|Damsire||Val de Loir|
| Observer Gold Cup (1974)|
Prix Lupin (1975)
Poule d'Essai des Poulains (1975)
|Leading sire in France (1991)|
Green Dancer (April 14, 1972 – December 5, 2000) was a French Thoroughbred racehorse.
A son of the English Triple Crown winner, Nijinsky, he was bred in Kentucky by Germaine Wertheimer of Paris, France who owned his dam, Green Valley.
Green Dancer was raced in France by Germaine Wertheimer's son, Jacques, and trained by Alec Head. He was a winner of a French Classic Race and two other Group One races in France and in England. In the 1975 Epsom Derby Green Dancer started 6/4 favourite but finished only sixth behind Grundy. His poor performance reportedly left Alec Head "dumbfounded".
Retired to stud in France, in 1980 Green Dancer was sent to stand at Gainesway Farm near Lexington, Kentucky. He became the fourth leading sire in France in 1983 and 1984, and was that country's Champion sire in 1991. Green Dancer's daughters produced seven Champions that earned Horse of the Year honors in various countries on eight occasions.
Due to declining health, Green Dancer was pensioned near the end of November, 2000but had to be euthanized a short time later. He is buried in the Gainesway Farm cemetery next to Lyphard, another Champion sire owned by the Wertheimer family.
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Green Dancer was the damsire of:
Wertheimer et Frère is a Thoroughbred horse racing and breeding business partnership between brothers Alain and Gérard Wertheimer of France.
El Gran Senor was a champion American-bred Thoroughbred race horse, foaled at Windfields Farm (Maryland). He was the best horse of his generation in Europe at both two and three years of age, ahead of an outstanding group of contemporaries which included Chief Singer, Darshaan, Rainbow Quest, Sadler's Wells, Lashkari, Pebbles, Commanche Run and Northern Trick. His only defeat in eight races came when he was beaten a short head by Secreto in the 1984 Epsom Derby. El Gran Senor received a Timeform rating of 136. He also enjoyed notable success at stud, had been pensioned at Ashford Stud in Kentucky since 2000.
Vaguely Noble (1965–1989) was an Irish-bred Thoroughbred racehorse who competed in the United Kingdom and France. The colt is best known as the winner of the 1968 Group one (G1) Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe when he defeated the best horses from England, France, Ireland and Italy. He was later a leading sire in Great Britain & Ireland and a Leading broodmare sire in GB & Ireland.
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