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The racehorse Nijinsky II (named after the dancer Vaslav Nijinsky) was a son of Northern Dancer and Flaming Page and a grandson of Nearco. He was born in 1967 and died in 1992. Jump to: navigation, search A contemporary dancer rehearsing in a dance studio Dance (from Old French dance, further history unknown) generally refers to human movement either used as a form of expression (see also body language) or presented in a social, spiritual or performance setting. ... Leon Bakst - Nijinsky in the ballet Laprès-midi dun faune, 1912 Tombstone of Vaslav Nijinksy in Cimetiere du Montparnasse in Paris Vaslav Fomich Nijinsky (Вацлав Фомич Нижинский, Polish language: Wacław Niżyński) (March 12, 1890 – April 8, 1950) was a Polish-born Russian ballet dancer and choreographer. ... Northern Dancer was a Canadian-bred thoroughbred racehorse, a bay colt born May 27, 1961, by Nearctic-Natalma, by Native Dancer. ... Nearco (brown horse, bred 1935) was an Italian thoroughbred race horse by Pharos out of Nogara; he was bred by Federico Tesio, who also bred Ribot. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1967 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1992 was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ...


One of the greatest horses in thoroughbred horse-racing history, he was bred by at E. P. Taylor's famous Windfields Farm in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, and was bought by American minerals industrialist Charles W. Engelhard, Jr. (1917-1971) and his wife Jane Engelhard (1917-2004) at Windfields Farm's annual yearling auction for $84,000. The Thoroughbred is a horse breed developed in 18th century England when English mares were bred with imported Arabian stallions to create a distance racer. ... Jump to: navigation, search Horse racing is an equestrian sporting activity which has been practiced over the centuries; the chariot races of Roman times were an early example, as was the contest of the steeds of the god Odin and the giant Hrungnir in Norse mythology. ... Edward Plunket Taylor, born January 29, 1901 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada - died May 14, 1989 in Lyford Cay, New Providence, Bahamas, was a business tycoon and famous breeder of thoroughbred race horses. ... Windfields Farm is a 1,500 acre (6 km²) thoroughbred horse breeding farm in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. ... Oshawa (2004 population 150,000, metropolitan population 296,298) is a city on Lake Ontario located 56 kilometres east of downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Jane Engelhard (Qingdao, China, 1917 - Nantucket, Massachusetts, February 29, 2004) was an American philanthropist of Brazilian, German, and Irish ancestry known for her marriage to billionaire industrialist Charles W. Engelhard, Jr. ...


Shipped to Ireland where he was trained by Vincent O'Brien, Nijinsky II became champion two-year-old of both England and Ireland. In 1970, as a three-year-old, after winning the Two Thousand Guineas Stakes and the Epsom Derby, Nijinsky II won the Irish Derby Stakes and then defeated older horses for the first time at Ascot in the mile and a-half King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes. These victories revealed Nijinsky II and regular jockey Lester Piggott as perhaps the most formidable horse and jockey combination ever seen on a racecourse. Jump to: navigation, search 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... The Two Thousand Guineas Stakes is a Group 1 1 mile (1600 meters) thoroughbred flat racing horse race for 3-year-olds colts and fillies run in May of each year over the Rowley Mile at Newmarket, Suffolk, England. ... Epsom Derby, Théodore Géricault, 1821. ... The Irish Derby Stakes have been held annually at The Curragh in County Kildare, Ireland since 1866. ... Ascot Racecourse is a racecourse, located in the village of Ascot in the English county of Berkshire used for thoroughbred horse racing. ... The King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes is a Group 1 United Kingdom flat racing horse race for three year old and above horses run over a distance of 1 mile 4 furlongs at Ascot Racecourse during July. ... Lester Keith Piggott (born on Guy Fawkes day 1935) was an English jockey, considered to be the best of his generation and one of the greatest flat jockeys of all time. ...


Despite a subsequent attack of ringworm, he then went on to win the Doncaster St. Leger over one mile and six furlongs, thereby becoming the first horse since Bahram 35 years earlier to complete the English Triple Crown. In his next race, Nijinsky II ran in the world-famous Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp, in Paris, France, where he was sensationally beaten a shorthead by Sassafr├ís. Many attribute his defeat to Piggott having ridden a terrible race and leaving the colt, who was still far from 100%, with too much to do in the closing stages and having to use the whip on him for the first time ever. In his final race, the Champion Stakes, he again finished second, this time to Lorenzaccio. This defeat can be attributed to substantial over-anxiety caused at the starting-gate. Jump to: navigation, search Ringworm, also known as Tinea, is a contagious fungal infection of the skin. ... The St. ... Jump to: navigation, search Bahram was the name of several Persian Emperors Bahram I of Persia Bahram II of Persia Bahram III of Persia Bahram IV of Persia Bahram V of Persia Bahram VI of Persia Also, there was a racehorse by the name Bahram This is a disambiguation page... Jump to: navigation, search The Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing (Triple Crown for short, but the term is also used in other sports, and thus the full name should be used when it could cause confusion) consists of three races for three-year-old thoroughbred horses. ... Races at Lonchamp - Édouard Manet, 1867 The Prix de LArc de Triomphe is a flat thoroughbred horse race of a 2400 metres (about 1 mile 4 furlongs) raced on turf for 3 year olds and up, Colts, horses, Fillies and mares (exclude geldings). ... The Eiffel Tower has become the symbol of Paris throughout the world. ... Sassafrás was a 1967 bay Thoroughbred stallion. ...


In the course of his brilliant racing career, he smashed the European earnings record. He was subsequently syndicated for a world record sum. His unfortunate Longchamp defeat took the gloss off a career that many still regard as the greatest ever in terms of brilliance. World map showing Europe (geographically) When considered a continent, Europe is the worlds second-smallest continent in terms of area, with an area of 10,600,000 km² (4,140,625 square miles), making it larger than Australia only. ...


The much-loved Nijinsky II team also managed to collect the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Team Award in this year. The BBC Sports Personality of the Year Team Award is given on an annual basis to the sporting team or partnership considered to have made the most substantative contribution to sport in that year. ...


His brilliance lives on in his descendants, who include 1995 Epsom Derby winner Lammtarra. Jump to: navigation, search 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Epsom Derby, Théodore Géricault, 1821. ... Lammtarra was a racehorse who won the 1995 Epsom Derby, King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes, and Prix de lArc de Triomphe. ...


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Nijinsky II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (339 words)
The racehorse Nijinsky II (named after the dancer Vaslav Nijinsky) was a son of Northern Dancer and Flaming Page and a grandson of Nearco.
These victories revealed Nijinsky II and regular jockey Lester Piggott as perhaps the most formidable horse and jockey combination ever seen on a racecourse.
In his next race, Nijinsky II ran in the world-famous Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp, in Paris, France, where he was sensationally beaten a head by Sassafrás.
Waslaw Nijinsky - definition of Waslaw Nijinsky in Encyclopedia (691 words)
Vaslav Fomich Nijinsky (Вацлав Фомич Нижинский) (March 12, 1890 – April 8, 1950) was a ballet dancer and choreographer, born in Kiev,Ukraine, of Polish descent.
A turning point for Nijinsky was his meeting with Sergei Diaghilev, a member of the St Petersburg elite and wealthy patron of the arts, promoting Russian visual and musical art abroad, particularly in Paris.
Nijinsky's talent was showed in Fokine's pieces such as “Pavilion Armidy” (music by Nikolai Tcherepnin), “Cleopatra” (music by Anton Arensky and other Russian composers) and a divertissement “The Feast”.
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