Vice Regent

Vice Regent (April 29, 1967 – June 18, 1995)[1] 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 François Dupré and imported to Canada.

Vice Regent
SireNorthern Dancer
GrandsireNearctic
DamVictoria Regina
DamsireMenetrier
SexStallion
FoaledApril 29, 1967
CountryCanada
ColourChestnut
BreederE. P. Taylor
OwnerE. P. Taylor
TrainerGordon J. McCann
Record5: 2-1-0
Earnings$6,215
Honours
Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame (1989)
Vice Regent Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack

Vice Regent was a full brother to Viceregal who earned Canadian Horse of the Year honours 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 recordEdit

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.

PedigreeEdit

Pedigree of Vice Regent, chestnut stallion, 1967
Sire
Northern Dancer
Nearctic Nearco Pharos
Nogara
Lady Angela Hyperion
Sister Sarah
Natalma Native Dancer Polynesian
Geisha
Almahmoud Mahmoud
Arbitrator
Dam
Victoria Regina
Menetrier Fair Copy Fairway
Composure
La Melodie Gold Bridge
La Souriciere
Victoriana Windfields Bunty Lawless
Nandi
Iribelle Osiris
Belmona (family: 10-c)

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