Bred: Liberation Farm & Brandywine Farm (Ky.)
Sire: Street Boss
Dam: Champagne Royale, by French Deputy
Danza is a colt by Street Boss who sold at the 2012 Keeneland September yearling sale for $105,000. Under jockey Javier Castellano, he won his debut by three-quarters of a length on July 12 at Belmont Park.
In his second start, Danza finished third in the Saratoga Special before going to the sidelines until 2014 where he punched his Kentucky Derby ticket by winning the Arkansas Derby. The colt proved his class in the Kentucky Derby where he finished in third at odds of 8-to-1.