Kalitan

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Kalitan
Sire Rey Hindoo
Grandsire Rey El Santa Anita
Dam Dally
Damsire Giganteum
Sex Stallion
Foaled 1914
Country United States
Colour Brown/Bay
Breeder Lawrence and Comstock
Owner Edward R. Bradley
Trainer William A. Hurley
Record Not found
Earnings Not found
Major wins
Triple Crown Race wins:
Preakness Stakes (1917)

Kalitan (foaled in 1914) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse best known for winning the 1917 Preakness Stakes. Owned by Edward R. Bradley, he was sired by Rey Hindoo. Kalitan was out of the mare Dally, a daughter of Giganteum.[1]

Preakness Stakes[edit]

Kalitan is probably best remembered for his win in the $7,500 Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland in which he finished in a final time of 1:54.40 for the one and one eighth mile race.

On May 12, 1917, Kalitan's owner, Edward R. Bradley, entered the horse in the 42nd running of the Preakness Stakes in a capacity field of 14 stakes winning colts. That race drew a full field even though it was held on the same day as the Kentucky Derby that was won by Omar Khayyam. The Preakness and Kentucky Derby were held on the same day again on May 13, 1922.

Breaking from post position five, Kalitan started at odds of 10-1 under jockey Everett Haynes and settled in third behind leader Fruit Cake and Jock Scot passing the grand stand for the first time. Then Kalitan went to the front with an early rush down the backstretch, leading at the half in 48-1/5. Around the far turn, he drew away and won by two lengths, easing up prior to the finish.

After the race, Kalitan became the first Preakness Stakes winner to be presented with the most valuable trophy in sports, the Woodlawn Vase, in front of the old Club House at Pimlico Race Course.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kalitan pedigree". equineline.com. 2012-05-08. Retrieved 2012-08-05. 
  2. ^ "KALITAN WINS PREAKNESS. - Bradley's Three-Year-Old Captures Woodlawn Vase for Owner". New York Times. 2012-06-10. Retrieved 2012-08-05.