Jump to: navigation, search

Northern Queen

Northern Queen
Sire Nearctic
Dam Victoriana
Grandsire Nearco
Damsire Windfields
Gender Filly
Foaled 1962
Country Canada
Color Dark Bay
Breeder E. P. Taylor
Owner Windfields Farm
Trainer 1) Tom Fleming
2) Horatio Luro (at 3)
Record not found
Earnings not found
Summary
Northern Queen is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Victoriana by Nearctic. She was born around 1962 in Canada, and was bred by E. P. Taylor.
Major wins
Shady Well Stakes (1964)
Nettie Handicap (1965)
Wonder Where Stakes (1965)
Canadian Oaks (1965)
Awards
Canadian Champion Three-Old Filly (1965)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Northern Queen (foaled 1962 in Ontario) was a Canadian Thoroughbred filly racehorse. Bred by E. P. Taylor and raced by his Windfields Farm, she was a daughter of Nearctic, sire of the legendary Northern Dancer. Her dam was Victoriana, a top producing mare who was a daughter of Windfields.

Trained from a base at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto by Tom Fleming, among her starts at age two Northern Queen won the Shady Well Stakes and notably ran third against males in the Coronation Futurity. At age three in 1965, her race conditioning was taken over by future U.S. Racing Hall of Fame trainer, Horatio Luro. For Luro, Northern Queen won Canada's most important race for three-year-old fillies, the Canadian Oaks. [1] In addition, she took the inaugural running of the Wonder Where Stakes and the Nettie Handicap. Although she competed with limited success against top fillies at tracks in New York State, Northern Queen still earned Canadian champion filly honors.

As a broodmare

Although Northern Queen was bred to major stallions such as Ribot, Hoist The Flag, and twice to Buckpasser, none of her foals met with much success in racing.

References



Share

Premier Equine Classifieds

Subscribe

Subscribe to our newsletter and keep abreast of the latest news, articles and information delivered directly to your inbox.

Did You Know?

Modern horse breeds developed in response to a need for "form to function", the necessity to develop certain physical characteristics in order to perform a certain type of work... More...


The Gypsy Cob was originally bred to be a wagon horse and pulled wagons or caravans known as Vardos; a type of covered wagon that people lived in... More...


Archaeological evidence indicates that the Arabian horse bloodline dates back 4,500 years. Throughout history, Arabian horses spread around the world by both war and trade.... More...


That the term "Sporthorse" is a term used to describe a type of horse rather than any particular breed... More...