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At age three, he suffered the sole defeat in his career in the 1953 Kentucky Derby, but rebounded to win the Preakness, Belmont and Travels Stakes. He made only three starts at age four before being retired due to injury, but was still named American Horse of the Year.
Retired to stud in 1955, he became a major sire whose offspring included champion Raise A Native and dual Classic winner Kauai King. Also, an influential broodmare sire, Native Dancer is now “all but universal” in modern pedigrees.
Native Dancer inherited his gray coat, then quite rare in Thoroughbreds, through the female line to his fourth dam, La Rosette, a daughter of ROI Erode. Most modern gray Thoroughbreds can trace their coat to ROI Erode and his grand sire Le Sandy.
At maturity, Native Dancer stood 16.3 hands (67 inches, 170 cm) at the withers. According to Charles Patton of the Daily Racing Form, Native Dancer looked like a sprinter from the front and a stayer from the back.
His pastern bones were short and somewhat too upright, making him more vulnerable to injury. He had a notably long stride but his action was hard and pounding.
Going off at odds of 7-5 in a field of nine, he settled into fourth place down the backstretch, then started a strong drive in the middle of the turn to win by 4 1 2 lengths. Just four days later, he returned to the Youthful Stakes where he was made the odds-on favorite in a field of twelve.
He pressed a fast early pace set by Retrieve then pulled away in the stretch to win by six lengths. The victory established the colt as the early leader of the two-year-old division.
Native Dancer was then given a layoff to recover from sore shins. Again the odds-on favorite, he was ridden hard around the turn before drawing away in the stretch to win by 2 1 4 lengths.
He won by 3 1 2 lengths while running the fastest six furlongs at that year's Saratoga meeting, 1:11 1 5. He completed his dominance at Saratoga by winning the Hopeful Stakes on the meeting's closing day, August 31.
Native Dancer made his next start on September 22 at Belmont Park in a six-furlong special weight race. He broke in fifth place in the field of six, then steadily improved his position to win by 1 1 4 lengths.
Just five days later, he returned to the Belmont Futurity, then one of the most prestigious races for two-year-olds in the United States. He turned in a “superlative performance” to win while tying the world record for 6 1 2 furlongs, 1:14 2 5.
He had been hard-pressed though: Turin admitted that he had thought the colt was beaten with an eighth of a mile remaining when he was headed by Tahitian King. But Native Dancer responded in the final furlong to open a 2 1 4 lead advantage.
Native Dancer made his final start as a two-year-old in the East View Stakes at Jamaica on October 22 over a distance of 1 1 16 miles. He won with ease, “wiggling his ears and having much fun” as he crossed the finish line 1 1 2 lengths ahead of Caffeine, who had earlier won the Champagne Stakes.
Turin confirmed that Native Dancer had eased himself after taking the lead at the head of the stretch. Native Dancer finished the year with nine wins, seven of them in stakes races, and earnings of $230,245, then a record for a two-year-old.
The Thoroughbred Racing Association also named him the American Horse of the Year, a “break with tradition” as two-year-olds are not normally considered for the award since they typically only race against horses of the same age. The Turf and Sports Digest, polling 176 sportswriters, also awarded him Horse of the Year honors However, the Daily Racing Form voted instead for One Count, winner of the Belmont and Jockey Club Gold Cup.
Preparing for the Triple Crown Native Dancer was given some time off at the end of his two-year-old campaign, then resumed training in California at Santa Anita Racetrack. He gave his connections a scare in late January when he threw his exercise rider after stumbling to his knees following a workout.
He then bolted and was loose for five minutes, running into the paddock where he jumped some benches and ran through flower beds. When he tangled a leg in the reins, he finally slowed down enough to be recaptured.
Native Dancer extended his winning streak to eleven in the Wood Memorial on April 25. Going off as the 1-10 favorite, he was restrained until the top of the stretch, then “whizzed away” from his rivals to win by 4 1 2 lengths over Tahitian King.
Native Dancer's gray coat helped him stand out on the black and white screens of the day, helping him to become the first TV star of the sport. He dominated news coverage leading up to the race and was the odds-on favorite.
His main rival was supposed to have been Correspondent, who had won three straight, including the Blue Grass Stakes in which he set a track record. Dark Star, starting from the next-to-outside post position, went to the early lead and moved over to the rail.
Native Dancer was eighth as they went down the stretch for the first time and was then bumped by long shot moneymaker as they entered the first turn. He started to make up ground on the final turn while racing wide, then was moved to the inside as he entered the stretch in third place.
