|Breeder||Mrs. E. H. Augustus & Daniel G. Van Clief|
|Owner||E. P. Taylor|
|Trainer||Gordon J. McCann|
|Natalma Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack
Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame (2007)
Natalma (March 26, 1957 – January 29, 1985) was an American-bred Thoroughbred racehorse best known as the dam (mother) of the most important sire, and sire of sires, of the 20th Century, Northern Dancer.
Natalma won the 1959 Spinaway Stakes but was disqualified and set back to third place. While in training for the 1960 Kentucky Oaks she suffered a chipped bone in a knee and had to be retired from racing.
Although late in the breeding season, she was sent to her owner's Windfields Farm in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada to be bred to Nearctic. That late pairing resulted in Northern Dancer being born on May 27, 1961. Natalma was bred to Nearctic two more times but a 1965 filly died as a yearling and their 1973 twins, a colt and a filly, both died. However, Natalma did produce stakes winners Native Victor, Regal Dancer and Born A Lady, as well as four other stakes placed horses and notable producers, Raise the Standard, Arctic Dancer (dam of La Prevoyante), and Spring Adieu (granddam of champion stallion Danehill).
Natalma was humanely euthanized on January 29, 1985 at the Windfields Farm satellite operation in Maryland (now the Northview Stallion Station) after unsuccessful treatment for colic. She was buried in the farm's equine cemetery.
|Miyako||John P. Grier|
|Arbitrator||Peace Chance||Chance Shot|
- http://www.pedigreequery.com/natalma Natalma's pedigree and partial racing stats
- http://www.canadianhorseracinghalloffame.com/thoroughbred/2007/natalma.html Natalma at the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame