, a Listed winner and Group placed in France, who subsequently produced the English stakes winner Alsace Lorraine. Another of Miss Tahiti’s daughters Miss Hawai (Peintre Celebre) is dam of Beach Bunny, a High Chaparral-sired Listed scorer, who was also very unlucky not to win the Pretty Polly Stakes-Gr.1, and of Robinson Cruso, a Champion Sprinter in Hungary and Slovakia.

Miss Tahiti is half-sister to the dam of the Beverly D. Stakes-Gr.1 heroine England’s Legend (by Lure, like Danisil, a Danzig line horse), but that apart, there is no other black type under Miss Tahiti’s dam, Mini Luthe (Luthier), or her second dam Minifer (Jim French). The family does have French classic roots, however, as Miss France’s fourth dam, the Listed-winning Valmarena (Kashmir), is out of Vieille Demeure (Alizier), a black type winner who is a half-sister to Vieux Manoir (Brantome), who took the Grand Prix de Paris and subsequently became Champion Sire in France, and to Vieille Pierre, the dam of Hermieres, a French Oaks winner who produced a French Derby-Gr.1 winner in the shape of Crystal Palace.

Miss France is TrueNicks rated A++ on the basis of the Danehill/Tirol cross that has produced five stakes winners and a total of eight stakes horses from only 40 starters. Danehill has also done well with mares from the sire line of Tirol’s sire Thatching (by Thatch, a brother to Special, the dam of Nureyev, and second dam of Sadler’s Wells and Fairy King) in general. Miss France is actually the only starter for Dansili out of a mare carrying Thatching. The pedigree is an outcross at five generations, other than having His Majesty (via Danehill) and that horse’s brother Graustark (via Jim French, sire of the third dam of Miss France) 4x5.

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CALIFORNIA CHROME (USA) 2011 Chestnut colt
by Lucky Pulpit - Love the Chase, by Not for Love


Ch. 2001
SW 3 wins
f:142 r:109 w:73 SW:3
B. 1994
GW 4 wins
f:873 r:764 w:551 SW:70
  A.P. Indy
B. or Br. 1989
GW 8 wins
f:1181 r:947 w:691 SW:152
  Seattle Slew   Bold Reasoning   Boldnesian 4
  Reason To Earn 1
  My Charmer 5 Poker 1
  Fair Charmer 13
  Weekend Surprise 3 Secretariat   Bold Ruler 8
  Somethingroyal 2
  Lassie Dear   Buckpasser 1
  Gay Missile 3
B. 1989
GW 4 wins
f:14 r:12 w:12 SW:1
  Mr. Prospector   Raise A Native   Native Dancer 5
  Raise You 8
  Gold Digger   Nashua 3
  Sequence 13
  Narrate   Honest Pleasure   What A Pleasure 5
  Tularia 11
  State   Nijinsky 8
  Monarchy 2
  Lucky Soph
B. 1992
Wnr 1 win
f:10 r:10 w:7 SW:1
Gr. 1980
GW 10 wins
f:959 r:800 w:607 SW:84
  Caro   Fortino   Grey Sovereign 6
  Ranavalo 4
  Chambord   Chamossaire 6
  Life Hill 3
  Ride The Trails   Prince John   Princequillo 1
  Not Afraid 14
  Wildwook 3 Sir Gaylord 2
  Blue Canoe 4
  Lucky Spell
B. 1971
GW 12 wins
f:14 r:12 w:8 SW:2
  Lucky Mel   Olympia   Heliopolis 8
  Miss Dolphin 4
  Royal Mink   Royal Charger 9
  Madeh 1
  Incantation   Prince Blessed   Princequillo 1
  Dog Blessed 21
  Magic Spell   Flushing 14
  Subterranean 4
Unk 2006
Wnr 1 win
f:1 r:1 w:1 SW:1
  Not For Love
B. 1990
SP 6 wins
f:870 r:759 w:607 SW:75
  Mr. Prospector
B. 1970
SW 7 wins
f:1178 r:980 w:739 SW:182
  Raise A Native   Native Dancer   Polynesian 14
  Geisha 5
  Raise You   Case Ace 1
  Lady Glory 8
  Gold Digger   Nashua   Nasrullah 9
  Segula 3
  Sequence   Count Fleet 6
  Miss Dogwood 13
1 Dance Number
B. 1979
GW 8 wins
f:6 r:6 w:6 SW:2
  Northern Dancer   Nearctic   Nearco 4
  Lady Angela 14
  Natalma   Native Dancer 5
  Almahmoud 2
  Numbered Account   Buckpasser   Tom Fool 3
  Busanda 1
5 Intriguing   Swaps A4
  Glamour 1
  Chase It Down
Ch. 1997
Wnr 1 win
f:6 r:5 w:2
1 Polish Numbers
B. 1987
SP 4 wins
f:512 r:371 w:327 SW:48
  Danzig   Northern Dancer   Nearctic 14
  Natalma 2
  Pas de Nom   Admiral's Voyage 4
  Petitioner 7
  Numbered Account   Buckpasser   Tom Fool 3
  Busanda 1
5 Intriguing   Swaps A4
  Glamour 1
  Chase the Dream
B. 1984
SW 4 wins
f:5 r:4 w:4 SW:1
  Sir Ivor 3 Sir Gaylord   Turn-To 1
  Somethingroyal 2
  Attica   Mr. Trouble 13
  Athenia 8
  La Belle Fleur   Vaguely Noble   Vienna 14
  Noble Lassie 1
  Princess Ribot   Ribot 4
  Princess Matoaka A4

Mr. Prospector (USA) 1970 : 4f x 3m
Native Dancer (USA) 1950 : 6m x 5m 6f
Buckpasser (USA) 1963 : 6f x 5f 5f
Sir Gaylord (USA) 1959 : 6f x 5m
Somethingroyal (USA) 1952 : 6m x 6m

Northern Dancer (CAN) 1961 : x 4f 5m
Numbered Account (USA) 1969 : x 4f 4m
Princequillo (IRE) 1940 : 6m 6m x