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Nijinsky II, son of Northern Dancer, won the English Triple Crown in 1970 with Lester Piggott riding. Though born in Canada, he earned his fame in Europe and became a prolific stallion to solidify his reputation as one of the greatest thoroughbreds ever. In 1970, a film was made on his life, "A Horse Called Nijinsky." He died at age 25 in 1992.
Kentucky Derby 2016. "NYQUIST"- Top contender. Nyqyist won last year's 2yr old Breeder's Cup Juvenile race.His trainer Doug O'Neil won the Ky Derby in 2012(I'll Have Another),The Preakness & was a huge favorite to win the Belmont and the Triple Crown. Then sold the horse the day before the Belmont to the Sheik .Scratched the horse and never ran again. This horse is a monster and better than I'll Have Another according to on his connection's.The Dam's bloodlines includes Raise A Native, Storm Cat, Seeking The Gold, Pleasant Colony. The Sire side includes Northern Dancer, Roberto,Danzig, Arch. This colt is breed for success and if it rains derby day and the track comes up muddy ,it's going to be a great day for Nyqyist.
Seattle Slew Year: 1977 The American Thoroughbread race horse ,owned by a couple from White Swan, WA, won the United States Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing in 1977. Named for the the sloughs which loggers once used to transport heavy logs through Seattle, the horse would continue to be one of the most famous race horses to come from Seattle. #Seattle Slew #race horses
Native Dancer (March 27, 1950 - November 16, 1967), nicknamed the Grey Ghost, was one of the most celebrated and accomplished Thoroughbred racehorses in history and was the first horse made famous through the medium of television. As a two-year-old, he was undefeated in his nine starts for earnings of $230,495, a record for a two-year-old. During his three years of racing, he won 21 of 22 starts.