50 years ago, Northern Dancer took the racing world by storm as the first Canadian bred and owned horse to win the Kentucky Derby. The horse that nobody wanted as a yearling, overcame a late birthdate and small stature to not only become a magnificent racehorse but one of the greatest Thoroughbred sires of all times.
The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame is gathering recollections and stories from as many people as possible to help keep the memory of Northern Dancer alive. Do you remember the day he won the Kentucky Derby, or did you have an opportunity to meet Northern Dancer in person? Have you owned one of his offspring, or do you have Northern Dancer related memorabilia you cherish? Submit a memory or story before May 2nd, the 50th Anniversary of Northern Dancer’s historic Kentucky Derby win, and you could win one 25 CHRHF key chains or a Northern Dancer merchandise gift pack. Tell us your stories, your memories, your Northern Dancer experience or connection by visiting the Northern Dancer timeline on our website https://www.canadianhorseracinghalloffame.com/northern-dancer-timeline/ or visiting our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CanadianHorseRacingHallofFame?ref=hl