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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.

Northern Dancer as a 2 year old

Northern Dancer as a 2 year old

Geisha: dam of Native Dancer

Geisha: dam of Native Dancer

"The Magnificent Cripple" Your Host, sire of Kelso. Your Host was a runty looking colt. His right eye and ear were set a full inch higher than the left side. He suffered an injury as a weanling that left his neck somewhat twisted. He ran with his twisted neck low, and his head somewhat tilted to the side. But he could run like the wind! He was all heart and determination, and was one of the most courageous animals you would ever want to meet.

"The Magnificent Cripple" Your Host, sire of Kelso. Your Host was a runty looking colt. His right eye and ear were set a full inch higher than the left side. He suffered an injury as a weanling that left his neck somewhat twisted. He ran with his twisted neck low, and his head somewhat tilted to the side. But he could run like the wind! He was all heart and determination, and was one of the most courageous animals you would ever want to meet.

Natalma. The dam of Northern Dancer was sired by Native Dancer, out of Almahmoud by Mahmoud. Natalma became a very productive and influential broodmare with her grand daughters passing on the magic by producing world class sires Danehill and Machiavellian. ND was her first foal.

Natalma. The dam of Northern Dancer was sired by Native Dancer, out of Almahmoud by Mahmoud. Natalma became a very productive and influential broodmare with her grand daughters passing on the magic by producing world class sires Danehill and Machiavellian. ND was her first foal.

NATIVE DANCER  by Polynesian - Geisha by Discovery - 1954

NATIVE DANCER by Polynesian - Geisha by Discovery - 1954

Six Crowns, chestnut daughter of Secretariat. She had 15 starts, 5 wins, 3 places, 5 shows. Won the Meadow Queen Stakes. Six Crowns is listed as a Reine de Course mare, a coveted designation meaning "Queens of the Turf", of influential female families that influence the breed.  Six Crowns added to her sire Secretariat's legacy as a broodmare sire by becoming dam of Eclipse and Breeders' Cup champion Chief's Crown and Classic Crown and becoming matriarch of her son Chief's Crown's…

Six Crowns, chestnut daughter of Secretariat. She had 15 starts, 5 wins, 3 places, 5 shows. Won the Meadow Queen Stakes. Six Crowns is listed as a Reine de Course mare, a coveted designation meaning "Queens of the Turf", of influential female families that influence the breed. Six Crowns added to her sire Secretariat's legacy as a broodmare sire by becoming dam of Eclipse and Breeders' Cup champion Chief's Crown and Classic Crown and becoming matriarch of her son Chief's Crown's…

Domino, known as "The Black Whirlwind" raced in the 1890s

Domino, known as "The Black Whirlwind" raced in the 1890s

Native Dancer (1950-1967) was sired by Polynesian out of Geisha; Grandsire: Unbreakable; Damsire: Discovery. A truly astonishing horse, Native Dancer won 21 out of 22 starts (21-1-0). He was the U.S. Champion 2-Year-Old Colt and Horse of the Year in 1952 and was named U.S. Champion 3-Year-Old Colt in 1953 and was again Horse of the Year in 1954. Native Dancer was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1963.

Native Dancer (1950-1967) was sired by Polynesian out of Geisha; Grandsire: Unbreakable; Damsire: Discovery. A truly astonishing horse, Native Dancer won 21 out of 22 starts (21-1-0). He was the U.S. Champion 2-Year-Old Colt and Horse of the Year in 1952 and was named U.S. Champion 3-Year-Old Colt in 1953 and was again Horse of the Year in 1954. Native Dancer was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1963.

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