The fourth foal out of graded stakes-placed La Ville Rouge, Nicanor made 18 starts over four seasons, winning four and finishing second or third four times while earning $147,697. He is one of five stakes horses for his dam, having finished third in the Sussex at Delaware Park and the Three Coins Up Stakes at Aqueduct. His four wins all came on the turf, including a 151?4 length romp in a Delaware Park maiden special weight.
La Ville Rouge has produced six foals of racing age–?her other three by Dynaformer being multiple Grade 1 winner and $2,302,200-earner Barbaro, stakes winner Lentenor ($184,406, Kitten’s Joy S) and stakes-placed Margano ($86,290, 2nd Capital City S, etc.). Nicanor is also a half-brother to stakes winner and sire Holy Ground. The family is that of graded winners Emma’s Encore, During, Green Alligator, Wild Emotions, La Reine Elaine and Annie Cake and $804,591-earner La Reine’s Terms. Nicanor’s second dam is stakes winner La Reine Rouge.