Still, nearly three lengths behind, Turin went to the whip and Native Dancer gradually closed ground. Dark Star held his position on the rail so Native Dancer was swung to the outside.
He continued to edge closer with each stride but fell just short, losing by a head. In addition to Native Dancer being fouled on the first turn, Turin commented after the race that the colt had not cared for the track.
Native Dancer was farther back than usual in the early part of the race, which resulted in more traffic problems. Instead of mounting a single drive on the outside, Turin changed position several times in the final quarter of a mile, costing the colt momentum.
Time magazine later reported, “When he lost the Kentucky Derby by a head, thousands turned from their TV screens in sorrow, a few in tears.” As a measure of Native Dancer's growing fame, Time added, “Hundreds of people, old and young, have sent him letters and greeting cards.
Native Dancer made his next start in the Withers Stakes on May 16 at Belmont Park. Facing only two other horses, he went off as the 1-20 favorite (the legal minimum) with win-only betting allowed.
Native Dancer stumbled when leaving the starting gate but quickly recovered. He took a narrow lead about three furlongs from the finish and opened a significant margin around the eighth pole when Turin flicked his whip.
He again faced Dark Star, who set a fast early pace with Tahitian King to his outside. Native Dancer rated in fourth position on the rail, then started his move on the final turn, splitting between the two front-runners.
Tahitian King dropped back and eventually finished sixth. At the head of the stretch, Dark Star also gave way, leaving Native Dancer alone on the lead.
However, long shot Jamie K then started to close ground rapidly. Turin went to the whip and Native Dancer responded to win by a neck.
“When Dark Star stopped, I found myself in the lead a little sooner than I wanted,” he said. Besides being the odds-on favorite to win, Native Dancer was so heavily bet to show that it created a minus pool.
In order to cover the bets plus the associated taxes, the Maryland Jockey Club had to pay $46,012 (equivalent to $440,000 in 2019) into the pool. In 1954 though, Vanderbilt declined to take the original trophy home and instead was given a replica.
This set a new tradition where the original Woodlawn Vase is displayed at Public on Preakness day but otherwise resides at the Baltimore Museum of Art. He was walked the next two days to recover from the Preakness, then resumed galloping in the morning.
For example, California Chrome had only one timed workout in the three weeks between the 2014 Preakness and Belmont. The Belmont Stakes, run on June 13, was a similar race to the Preakness.
Native Dancer was again the heavy favorite, and the New York Racing Association did not allow show betting. Ram o' War set the early pace with Native Dancer biding his time in fourth place around the first turn.
He was tracked closely by Jamie K and the two horses started their move together on the final turn. Jamie K briefly took the lead as they entered the stretch, but Native Dancer fought back.
The two colts dueled for the final furlong, with Native Dancer again prevailing by a neck. He completed the 1 1 2 miles in 2:28 3 5, then the third-fastest running of the race behind Count Fleet and Citation.
The Belmont is supposed to be 'the test of the champion' and if it is, he certainly answered the question.” To date, Native Dancer is one of only two “dual Classic winners” to come from the state of Maryland (the other being his son Kauai King, who won the 1966 Kentucky Derby and Preakness).
Native Dancer responded to the challenge, winning the Dwyer, Arlington Classic, Travels and American Derby in quick succession. He took the lead near the head of the stretch, “loafed for a while, exerted himself just a bit in the final yards,” and won by 1 3 4 lengths.
Native Dancer then traveled to Chicago for the Arlington Classic, run over a distance of a mile on a heavy track on July 18. His main rivals were expected to be Jamie K and Van Crosby, who had equaled the track record for seven furlongs in his previous start.
As expected, Van Crosby set the pace, but was run down by Native Dancer turning into the stretch. Native Dancer continued to draw away and won by nine lengths, the biggest margin of victory of his career.
Long shot Sir Mango closed late for second; Jamie K was never a factor. On August 15, Native Dancer made his next start in the prestigious Travels Stakes at Saratoga.
In the walking ring, he was surrounded by a throng of fans looking for photographs. “It's the way people act when the president goes by in a parade,” commented one man.
At the break, Fly Wheel took the early lead but soon dropped back. Guardian II then took over the lead for a few lengths before Dicta took command on the backstretch.
Native Dancer bid his time until the 3 16 poles, then powered away to win by 5 1 2 lengths ahead of Dicta. Turin was suspended for an incident in another race and so missed Native Dancer's next start, the American Derby on August 22.
