Vice Regent

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Vice Regent
Sire Northern Dancer
Grandsire Nearctic
Dam Victoria Regina
Damsire Menetrier
Sex Stallion
Foaled 1967
Country Canada
Colour Chestnut
Breeder E. P. Taylor
Owner E. P. Taylor
Trainer Gordon J. McCann
Record 5: 2-1-0
Earnings $6,215
Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame (1989)
Vice Regent Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack

Vice Regent (1967–1995) was a Canadian Hall of Fame Thoroughbred racehorse and Canada’s leading sire for thirteen years. Owned and bred by E. P. Taylor, he was from Northern Dancer's second crop and out of the mare Victoria Regina, a daughter of the French multiple stakes winner Menetrier whom E. P. Taylor purchased as a sire from Francois Dupre and imported to Canada.

Vice Regent was a full brother to Viceregal who earned Canadian Horse of the Year honors as a two-year-old in 1968. As such, on his debut one year later in 1969, much was expected from Vice Regent. Conditioned by future Hall of Fame trainer Gordon J. McCann, as a result of injuries and an accident, Vice Regent raced only five times before being forced into retirement.

Stud record[edit]

Standing at stud at his owners Windfields Farm, his outstanding performance as a sire earned him a 1989 induction in the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame. During his career, Vice Regent produced four hundred foals, of which sixty were stakes winners.

Vice Regent's notable offspring includes:

Vice Regent is the damsire of:

Vice Regent died on June 18, 1995 at the age of twenty-eight and was buried in the equine cemetery at Windfields Farm.