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Pulpit (horse)

Sire A.P. Indy
Dam Preach
Grandsire Seattle Slew
Damsire Mr. Prospector
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1994
Country United States
Color Bay
Breeder Claiborne Farm
Owner Claiborne Farm
Trainer Frank L. Brothers
Record 6: 4-1-0
Earnings $728,200
Pulpit is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Preach by A.P. Indy. He was born around 1994 in the United States, and was bred by Claiborne Farm.
Major wins
Fountain of Youth Stakes (1997)
Blue Grass Stakes (1997)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Pulpit (foaled in 1994 at Claiborne Farm in Paris, Kentucky), is an American Thoroughbred stallion who now performs stud duties at Claiborne Farm for a fee of $60,000 per live foal. His sire is the 1992 Eclipse Award winner for American Horse of the Year and American Champion Three-Year-Old Male Horse, A.P. Indy. His dam is the Grade 1 winning race mare, Preach.

Racing career

Pulpit was unraced as a two-year-old and did not make his first start until January of his three-year-old year in 1997. He immediately made an impact by winning his first three starts, including the Grade 2 Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park in Florida. After finishing second in the Grade 1 Florida Derby, Pulpit solidified his status as a legitimate Kentucky Derby contender by dominating his next start, the Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland Race Course in Kentucky.


Pulpit suffered an injury to his left hind leg during the running of the 1997 Kentucky Derby, and despite this, still managed to finish fourth behind Silver Charm, Captain Bodgit, and Free House. He was retired to stud duty shortly thereafter.

Stud career

Much like his sire, A.P. Indy, Pulpit has proven to be a very successful stallion. His progeny includes several graded stakes winners including:

  • Essence of Dubai
  • Lydgate
  • Laity
  • Melohr Ahinda
  • Purge
  • Rutherienne
  • Sightseeing
  • Sky Mesa
  • Stroll
  • Wend

His granddaughter, the undefeated filly, Stardom Bound, is sired by his son, Tapit, and in 8 starts has won 5, placed 2nd twice, and third only once.

She is a huge success, by the success of great stallion at stud, A.P. Indy.


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