Fiddle Dancer Boy

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Fiddle Dancer Boy
Sire Nice Dancer
Grandsire Northern Dancer
Dam Fiddly Dee
Damsire Hidden Treasure
Sex Stallion
Foaled 1978
Country Canada
Colour Bay
Breeder William R. Beasley
Owner John Bernard Woods Carmichael
Trainer James C. Bentley
Earnings $364,773
Major wins

Heresy Stakes (1981)
Connaught Cup Stakes (1983)
Shepperton Stakes (1983)

Canadian Classic Race wins:
Queen's Plate (1981)

Fiddle Dancer Boy (1978–1991) was a Canadian Thoroughbred racehorse who won the 1981 Queen's Plate, Canada's most prestigious race and North America's oldest annually run stakes race. Bred by prominent Ontario owner/breeder William R. Beasley, he was sired by Nice Dancer, the 1972 Canadian Champion Three-Year-Old Male Horse. Out of the mare, Fiddly Dee, his damsire was 1961 Canadian Horse of the Year, Hidden Treasure.

As a yearling, Fiddle Dancer Boy was purchased for $20,000 by Toronto car dealer Jack Carmichael and his brother Donald on the recommendation of future Hall of Fame trainer, Jim Bentley.[1]

1981 Queen's Plate[edit]

Sent off by the betting public at 8-to-1 odds in the Queen's Plate, Fiddle Dancer Boy defeated the heavily favored Frost King to win the race. The horse's success led to owner Jack Carmichael eventually buying the Huntington Stud Farm in Kleinburg, Ontario following the retirement of owner Bill Sills.[2]

Although Fiddle Dancer Boy suffered from foot ailments, he raced successfully for another two years, retiring at age five to stand at stud. From a limited number of offspring he notably sired Complete Endeavor who won fourteen career races including five in a row in 1990.[3]

Fiddle Dancer Boy died of colic at age thirteen on November 11, 1991.[4]


Pedigree of Fiddle Dancer Boy
Sire
Nice Dancer
Northern Dancer Nearctic Nearco
Lady Angela
Natalma Native Dancer
Almahmoud
Nice Princess Le Beau Prince Fontenay
Quillerie
Happy Night Alizier
Happy Grace
Dam
Fiddly Dee
Hidden Treasure Dark Star Royal Gem
Isolde
Ratine Bahram
Monel
Stormy Cruise Third Degree Questionnaire
Panache
Pinnace Roman
Boat

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