Sparkman: Northern Dancer line resurgent

by John P. Sparkman 4 years ago

Although the Northern Dancer male line’s share of North American graded stakes winners steadily increased, trends indicated that Mr. Prospector was likely to overtake Northern Dancer and become the dominant male line in North America. Fast-forward only three years, and what once seemed an inevitable trend no longer looks quite so unstoppable, mostly due to the emergence of Medaglia d’Oro and Kitten’s Joy as leading sires, coupled with the continued strength of the voluminous male line of Storm Cat and the resurgence of the Danzig male line.

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