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Plaudit

Plaudit
Sire Himyar
Dam Cinderella
Grandsire Alarm
Damsire Blue Ruin or Tomahawk
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1895
Country United States
Color Bay
Breeder Dr. J. D. Neet
Owner Dr. J. D. Neet
John E. Madden (at age 3)
Trainer Edward D. Brown
Albert Simons (at age 3)
Record 20: 8-5-0
Earnings $32,065
Summary
Plaudit is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Cinderella by Himyar. He was born around 1895 in the United States, and was bred by Dr. J. D. Neet.
Major wins
Champagne Stakes (1897)
Emerald Stakes (1897)
Nursery Stakes (1897)
Oakley Derby (1898)
Clark Handicap (1898)
Buckeye Stakes (1898)

American Classic Race wins:
Kentucky Derby (1898)
Honors
Plaudit Place in Lexington, Kentucky
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Plaudit (1895-1919) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse. A descendant of English Triple Crown champion, West Australian, Plaudit is best known for winning the 1898 Kentucky Derby.

Conditioned by future U.S. Racing Hall of Fame trainer Edward D. Brown, racing at age two Plaudit won four of his twelve starts. After finishing fourth in the Futurity Stakes at Sheepshead Bay Race Track, he was bought by noted Kentucky horseman, John E. Madden and in a race for older horses in September, defeated the 1896 Kentucky Derby winner Ben Brush. As a three-year-old, Plaudit was ridden by future U.S. Racing Hall of Fame jockey, Willie Simms in the 24th edition of the Kentucky Derby. Plaudit came from behind with a powerful stretch drive to catch the betting favorite Lieber Karl and win by a nose.

In 1898 Plaudit won four of his eight races and finished second in the other four, notably in the Latonia Derby. His wins included a second defeat of Lieber Karl in the Clark Handicap. Retired at the end of the racing season, Plaudit stood at stud at John Madden's Hamburg Place in Lexington, Kentucky.

Plaudit was from Cinderella who was also the mare of Hastings, the 1896 Belmont Stakes winner and Leading sire in North America in 1902 and 1908. While Plaudit never matched Hastings' success as a sire, he produced a dozen graded stakes race winners including multiple stakes champion, King James.

Plaudit died in 1919 and is buried in the Hamburg Place equine cemetery.


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