Danzig (horse)

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Danzig (1977–2006) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse who is best known as a champion sire. Danzig was purchased for $310,000 by Henryk de Kwiatkowski at the 1978 Saratoga Yearling Sale. He won all three of his races before knee-joint problems ended his racing career.

The son of Hall of Famer Northern Dancer and the most important sire of the second half of the 20th century, Danzig was retired to stand at stud at Claiborne Farm near Paris, Kentucky, where he became one of the world's most important sires. He led the U.S. sires list from 1991 to 1993 and topped the sire list in Spain and the United Arab Emirates.

Danzig sired 188 graded stakes race winners and 10 champions. His foals have earned more than $100 million in purse money and include Breeders' Cup winners Chief's Crown, Lure, Dance Smartly, and War Chant. Danzig also sired 1992 Preakness Stakes winner Pine Bluff, and is the sire of Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame inductee Langfuhr who, in turn, sired the Canadian Triple Crown winner and Horse of the Year, Wando. A leading sire of sires, Danzig's son Danehill is the first Thoroughbred in history to sire 300 stakes winners. Danzig was also the damsire of Fusaichi Pegasus and Dancethruthedawn. He was the grandsire of 2008 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Big......
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