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Slightly Dangerous(1979)(Filly) Roberto- Where You Lead By Raise A Native. 4(F)x5(C)x5(C) To Nearco, 5(C)x5(C) To Blue Larkspur. 4 Starts 2 Wins 1 Second. $96,525. Won Fred Darling S(Eng-3), Duke Of Edinburgh S(Eng), 2nd Epsom Oaks(Eng-1). Euthanized In 1999.

Slightly Dangerous(1979)(Filly) Roberto- Where You Lead By Raise A Native. 4(F)x5(C)x5(C) To Nearco, 5(C)x5(C) To Blue Larkspur. 4 Starts 2 Wins 1 Second. $96,525. Won Fred Darling S(Eng-3), Duke Of Edinburgh S(Eng), 2nd Epsom Oaks(Eng-1). Euthanized In 1999.

Storm Cat's grandsire, Northern Dancer. Though a scant 15.2 hands, he became perhaps the single most important stallion in the 20th century. Tony Leonard photo.

Storm Cat's grandsire, Northern Dancer. Though a scant 15.2 hands, he became perhaps the single most important stallion in the 20th century. Tony Leonard photo.

Seattle Slew, American Triple Crown winner of 1977.  The very first horse race I ever saw featured him.  Now I prefer watching thoroughbreds run off the track.

Seattle Slew, American Triple Crown winner of 1977. The very first horse race I ever saw featured him. Now I prefer watching thoroughbreds run off the track.

Top: Bold Ruler, the sire. Middle: Secetariat. Bottom: Somethingroyal, the dam.

How Are Thoroughbred Horses Named?

Top: Bold Ruler, the sire. Middle: Secetariat. Bottom: Somethingroyal, the dam.

Northern Dancer: Grandson of Native Dancer. Foaled 2/11/1954. Champion 2-year-old in Canada. Stood in Canada until 1967.  Euthanized 27 July 1973 at Mrs. Richard C. duPont's Woodstock Farm in Maryland, due to chronic lymphangitis left hind. Thoroughbreds don't get any better than this . . .  Member of Canadian Racing Hall of Fame (inducted 1977).

Northern Dancer: Grandson of Native Dancer. Foaled 2/11/1954. Champion 2-year-old in Canada. Stood in Canada until 1967. Euthanized 27 July 1973 at Mrs. Richard C. duPont's Woodstock Farm in Maryland, due to chronic lymphangitis left hind. Thoroughbreds don't get any better than this . . . Member of Canadian Racing Hall of Fame (inducted 1977).

Bold Ruler Secretariat's sire and sire to many champions directly or indirectly

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Bold Ruler Secretariat's sire and sire to many champions directly or indirectly

Bold Ruler (1954-1971) was sired by Nasrullah out of Miss Disco; Grandsire: Nearco; Damsire: Discovery. A fine racing record of 23 wins out of 33 starts (23-4-2) Bold Ruler was both the U.S. 3-Year-Old Champion and Horse of the Year in 1957. He was the U.S. Champion Sprint Horse in 1958 and the leading North American sire from 1963-1969 and again in 1973. Bold Ruler was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1973.

Bold Ruler (1954-1971) was sired by Nasrullah out of Miss Disco; Grandsire: Nearco; Damsire: Discovery. A fine racing record of 23 wins out of 33 starts (23-4-2) Bold Ruler was both the U.S. 3-Year-Old Champion and Horse of the Year in 1957. He was the U.S. Champion Sprint Horse in 1958 and the leading North American sire from 1963-1969 and again in 1973. Bold Ruler was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1973.

Fusiachi Pegasus(1997) Mr. Prospector- Angel Fever By Danzig. 3x5 To Native Dancer. 5x5 To Almahmoud And Nearco. 9 Starts 6 Wins 2 Seconds. $1,994,400. Won Kentucky Derby(G1), 2nd Preakness (G1),

Fusiachi Pegasus(1997) Mr. Prospector- Angel Fever By Danzig. 3x5 To Native Dancer. 5x5 To Almahmoud And Nearco. 9 Starts 6 Wins 2 Seconds. $1,994,400. Won Kentucky Derby(G1), 2nd Preakness (G1),

Canonero II. 1971 Kentucky Derby winner. Jockey: Gustavo Avila. Winning time: 2:03 1/5 #KentuckyDerby

Kentucky Derby History: Upset Winners and Unexpected Losers

Canonero II. 1971 Kentucky Derby winner. Jockey: Gustavo Avila. Winning time: 2:03 1/5 #KentuckyDerby

Assault (March 26, 1943 – September 2, 1971)[ was an American Hall of Fame Thoroughbred racehorse who won the U.S. Triple Crown in 1946.

Assault (March 26, 1943 – September 2, 1971)[ was an American Hall of Fame Thoroughbred racehorse who won the U.S. Triple Crown in 1946.

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