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    Horse Racing: Native Dancer, Horseshoe and Lock of Mane Hair. The shoe is in the original box with a label (now detached) that reads, "Dear Folks: / Thought you might like a real McCoy horseshoe from Native Dancer. I discovered that we had a few extra shoes and thought you would like to have one." Included with the horseshoe is a sealed envelope from Sagamore Farm, Glyndon, Maryland containing some of Native Dancer's mane hair.

    Native Dancer
    (1950-1967), nicknamed the Gray Ghost, was one of the most celebrated and accomplished thoroughbred racehorses in history, the first horse made famous through the medium of television. The gray colt was raised and trained at owner Alfred G. Vanderbilt II's Sagamore Farm in Glyndon. A son of 1945 Preakness Stakes winner Polynesian out of the mare Geisha, in his first season of racing Native Dancer won all nine races he entered, thrilling crowds with his come-from-behind running style. He was voted the Eclipse Award as Champion 2-year-old for 1952 with two of the three major polls naming him Horse of the Year.

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