Northern Dancer

Dominant Dancer

The legendary Northern Dancer has dominated the runnings of the Vodacom Durban July since the 1990’s. Of the 16 runners for this year’s running of South Africa’s most celebrated horse-race, 13 are inbred to the mighty stallion.

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The Horse That Blew A Hole In The Wind

“He’s so little, a cat would chase him. But he’s so plucky there’s barely room in him for his heart. His legs are barely long enough to keep his tail off the ground. He probably takes a hundred more strides than anyone else, but he’s harder to pass than a third martini”

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Tracing Sire Trails

SARAH WHITELAW: Tracing back to Nijinsky II; Northern Dancer overwhelms in SA Gr1 features; New Approach VS Galileo; the Allegretta tribe

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The New Generation

SARAH WHITELAW: So who are the young generation of stallions who could yet turn the tide for a weakened band of US sires?

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In the run for home Royal Victory, having his first run over 2000m, built up from rear of midfield as he picked them off one by one and had Son Of Raj and Safe Passage firmly in his sights at the 200m

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Hollywoodbets Kenilworth – A Splendid History

In 1874,  the members of the South African Turf Club chose a site on the farm Kenilworth for the construction of a new racecourse – which means that next year the foundation of the oldest racetrack in South Africa will celebrate 150 years

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