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Hula Dancer

Hula Dancer
Sire Native Dancer
Dam Flash On
Grandsire Polynesian
Damsire Ambrose Light
Gender Filly
Foaled 1960
Country United States
Color Gray
Breeder Gertrude T. Widener
Owner Gertrude T. Widener
Trainer Etienne Pollet
Record 8: 7-0-0
Earnings 168,912 pounds
Summary
Hula Dancer is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Flash On by Native Dancer. She was born around 1960 in the United States, and was bred by Gertrude T. Widener.
Major wins

Prix de la Salamandre (1962)
Grand Critérium (1962)
Prix Imprudence (1963)
Prix Jacques Le Marois (1963)
Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (1963)
Champion Stakes (1963)

British Classic Race wins:
1,000 Guineas (1963)
Honors
Prix Hula Dancer at Fontainebleau Racecourse
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on august 1, 2007

Hula Dancer (foaled 1960 in Kentucky) was a French Thoroughbred filly racehorse. She was sired by Native Dancer, the 1952 and 1954 United States Horse of the Year and a U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee. Owner Gertrude Widener raced Ambrose Light in France and brought him to the United States to stand at stud where he sired Hula Dancer's dam, Flash On.

Gertrude Widener sent Hula Dancer to trainer Etienne Pollet at his stables at Chantilly Racecourse in France. Racing as a two year old in 1962, she defeated colts while winning the Prix de la Salamandre and the Grand Critérium, two of France's most important races for her age group.

At age three, Hula Dancer raced both in France and in England where she again defeated colts on a regular basis as well as older horses in the Champion Stakes at Newmarket Racecourse. The highlight of her 1963 racing campaign was a victory in the British Classic, the 1,000 Guineas.

Hula Dancer was the first racehorse of her sex to win over 100,000 pounds in Europe. The quality of horses she beat is evidenced by the fact that every one of her six conditions race wins are now Group 1 events.

Hula Dancer was retired to broodmare duty in France. In 1968, Raymond Guest paid a European auction record price of 1.02 million French francs for her. She was shipped to the United States in 1970. Hula Dancer met with limited success as a broodmare.

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