A grandson of Northern Dancer, Green Dancer won the classic French Two Thousand Guineas (Fr-I) in 1975 and a son, champion Green Tune, won that race in 1994. Green Dancer's other stakes winners included Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) and champion Suave Dancer, plus Greinton, winner of the Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I). As a broodmare sire, Green Dancer is represented by 94 stakes winners.
Green Dancer, who was produced from the Val de Loir mare Green Valley, won the Observer Gold Cup (Eng-I) as a 2-year-old and also took the Prix Lupin (Fr-I) the following year.