Fiddle Dancer Boy
|Fiddle Dancer Boy|
|Breeder||William R. Beasley|
|Owner||John Bernard Woods Carmichael|
|Trainer||James C. Bentley|
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.
1981 Queen's Plate
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.
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.
|Nice Princess||Le Beau Prince||Fontenay|
|Hidden Treasure||Dark Star||Royal Gem|
|Stormy Cruise||Third Degree||Questionnaire|