Animal: Native Dancer

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Animal: Native Dancer Gender: M
born on 27 March 1950 at 02:10 (= 02:10 AM )
Place Lexington, Kentucky, 38n03, 84w30
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 06°06' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 11°51 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 22°21'

Animal: Native Dancer


American racehorse, nicknamed the Grey Ghost, who was one of the most celebrated and accomplished Thoroughbreds in history and the first horse made famous through the medium of television.

As a two-year-old, he was undefeated in his nine starts for earnings of $230,495, a record for a two-year-old. During his three years of racing, he won 21 of 22 starts.

At stud, Native Dancer sired 43 stakes winners from 306 foals and is an ancestor of countless modern champions. His tail-male descendants, particularly through his grandson Mr. Prospector, have dominated the US Triple Crown races.

He died on 16 November 1967, following the removal of a tumor on the wall of the small intestine.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Prize 1953 (Belmont Stakes)
  • Work : Prize 1954 (United States Horse of the Year)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from John Eisenberg, "Native Dancer: The Grey Ghost Hero of a Golden Age" (Warner Books, 2003), pp. 44-45: "Dan W. Scott awoke at 2 A.M. on March 27, 1950, .... a chocolate-brown male emerged in perfect condition at 2:10 A.M., the head positioned properly, all limbs functioning."


  • Traits : Body : Hair (Grey)
  • Personal : Misc. : Unusual categories (Thoroughbred racehorse)
  • Vocation : Sports Business : Other Sports Business (Sire)
  • Notable : Awards : Sports Championship (Belmont Stakes)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession (United States Horse of the Year)
  • Mundane : Misc. Mundane : Animals