Kentucky Derby

April 29, 2014

Northern Dancer's run: 2 minutes on the track, 50 years in Thoroughbred bloodlines

Fifty years ago, a bay colt named Northern Dancer ran a record time in the Kentucky Derby. He earned the roses in 2 minutes flat in 1964. That record would fall in 1973 to Secretariat, but Northern Dancer would become one of the most influential international sires in Thoroughbred history.

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