The Great Canadians – Northern Dancer, The Minstrel & Nijinsky
High Quality Art Print from an original painting by Jacqueline Stanhope
This portrait shows Northern Dancer, the most successful and consequential sire of the twentieth century, with his sons Nijinsky (foreground) and The Minstrel (background) looking on. All three were bred in Canada by E. P. Taylor at Windfields Farm in Ontario. Northern Dancer sired 411 individual winners and was champion sire in Britain and Ireland four times. Nijinsky and The Minstrel were three-parts brothers: Nijinsky was out of Flaming Page, who also bore Fleur, dam of The Minstrel. On the track, Nijinsky won six Group 1 races, and accomplished the rare feat of winning the Triple Crown in 1970. The Minstrel won four Group 1 races, including the Epsom and Irish Derbies. Both horses became excellent stallions in turn, helping to cement their father’s incomparable reputation as a sire of sires.
Signed Limited Edition of 250 – Approximate image size (cms): 56 x 31.5