Raced as a homebred for Sanford Bacon, 1997 New York Champion Sprinter
and Champion Older Female Dancin Renee won the New York Stallion Park
Avenue Stakes, Berlo Handicap, and Broadway Handicap at Aqueduct, the
Honorable Miss Stakes (G3) at Saratoga, the Regret Stakes at Monmouth,
the Endine Stakes at Delaware Park and the Straight Deal Breeders’ Cup
Handicap at Laurel Park, 14 wins in all in her 21 starts, for a total of
$490,258. Retired from the track, she was bred to the best as a
broodmare at Mill Creek Farm and produced winners, including the stakes
winning filly Risky Rachel. At the age of 20, having danced every dance
and excelled at all that was asked of her, she was donated to Old
Friends for the happy retirement she has earned. Old Friends thanks
Sanford Bacon for securing the future of the fleet and game Dancin
From Press Release: Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Center in Georgetown, KY, has
welcomed new retiree Dancin’ Renee, a graded-stakes winning mare and
1997’s New York Horse of the Year.
A homebred for owner Sanford Bacon, Dancin’ Renee is the New
York-bred daughter of Distinctive Pro out of three-time New York
Broodmare of the Year Lolli Lucka Lolli.
For three seasons, Renee had a stellar career on the track, with 14
wins from 21 starts. In her banner year, 1997, she claimed seven
consecutive victories, including the GR3 Honorable Miss at Saratoga, the
Broadway Handicap at Aqueduct, and the Monmouth Park Regret Stakes,
which was her final start. Her earnings totaled $490,258.
For her efforts in ‘97, Dancin’ Renee was crowned New York Horse of
the Year as well as Champion Sprinter and Champion Older Female by the
New York Thoroughbred Breeders, Inc.
The now 20-year-old broodmare is also well represented by several
winners, including her first foal to earn black-type, the Limehouse
daughter Risky Rachel. Earlier this season Risky Rachel won the Friendly
Island Iroquois at Belmont and the Union Avenue Stakes at Saratoga.
Donated by her owner-breeder, Dancin’ Renee arrived at Old Friends from New York on Friday, September 14.
“We have a lot of horses on our waiting list but I made the decision
to take Dancin' Renee because she was a remarkable athlete and Sanford
loves her very much, " said Old Friends president and founder Michael
Blowen. "She has already bonded with another great mare, one-time
world-record holder Klassy Briefcase, and I'm just overjoyed.”
“I met Michael Blowen at a happening in Saratoga,” said Bacon of how
he came to Old Friends. “Dennis Brida [the former executive director of
the New York Thoroughbred Breeders] introduced me to him. I said, ‘this
looks like a wonderful program. I would hopefully like to send Dancin’
Renee there.’ Well, Michael knew her background and her record. He knew
everything about her!
“I sent her there because the place is wonderful,” added Bacon, who said he plans to visit Renee as soon as he can.
DANCIN RENEE's Info:
Owner: Sanford Bacon
Breeder: Sanford Bacon
State Bred: NY
Winnings: 21 Starts: 14 - 0 - 5, $490,258
At 3: Won New York Stallion Park Avenue S.(Aqu); 3rd Azalea S.(Crc), Cicada S.(Aqu)
At 4: 3rd Berlo H.(Aqu)
At 5: Won Honorable Miss S.(G3,Sar), Regret S.(Mth), Berlo H.(Aqu), Broadway H.(Aqu), Endine S.(Del), Straight Deal BC H.(Lrl).
1997 Champion Sprinter + Champion Older Female in New York.
2002 c. by Forestry sold for $280,000 04KEE2Yo
Mare at Mill Creek Farm.
Donated by owner Sanford Bacon to Old Friends Retirement Center, Kentucky, in September 2012. Courtesy pedigreequery.com