Platter (horse)

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Platter
Sire Pilate
Grandsire Friar Rock
Dam Lets Dine
Damsire Jack High
Sex Stallion
Foaled 1941
Country United States
Colour Chestnut
Breeder George D. Widener, Jr.
Owner George D. Widener, Jr.
Trainer Bert Mulholland
Record 10: 2-3-2
Earnings US$60,930[1]
Major wins

Pimlico Futurity (1943)
Walden Stakes (1943)

American Classic Race placing:
Preakness Stakes 2nd (1944)
Awards
DRF American Champion Two-Year-Old Colt (1943)

Platter (foaled 1941 in Kentucky) was an American Thoroughbred Champion racehorse. He is best known for his performances as a two-year-old in 1943, when he was the best American colt of his generation.

Background[edit]

He was bred and raced by George D. Widener, Jr., and conditioned for racing by future U.S. Racing Hall of Fame trainer Bert Mulholland,

Racing career[edit]

In 1943 he won the Pimlico Futurity[2] under jockey Conn McCreary and was voted American Champion Two-Year-Old Colt by Daily Racing Form.[3] The rival Turf % Sports Digest Magazine poll was topped by Occupy.

As a three-year-old, an injury kept Platter out of racing until early May in an allowance race test. The colt did not run in the 1944 Kentucky Derby but finished second to Pensive in the second leg of the U.S. Triple Crown series, the Preakness Stakes. He was injured in the Belmont Stakes and had to be pulled up.[4]

Stud career[edit]

Retired to stud duty, Platter met with limited success. Of his limited number of offspring, Platan met with the most success in racing, notably winning the 1953 Lawrence Realization Stakes and 1955 Arlington Handicap.

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