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"THE CHAMP " - Northern Dancer - Ontario,CANADA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Jake39
N 43° 53.681 W 078° 51.783
17T E 671632 N 4862395
Quick Description: <b>A Mural of a world renown racing champ 'NORTHERN DANCER'</b>
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 10/18/2005 7:28:48 AM
Waymark Code: WM2TE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TVN
Views: 260

Long Description:

This is a 'Mural' of the famous race horse 'Northern Dancer' Canada's most famous racehorse.
In 1962 he was an unwanted yearling that Oshawa, Ont., owner E.P. Taylor couldn't sell for $25,000. Two years later, Northern Dancer humbled his critics by winning the 1964 Kentucky Derby. In a record time of two minutes flat, he outpaced the favoured Hill Rise and became the first Canadian-born horse to take the prestigious race. But this would be just the beginning.Following a tendon injury, Northern Dancer retired after his winning season.



Charging fees of up to one million dollars per breeding session, he became the greatest stud horse in history. By the time of his death on Nov. 16, 1990, he fathered 467 winners, including over 150 stake race winners. In total, he sired 635 registered foals. It's estimated that his bloodlines extend to 50 to 70 per cent of all thoroughbred horses.
Northern Dancer, was put down at the age of 29.



City: Oshawa

Location Name: Side of a building

Artist: <a href="http://img.groundspeak.com/waymarking/log/large/61d6b10f-2c81-4ea3-863f-512d1878893a.JPG"> David Yeatman, </a> Aylmer, Quebec

Date: 1/1/1996

Media: Paint on plaster

Relevant Web Site: [Web Link]

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