|Owner||Henryk de Kwiatkowski|
Triple Crown race wins:
Belmont Stakes (1986)
|Last updated on May 15, 2007|
Owned and bred by Henryk de Kwiatkowski under his Kennelot Stables banner, Danzig Connection was sired by Kwaitkowski's champion, Danzig, and out of the mare Gdynia. His grandsire was the great Northern Dancer and his damsire was the 1968 United Kingdom Horse of the Year and Epsom Derby winner Sir Ivor.
Conditioned by Hall of Fame trainer Woody Stephens, Danzig Connection raced at age two in 1985. At the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, New Jersey, he defeated Storm Cat to capture the World Appeal Stakes. The two colts then reversed positions in the Meadowlands' Young America Stakes.
As a three-year-old, in May 1986 Danzig Connection won the Peter Pan Stakes at Belmont Park under jockey Pat Day. The biggest win of his career came under jockey Chris McCarron when he won the 1986 Belmont Stakes, defeating Ferdinand and giving trainer Stephens his record fifth straight Belmont victory. From there, the colt went on to finish fourth in the Suburban Handicap. He was third to winner Wise Times in the Haskell Invitational Handicap at Monmouth Park and second to him in the Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course. In the Jockey Club Gold Cup, Danzig Connection was third to winner Creme Fraiche. Back at the Meadowlands, he won October's Pegasus Stakes.
- Danzig Connection's pedigree and partial racing stats
- Danzig Connection's offspring at the Triple Crown database by Kathleen Irwin and Joy Reeves