Eddie Arcade got the mount after the horse he had been scheduled to ride, Jamie K, was withdrawn from the race. Travelling back to Chicago, Native Dancer went off as the 1-10 favorite in a field of eight in the American Derby on August 22.
He settled near the back of the pack behind a fast early pace set by Sir Mango. Entering the far turn, Native Dancer moved to the outside and into fourth place.
Without any urging, he surged forward rounding the far turn and won by two lengths. Arcade believed that the colt could have broken the record if urged.
Despite the easy win, Arcade still believed that Native Dancer had something to prove. While Native Dancer was having a noteworthy campaign in the three-year-old division, Tom Fool was enjoying an equally brilliant one as a four-year-old.
Racetracks began to alter stakes schedules and purses in hopes of having the two champions face off. Belmont Park followed suit by increasing the purse and changing the date of the Sydney Stakes.
The hopes for a race between the two died when several bruises were found on Native Dancer's left forefoot after the American Derby. Native Dancer was named champion three-year-old by all three major industry polls.
However, in the Horse of the Year voting, he came second behind Tom Fool, who had won all ten of his starts. In 1954, Native Dancer won all three races he entered, including the Metropolitan Handicap.
His connections hoped to complete the New York Handicap Triple, or perhaps race in Europe on the turf. However, Native Dancer was retired as a result of a recurring foot injury with a record of 21 wins out of 22 lifetime races.
At the beginning of the 1954, Native Dancer was in Maryland where he spent the winter at Sagamore Farm. He was then was shipped to New York in late March to resume training with Winfrey.
He now faced a new challenge: as an older horse, he would be expected to carry high weight imposts in the handicap format pervasive at the time. His connections considered sending him to England to compete in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes if the weights got too high.
Native Dancer made his first start of the year in a six furlong allowance race at Belmont Park on May 7. He went off at odds of 3-20 in a seven horse field, with Caffeine the second choice at 7-1.
After hitting the front near the top of the stretch, Native Dancer relaxed but still won by 1 1 4 lengths. Down the stretch, Turin hit him four times with the whip.
Native Dancer “answered the question” and lengthened his stride. He closed steadily, getting his nose in front of just 30 yards remaining.
Heating was found in the coronet band on his right fore, though X-rays showed nothing. Winfrey originally gave the colt a 50% chance of being fit for the Suburban.
Native Dancer worked three furlongs on May 27 but pulled up lame. Native Dancer finally returned to racing at Saratoga on August 16 in the Neon Handicap, run at a distance of seven furlongs over a sloppy track.
He was retired with a record of 21 wins from 22 starts, and earnings of $785,420, then fourth all-time behind Citation, Stymie and Armed. Native Dancer was voted the United States Horse of the Year for 1954, beating High Gun by 19 votes to 11 in the Daily Racing Form poll and winning the Era award for the second time.
At stud, Native Dancer sired 43 stakes winners (or 44 according to one source) from 306 foals. His male-line descendants, particularly through his grandson Mr. Prospector, have dominated the US Triple Crown races.
He is also the dam sire of Northern Dancer, arguably the most influential stallion of the 20th century. Although Native Dancer never led the American sire list, he did finish second in 1966 and sixth in 1965.
Native Dancer's bloodline is credited with creating “precocious, speedy Thoroughbreds that dominate the Derby and other Triple Crown events.” However, he is also faulted for passing on his massive build and hard-pounding stride action, rendering many of his descendants vulnerable to injury.
In the mid-2000s, there had been a troubling number of high profile breakdowns, including that of Barbara (who was distantly related to Native Dancer through his dam.) As the grand sire of both Mr. Prospector and Northern Dancer, the two most important sires of the late twentieth century, a certain degree of inbreeding to Native Dancer became inevitable, potentially exacerbating the issue.
“There's a lack of durability right now,” said RIC Walkman, the former head of operations for Wind fields Farm. Native Dancer died on November 16, 1967, following the surgical removal of a tumor on the wall of the small intestine.
In August 2015, a statue of Native Dancer by Gwen Rear don was unveiled at Centennial Park in Saratoga Springs. The statue was donated to the city by Marylou Whitney and John Hendrickson.
Native Dancer was undefeated in his six starts at nearby Saratoga Race Course. Native Dancer is shown as descending from (family 5-f), which traces back to the Ballet Mare.
As mitochondrial DNA is passed exclusively in the female line, this indicates a pedigree error occurred at some point between the Ballet Mare's foaling in 1754 and La China's in 1930. “38,201 AT JAMAICA SEE NATIVE DANCER WIN 10TH STRAIGHT; Undefeated Colt, Making 1953 Debut, Takes First Section of Gotham by 2 Lengths”.
American classic pedigrees (1914-2002) : a decade-by-decade review of Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Belmont winners, plus Kentucky Oaks and Coaching Club American Oaks (1st ed.). ^ a b “TRIUMPHS BY NECK; Master Fiddle Scores in the $63,300 Wood by Beating Tom Fool”.
“Native Dancer Captures Jamaica Youthful by 6 Lengths; 9-10 SHOT TRIUMPHS OVER TRIBE IN DASH”. “Native Dancer Triumphs as Racing at Saratoga Starts; FLASH STAKES WON BY 4-TO-5 FAVORITE Native Dancer Triumphs Over Tiger Ski”.
“DOUBLE FOR Turin; Jockey Rides One Count and Native Dancer to Saratoga Triumphs”. “6 IN ROW FOR COLT; Unbeaten Native Dancer Earns $51,450 at Spa in 48th Hopeful TIGER SKIN RUNS SECOND”.
“Parading Lady Captures Burgh at Belmont by Length and a Half”. “Undefeated Juvenile Equals World Mark in 8th Victory; $107,545 FUTURITY TO NATIVE DANCER”.
“Native Dancer Wins Ninth in Row to Break Earnings Mark; UNBEATEN COLT, 1-5, SCORES AT DISTANCE Native Dancer Earns $38,525 at Jamaica for 2-Year-Old Record of $230,495”. “VANDERBILT COLT IS HORSE OF YEAR; Native Dancer Named the 1952 American Champion -- Morris Is New T. R. A.
^ “St. Petersburg Times: Native Dancer Horse of the Year”. ^ “Greensburg Daily Tribune: Name One Count Horse of the Year”.
“Campbell Assigns Native Dancer Top Weight for the Experimental; Gray Is Only Fourth Colt in History of Race to Draw 130 or More Pounds”. ^ “NATIVE DANCER IN MISHAP; Vanderbilt's Colt Tosses Rider and Bolts, but Escapes Injury”.
“Native Dancer and Caffeine Favored in Divisions of Gotham Today”. 11 FOR 1-10 SHOT; Unbeaten Native Dancer Takes $123,750 Wood in Romp at Jamaica”.
^ “Native Dancer and Correspondent Loom Big in Kentucky Derby Field”. “CHOICE JUST MISSES; Dark Star, $51.80, Pins 1st Loss in 12 Races on Native Dancer”.
^ Thoroughbred champions : top 100 racehorses of the 20th century (1st ed.). “1-20 CHOICE FIRST; Native Dancer Triumphs Easily in Three- Horse Race at Belmont”.
^ “Dark Star, Lame After the Preakness, Is Retired From Competition”. “Owner's trophy for Native Dancer's 1953 Preakness win bought at auction by local developer”.
^ a b “Native Dancer, 'Lazy So-and So,' Will Be Kept Too Busy to Loaf; Dwyer at Aqueduct and Arlington Classic Are Next Fields to Conquer on Heavy Schedule for the Gray Galloped”. “A 9-LENGTH ROMP; Native Dancer Beats Sir Mango”.
“Turin Is Out of American Derby as Spa Stewards Suspend Him Ten Days; JOCKEY JOB OPEN ON NATIVE DANCER”. ^ “Arcade to Ride Native Dancer in Rich American Derby at Chicago Saturday”.
^ “Dancer, Tom Fool Race Goal of Public Track”. “Tom Fool-Native Dancer Race in Prospect as Belmont Changes Sydney Date; MILE TEST SEPT. 26 RAISED TO $50,000”.
^ “TOM FOOL HORSE OF YEAR; Native Dancer Named Leading 3-Year-Old by Turf Experts”. ^ “Writers Pick Tom Fool As Horse of the Year “.
“Native Dancer Takes Belmont Sprint in His First Race Since Last August”. “Native Dancer, 1 to 4, Takes Metropolitan at Belmont Park”.
“Native Dancer Outruns First Glance and Gigantic at Saratoga”. “Native Dancer, Winner of 21 of 22 Races, Is Retired From Competition; VANDERBILT COLT WILL GO TO FARM Dancer Shows Signs of Old Foot Injury Following Fast Ten-Furlong Workout”.
Boyd, Eva Jolene (2000), Native Dancer, Lexington, KY: Eclipse Press, ISBN 1-58150-048-3. Eisenberg, John (2003), Native Dancer: The Grey Ghost, Hero of a Golden Age, New York: Warner Books, ISBN 0-446-53070-0.