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Sire Heliopolis
Dam Fairy Palace
Grandsire Hyperion
Damsire Pilate
Gender Filly
Foaled 1951
Country United States
Color Chestnut
Breeder William duPont, Jr.
Owner Foxcatcher Farm
Trainer Richard E. Handlen
Record 34: 8-6-3
Earnings US$309,240
Parlo is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Fairy Palace by Heliopolis. She was born around 1951 in the United States, and was bred by William duPont, Jr..
Major wins
Beldame Handicap (1954)
Delaware Oaks (1954)
Firenze Handicap (1954)
Alabama Stakes (1954)
Delaware Handicap (1955)
Top Flight Handicap (1955)
Bellerose Handicap (1956)
American Champion Three-Year-Old Filly
American Champion Older Female Horse
(1954, 1955)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on April 22, 2010

Parlo (April 12, 1951 -1978) was an American Thoroughbred Champion racehorse. Bred by William duPont, Jr. at his Walnut Hall Farm near Boyce, Virginia, she was out of the mare Fairy Palace and sired by the good British runner Heliopolis whom Parlo helped earn his second Leading sire in North America title in 1954.


At 2 and 3

Trained by Richard Handlen, at age two Parlo's best major race result was a second in the 1953 Demoiselle Stakes. Enroute to being voted 1954 American Champion Three-Year-Old Filly [1] and American Champion Older Female Horse, Parlo had major wins that included the Delaware Oaks at Delaware Park Racetrack, [2] the Alabama Stakes at Saratoga Race Course, [3] the Beldame Handicap at Aqueduct Racetrack in stakes record time, [4] and the Firenze Handicap at Jamaica Racetrack by seven lengths. [5]

At 4

In June of 1955 Parlo won the Top Flight Handicap, setting a new Belmont Park track record time. [6] Then, in July she won the Delaware Handicap in track record time. [7] She earned her second straight American Champion Older Female Horse title. [8]

Winless for over a year, in July of 1956 Partlo won the Bellerose Handicap at Jamaica Racetrack. [9]

As a broodmare

Bred to outstanding horses such as Ribot, Sea Bird, Native Dancer, and Graustark, among others, Parlo produced eleven foals between 1958 and 1975. While her offspring that raced met with limited succes, her daughter, All Beautiful, by Battlefield was the 1969 American Broodmare of the Year as the dam of the U.S. Racing Hall of Fame colt, Arts and Letters. [10]



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