Star Pilot (horse)
|Owner||Maine Chance Farm|
|Star Pilot is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Floradora by Sickle. He was born around 1943 in the United States, and was bred by Coldstream Stud.|
Hopeful Stakes (1945)|
Belmont Futurity Stakes (1945)
Pimlico Futurity (1945)
Ardsley Handicap (1945)
|American Champion Two-Year-Old Colt (1945)|
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
|Last updated on October 4, 2007|
Star Pilot (foaled 1943 in Kentucky) was an American thoroughbred stallion race horse. Sired by Joseph Widener's English stakes winner, Sickle, he was out of the mare, Floradora, whose French sire, Bull Dog, was one of the leading sires of stakes winners in the 1950's.
He was sold as a yearling to Elizabeth Arden of Maine Chance Farm for $26,000 and became the favorite, along with the filly, Beaugay, of the two-year-olds in the stable.
Second in the Champagne Stakes and Grand Union Hotel Stakes, Star Pilot won the Pimlico Futurity, the Hopeful Stakes, the Belmont Futurity, and the Ardsley Handicap, rounding out the year as the American Champion Two-Year-Old Colt.
The following year, however, Star Pilot lost to stablemate, Knockdown, in his first race of the season and then placed an unfortunate second again to Knockdown in the Santa Anita Derby due to his rider having no whip. He didn't race again until he was five when he ran unsuccessfully in three starts and was retired.
Star Pilot was retired to Maine Chance Farm and his best winner out of 72 foals was the 1949 filly, Star Enfin.