Vito (horse)

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Vito
Sire Negofol
Grandsire Childwick
Dam Forever
Damsire Ballot
Sex Stallion
Foaled 1925
Country United States
Colour Bay
Breeder Alfred H. Cosden
Owner Alfred H. Cosden
Trainer Max Hirsch
Record 18: 6-3-2
Earnings US$82,330
Major wins
Grand Union Hotel Stakes (1927)
Belmont Stakes (1928)

Vito (foaled 1925 in Kentucky) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse best known for winning the 1928 Belmont Stakes, the third and oldest leg of the U.S. Triple Crown series. Bred and raced by Alfred H. Cosden, he was sired by Negofol, a French colt owned by American William K. Vanderbilt, who won the 1909 French Derby. His dam was Forever, a daughter of two-time American Champion Older Male Horse Ballot.[1]

Vito was conditioned for racing by future U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee Max Hirsch.[2] As a two-year-old, Vito won the prestigious Grand Union Hotel Stakes at Saratoga Race Course.[3]

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