Dauber (horse)

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Sire Pennant
Grandsire Peter Pan
Dam Ship of War
Damsire Man o' War
Sex Stallion
Foaled 1935
Country United States
Colour Chestnut
Breeder Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney
Owner Foxcatcher Farms
Trainer Richard E. Handlen
Record 22: 5-6-5
Earnings US$80,130
Major wins
American Classic Race wins:
Preakness Stakes (1938)

Dauber (1935–1947) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse best known for winning the 1938 Preakness Stakes. Bred by Sonny Whitney, he was sired by Harry Payne Whitney's 1913 Futurity Stakes winner, Pennant. His dam was Ship of War, a daughter of Man o' War.

Dauber was purchased by William du Pont, Jr. and raced by his Foxcatcher Farms. Under trainer Richard Handlen, his best result in a major race for two-year-olds was a third in the 1937 Pimlico Futurity. At age three, he notably earned a second-place finish to Stagehand in the 1938 Santa Anita Derby. He went on to compete in all three of the U.S. Triple Crown races. Ridden by jockey Maurice Peters, Dauber finished second to Lawrin in the Kentucky Derby, won the Preakness Stakes by seven lengths,[1] and was second to Pasteurized in the Belmont Stakes. Following the Triple Crown, Dauber did not win another significant race.

Retired to stud, Dauber was not successful as a sire.


Pedigree of Dauber

ch. 1911

Peter Pan I

brown 1904

Commando Domino
Emma C.
Cinderella Hermit
Royal Rose

bay 1894

Royal Hampton Hampton
Belle Rose Beaudesert
Monte Rosa
Ship Of War

black 1924

Man o'War

ch. 1917

Fair Play Hastings
Fairy Gold
Mahubah Rock Sand
Merry Token

brown 1912

Waterboy Watercress
Basseting Bassetlaw