|Dam||Ship of War|
|Damsire||Man o' War|
|Breeder||Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney|
|Trainer||Richard E. Handlen|
|Dauber is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Ship of War by Pennant. He was born around 1935 in the United States, and was bred by Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney.|
American Classic Race wins:|
Preakness Stakes (1938)
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
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 the legendary, Man o' War.
Dauber was purchased by William duPont, 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 winner Lawrin in the Kentucky Derby, won the Preakness Stakes by seven lengths, 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.