Arabian Dancer, a prominent producer for the late Cynthia Phipps, was euthanized Oct. 23 because of complications from the infirmities of old age. She was 29 and had resided at the Hancock family’s Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky.
A daughter of Damascus, Arabian Dancer was the dam/granddam of five homebred stakes winners for Phipps, including grade I winner Gold Fever(by Forty Niner). She had become a broodmare at 3 after breaking a cannon bone in the 1981 Matron Stakes (gr. I) for 2-year-old fillies. She went into the race unbeaten in two starts and finished second behind subsequent champion Before Dawn.
For Phipps, Arabian Dancer produced graded stakes winners Out of Place(by Cox’s Ridge) and Lead Kindly Light (by Majestic Light), the dam of Gold Fever and additional homebred stakes winner Emanating (by Cox’s Ridge). Gold Fever’s big win came in the 1996 NYRA Mile Handicap (gr. I). Out of Place, winner of the 1991 Clark Handicap (gr. III), stands at Claiborne.
Arabian Dancer also is the granddam of homebred Jackpot (by Seeking the Gold). He is out of grade I stakes-placed Frolic. Arabian Dancer also is the ancestress of five other stakes winners, including grade I winner Bellamy Road(by Concerto).
Arabian Dancer, out of the Buckpasser mare Ten Cents a Dance, is a half-sister to grade I winner Versailles Treaty, who was bred and raced by Phipps and produced graded stakes winners Saarland and For Kicks for her.