Stallion Dynasties: Northern Dancer
Originally posted on https://www.pastthewire.com/stallion-dynasties-northern-dancer/
Stallion Dynasties: A new series from Past the Wire by Kaitlin Free:
In the summer of 1962, the small and unassuming bay colt was offered for a reserve of $25,000
Northern Dancer burst onto the scene as a champion race horse, but was set to explode like a
On November 15, 1990 at the age of 29 Northern Dancer’s health further declined. He had come down with a severe case of colic and would need life saving surgery. The idea to take him up to Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center was struck down out of fear he would not survive the trip to the center, let alone the surgery itself. Northern Dancer’s condition was worsening and he was visibly suffering. He spent one final night with his long time companion TV Commercial, and was euthanized the morning of November 16.