*Bask+++ was like no other before him and no other after him as he not only sired National Champions in every division but gorgeous daughters like the great Fire Music+++ who was named U.S. National Champion Mare as a three year old and U.S. National Champion English Pleasure Horse the following year at the tender age of four. She was not his only dual National Champion--there were many.
Northern Dancer: Grandson of Native Dancer. Foaled 2/11/1954. Champion 2-year-old in Canada. Stood in Canada until 1967. Euthanized 27 July 1973 at Mrs. Richard C. duPont's Woodstock Farm in Maryland, due to chronic lymphangitis left hind. Thoroughbreds don't get any better than this . . . Member of Canadian Racing Hall of Fame (inducted 1977).
Northern Dancer (May 27, 1961 – November 16, 1990) was a Canadian-bred Thoroughbred racehorse and the most successful sire of the 20th Century. The National Thoroughbred Racing Association calls him "one of the most influential sires in Thoroughbred history".