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Geisha, dam of the great Native Dancer. A foal of 1943, she was by Discovery out of Miyako and bred and raced by Alfred G. Vanderbilt. Keeneland Library photo via the Maryland Thoroughbred.
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Geisha, dam of the great Native Dancer. A foal of 1943, she was by Discovery out of Miyako and bred and raced by Alfred G. Vanderbilt. Keeneland Library photo via the Maryland Thoroughbred.

Geisha, dam of the great Native Dancer. A foal of 1943, she was by Discovery out of Miyako and bred and raced by Alfred G. Vanderbilt. Keeneland Library photo via the Maryland Thoroughbred.

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Geisha, dam of the great Native Dancer. A foal of she was by Discovery out of Miyako and bred and raced by Alfred G. Keeneland Library photo via the Maryland Thoroughbred.

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Nearctic, sire of Northern Dancer.
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Nearctic, sire of Northern Dancer.

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Native Dancer: I loved watching him race!
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Native Dancer: I loved watching him race!

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Now this is a photo of a mare that you don't see too often, Man o' War's dam, Mahubah. It is said that he got his good personality from her, as his sire, Fair Play, was a difficult one.
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Man o' War's dam, Mahubah. It is said that he got his good personality from her, as his sire, Fair Play, was a difficult one.

Man o' War's dam Mahubah 1910 (Rock Sand x Merry Token, Merry Hampton)

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Now this is a photo of a mare that you don't see too often, Man o' War's dam, Mahubah. It is said that he got his good personality from her, as his sire, Fair Play, was a difficult one.

Now this is a photo of a mare that you don't see too often, Man o' War's dam, Mahubah. It is said that he got his good personality from her, as his sire, Fair Play, was a difficult one.
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Marguerite, shown with Gallant Fox, is one of the featured mares in Edward Bowen's Matriarchs of the Turf
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Marguerite, shown with Gallant Fox, is one of the featured mares in Edward Bowen's Matriarchs of the Turf
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Kentucky Derby winner and Preakness winner from 2002,War Emblem who is standing stud in Japan.
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Kentucky Derby winner and Preakness winner from 2002,War Emblem who is standing stud in Japan.

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Unbridled's Song I cant believe this beautiful boy is gone♥ RIP
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One of the Thoroughbred industry’s top racehorses and prolific sires…

Unbridled's Song, sire of Eight Belles. His genes contain easily broken bones.

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Unbridled's Song I cant believe this beautiful boy is gone♥ RIP

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