became fascinated with Native Dancer and his lineage in 1999
when I bought one of the healthy twin babies born here in Acton
to retired racehorse, Miss Fancy Fols. (Bay Meadows 1990 ) Her
twin daughter and star of this website Ms Native Sky Dancer, a
registered all black Paint will pass on the strength and power
through future foals.
I had owned horses in my
youth and with an overly obsessive childhood fantasy, I really
believed I was going to be the next National Velvet star, own
Black Beauty, and change my stick horse into a breathing
reality. I even wrote and submitted a manuscript called Lucky
Boy 7, about an unbeatable racehorse that awed the world.
Later, my mom and dad bought a black Thoroughbred/Morgan who
made my dreams come true.
Native Dancer is
legendary, winning 21 races of 22 starts -- losing the 1953
Kentucky Derby, but winning the Preakness and Belmont that
followed. He had a faster pace than Man O War and a shocking
winning track record of any horse until Secretariat’s fame. His
sons and daughters rule the race track even today. If you study
the lineage of the Kentucky Derby/Triple Crown racehorses you
will find the amazing sires Raise A Native, Heisanative,
Northern Dancer, Mr. Prospector, Unbridled and numerous
others...all trace back to the Gray Ghost. You can read more in
Eva Jolene Boyd’s, Native Dancer
and study the history of
Kentucky Derby and the Triple Crown.
Recently, I was
fortunate enough to contact the former owners of the 1970’s
Ruidoso wonder horse, Fols Native. This handsome horse from
Colorado’s Wright Ranch was absolutely incredible. He has, as
you will see within these pages, a definite influence in my two
black beauties. His muscular, powerful body especially shines
through in granddaughter, Native Sky. Native Storm, too, has a
stunning resemblance to Fols with a dash of his great
granddaddy, Raise a Native. Sadly, Fols Native died in 1987, the
year Miss Fancy Fols was born. Fancy has warmly refreshed my
childhood dreams giving me Sky and Stormy and the opportunity to
be alive with the wonder of my majestic equine friends.
I Hope you enjoy the website ~Lin