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Sovereign Dancer

Sovereign Dancer
Sire Northern Dancer
Dam Bold Princess
Grandsire Nearctic
Damsire Bold Ruler
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1975
Country United States
Color Bay
Breeder Ogden Mills Phipps
Owner Alec Head
Trainer Criquette Head-Maarek
Record 14: 2-4-1
Earnings US$50,353 (equivalent)
Sovereign Dancer is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Bold Princess by Northern Dancer. He was born around 1975 in the United States, and was bred by Ogden Mills Phipps.
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on July 23, 2008

Sovereign Dancer (January 24, 1975 - December 25, 1993) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse best known as a sire of two American Classic Race winners. Regally bred by Ogden Mills Phipps, he was a son of the most important sire of the 20th Century, Northern Dancer and from the mare Bold Princess, a daughter of the eight-time Leading sire in North America, Bold Ruler.

At age four Sovereign Dancer was sold to Alec Head's Haras du Quesnay near Deauville in the Lower Normandy region of France where he complied a record of two wins, three seconds, and a third in ten starts on grass for trainer Criquette Head-Maarek. Sovereign Dancer won his debut in France in April 1979 at Maisons-Laffitte Racecourse and won in his fourth start at the Evry Racecourse. His best result in a Conditions race was a second in the Group 3 Grand Prix de Vichy.

Retired from racing after the 1979 season, Sovereign Dancer returned to stand at stud in the United States. A successful sire, some of his important sons include:

  • Louis Quatorze (b. 1993), equalled race record time in winning the 1996 Preakness Stakes
  • Double Orphan (b. 1994), 2000 Champion Older Male Horse in Puerto Rico
  • Moment of Glory (b. 1994), Champion Stayer in India




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