Inbreeding to Northern Dancer has become more frequent. In 2018, in particular, we have seen an explosion of multiple linebreeding to Northern Dancer.
There is clearly a pattern of genetic royalty involved in the thoroughbred breed in general, and the Canadian breed in particular.
Holy Helena followed the growing list of fillies to sweep the Queen’s Plate/Oaks double with her impressive win over the best colts in Canada.
Sir Dudley Digges was bred heavily for the turf, but also has dirt prowess thanks to Storm Cat from the incomparable Northern Dancer line.
Breeding science for the 21st century.
A detailed look at the art of racehorse breeding, including linebreeding, breeding strategies and research regarding so-called “speed genes.”
Many of the greatest racehorses who ever lived had little success at stud, while far more modest racehorses became very successful sires and broodmares.
Although today's racehorses surely don't get the foundation of long, slow works they once did, however, they have grown too fragile as a breed.
Sadler's Wells, by Northern Dancer, has arguably been the world's premiere sire for the past two decades, and surely the top siring son of the great Northern Dancer.
Three-year-old filly Biofuel was named Canada’s Horse of the Year for 2010, after winning four stakes in her six starts. Read this article to learn more.