Sport: Native Dancer's Sire

As a race horse, Polynesian proved his worth by winning the Preakness Stakes and 26 other races, earned a total of $310,410. At stud (since 1948), he has proved even more valuable. Last week, at the age of twelve, he was transferred to a syndicate headed by Mrs. P.A.B. Widener II, for a record price in U.S. thoroughbred history: $560,000.

Polynesian's progeny have been racing for only three full seasons, but they already include such notable stakes-winners as Native Dancer and Tahitian King. Currently at stud in Kentucky, and booked to 38 mares this...