1977 - 2006


Sire of Champions / Sire of Sires

Lifetime Race Record: 3-3-0-0, $32,400

Bred by W. S. Farish & Derry Meeting Farm. Owned by Henryk de Kwiatkowski.  
Trained by Woody Stephens.

1991; 1992; 1993 - Leading General Sire
1986 - Leading Juvenile Sire
1984 - Leading Juvenile & Freshman Sire

Marquee Races Won

Undefeated in all three of his starts before his racing career was cut short.

Accomplished Progeny

Ad Valorem

Champion 2YO Colt & Champion Older Miler in Ireland

Agnes World

Multiple Grade 1 winner; Millionaire; Sire

Chief’s Crown

Breeders' Cup winner; Millionaire; Sire

Dance Smartly

2nd filly to ever win Canadian Triple Crown, and first Canadian-bred horse to win a Breeders’ Cup race (Distaff). Multiple Champion; Racing Hall of Famer


Leading sire in Australia, Ireland, France, England; First Thoroughbred to sire over 300 or more stakes winners.

Danzig Connection

Belmont Stakes winner; Millionaire; Sire


Horse of the Year in England; Champion 3-year-old Colt in England & France


2-time Champion Sprinter in England; Sire

Golden Snake

Champion Older Horse in France; Sire

Hard Spun

Grade 1 winner; Millionaire; Sire


Sovereign Award Champion Sprinter; Sire


Two-time winner of the Breeders’ Cup Mile, Racing Hall of Famer


Multiple stakes winner in Japan; Multi-millionaire

Pas de Response

Champion 2yo filly in Europe, France; Champion older mare in Europe

Pine Bluff

Preakness Stakes winner; Sire

Polish Navy

Multiple Grade 1 winner; Sire

Polish Patriot

Champion Three-year-old sprinter in Europe


Champion sprinter in France; bred by Claiborne


Kentucky Oaks winner

War Chant

Breeders' Cup winner; Millionaire; Sire

War Front

Leading International Sire

Versailles Treaty

Multiple Grade 1 winner; Grade 1 producer

Yamanin Paradise

JRA Award for Best Two-Year-Old Filly

The late, great Danzig followed Bold Ruler as the second Claiborne Farm stallion to lead the North American General Sire List at least three years in a row. The sire of 200 stakes winners including ten Champions topped the sire list each year from 2001 through 2003. He was also the Leading Freshman/Juvenile Sire of 1984 and claimed the Leading Juvenile Sire title again in 1986. The compact bay was trained by Woody Stephens for owner Henryk de Kwiatkowski. He won all three of his starts in a racing career cut short by injuries.

His offspring include Breeders’ Cup race winners Lure, Dance Smartly, Chief’s Crown, and War Chant; U.S. Classic race winners Pine Bluff and Danzig Connection; and Europe’s brilliant sprinting Horse of the Year, Dayjur.

The incredible success of Claiborne’s Danzig and Nijinsky II put the seal on Northern Dancer’s reputation as a sire of sires, sending prices for his male offspring skyrocketing into a new stratosphere. Likewise, Danzig’s sons made such an immediate mark that his colts commanded top prices, amassing an average of nearly $600,000 for 216 yearling colts in 24 crops. He remains the best sire of sires by Northern Dancer:  More than 50 sons of Danzig have sired Grade 1/Group 1 winners, including Danehill, the first Thoroughbred to sire 300 or more stakes winners.

Pensioned in 2004. Died in 2006 at age 29.
Buried at Claiborne.