The Kingmaker: How Northern Dancer Founded a Racing Dynasty
The Kingmaker: How Northern Dancer Founded a Racing Dynasty is a book written by Avalyn Hunter and published in 2006 by Eclipse Press of Lexington, Kentucky (ISBN 1-58150-137-4). It tells the true story of the Canadian-bred U.S. Racing Hall of FameThoroughbred racehorse Northern Dancer who won the Kentucky Derby in record time, won the Preakness Stakes, and the Queen's Plate.
The story focuses on Northern Dancer as the most successful sire of the 20th century. A world champion sire, and sire of sires, Northern Dancer's bloodline can be found in most of the top horses who have competed in numerous countries around the globe since the 1970s.