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Prince Palatine

Prince Palatine
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- Prince Palatine, 1920 -
Sire Persimmon
Dam Lady Lightfoot
Grandsire St. Simon
Damsire Isinglass
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1908
Country Ireland
Color Bay
Breeder William Hall Walker
Owner Thomas Pilkington
Jack B. Joel
Trainer Henry Beardsley
Record 21:11-6-1
Earnings $184,555
Summary
Prince Palatine is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Lady Lightfoot by Persimmon. He was born around 1908 in Ireland, and was bred by William Hall Walker.
Major wins
Imperial Produce Plate (1910)
Gordon Stakes (1911)
St. Leger Stakes (1911)
Eclipse Stakes (1912)
Jockey Club Stakes (1912)
Ascot Gold Cup (1912, 1913)
Doncaster Cup (1912)
Coronation Cup (1913)
Awards
British Horse of the Year (1912, 1913)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on September 26, 2006

Prince Palatine (1908-1924) was a British Thoroughbred racehorse. He was named for County Palatine of Lancaster near where his breeder William Hall Walker had been raised.

Racing at age two, Prince Palantine won three of his six starts. At age three, he began to improve and by September was in top form, winning the St. Leger Stakes by 6 lengths. Prince Palatine was the dominant horse in British racing in 1912 and 1913. Near the end of the 1913 racing season he was sold for a then record price of £45,000 to Jack B. Joel to stand at stud at Childwickbury Stud in St. Albans, Hertfordshire.

Although Prince Palantine had a less than stellar stud career in England, he did sire Rose Prince who in turn produced the Belgian racing star Prince Rose, the sire of the important Princequillo. Among Prince Rose's other descendants are Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner, Canonero II, and British Horse of the Year winners, Brigadier Gerard and Mill Reef.

Jack B. Joel eventually sold him to Louis Jean Decazes of the Haras d'Ouilly in France. In 1920, his French owner sold him to the Xalapa Farm of Edward Francis Simms in Paris, Kentucky. Prince Palatine remained in the United States for the rest of his life, dying in a 1924 stable fire.

Gresely A3 Pacific No. 60052 prince palatine was named after this horse.

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