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Danzig Connection

Danzig Connection
Sire Danzig
Dam Gdynia
Grandsire Northern Dancer
Damsire Sir Ivor
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1983
Country United States
Color Bay
Breeder Kennelot Stables
Owner Henryk de Kwiatkowski
Trainer Woody Stephens
Record 17: 6-5-4
Earnings $1,002,620
Summary
Danzig Connection is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Gdynia by Danzig. He was born around 1983 in the United States, and was bred by Kennelot Stables.
Major wins

Peter Pan Stakes (1986)
Pegasus Stakes (1986)

American Classic Race wins:
Belmont Stakes (1986)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on May 15, 2007

Danzig Connection (foaled 1983 in Kentucky) is an American Thoroughbred racehorse best known for winning an American Classic race.

Owned and bred by Henryk de Kwiatkowski under his Kennelot Stables banner, Danzig Connection was sired by Kwaitkowski's champion, Danzig, and out of the mare Gdynia. His grandsire was the great Northern Dancer and his damsire was the 1968 United Kingdom Horse of the Year and Epsom Derby winner Sir Ivor.

Conditioned by Hall of Fame trainer Woody Stephens, Danzig Connection raced at age two in 1985. At the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, New Jersey, he defeated Storm Cat to capture the World Appeal Stakes. The two colts then reversed positions in the Meadowlands' Young America Stakes.

As a three-year-old, in May 1986 Danzig Connection won the Peter Pan Stakes at Belmont Park under jockey Pat Day. The biggest win of his career came under jockey Chris McCarron when he won the 1986 Belmont Stakes, defeating Ferdinand and giving trainer Stephens his record fifth straight Belmont victory. From there, the colt went on to finish fourth in the Suburban Handicap. He was third to winner Wise Times in the Haskell Invitational Handicap at Monmouth Park and second to him in the Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course. In the Jockey Club Gold Cup, Danzig Connection was third to winner Creme Fraiche. Back at the Meadowlands, he won October's Pegasus Stakes.

Retired to stud, his progeny to date have met with limited success and in 2003 he was sent to stand at a breeding operation in Italy.

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