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Viceregal (horse)

Sire Northern Dancer
Dam Victoria Regina
Grandsire Nearctic
Damsire Menetrier
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1966
Country Canada
Color Chestnut
Breeder E. P. Taylor
Owner Windfields Farm
Trainer Gordon J. McCann
Record 9: 8-0-1
Earnings $118,399
Viceregal is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Victoria Regina by Northern Dancer. He was born around 1966 in Canada, and was bred by E. P. Taylor.
Major wins
Victoria Stakes (1968)
Vandal Stakes (1968)
Colin Stakes (1968)
Summer Stakes (1968)
Clarendon Stakes (1968)
Coronation Futurity Stakes (1968)
Cup and Saucer Stakes (1968)
Canadian Champion 2-Year-Old colt (1968)
Canadian Horse of the Year (1968)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Viceregal (April 4, 1966 - 1984) was a Canadian Champion Thoroughbred racehorse who was voted Canadian Horse of the Year as a two-year-old.

Bred and raced by E. P. Taylor and his Windfields Farm, he was a first-crop son of the great Northern Dancer and out of the Windfields-owned mare, Victoria Regina.

Viceregal was conditioned for racing by Gordon J. "Pete" McCann. He was sent to race at age two in 1968, and although the colt suffered from soundness problems, he nonetheless won all eight of his starts and won Canadian Horse of the Year honors. Popular with racing fans because of his come-from-behind style, of his eight wins, seven were stakes races including the two most important races for juveniles in Canada, the Coronation Futurity Stakes and the Cup and Saucer Stakes.

Targeted towards the 1969 Kentucky Derby, Viceregal was sent to race in the United States but in his first start broke a bone in a forefoot that ended his racing career. Retired to stud, Viceregal stood at Winfields Farm in Ontario as well as at breeding operations in Germany, France and Japan. In all, he sired thirty-five stakes race winners and is the damsire of the 1987 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner, Trempolino.



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