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Frank Coltiletti

Frank Coltiletti
Induction Year: 
1970
Career Years: 
1919-1934
Number of Mounts: 
4,606
Number of Winners: 
667
Winning Percentage: 
14.50%

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Bio

    Frank Coltiletti was a leading rider in the 1920's. He had begun riding at age 14 and weighed a grand total of 59 pounds that first year. When his career ended Coltiletti had won 14.5% of his races.

 

    Coltiletti had his first winner when he was 15 and was leading rider during the fall meet at Havre de Grace in 1919. In his second season, he rode 115 winners and finished third in the national standings for jockeys.

 

    At age 17, Coltiletti won the Preakness Stakes aboard Broomspun. Other principal races won include: the Travers, CCA Oaks, Metropolitan Handicap, Ladies Handicap, 2 Hawthorne Gold Cups, Belmont Futurity and the Hopeful Stakes. Coltiletti rode a number of fine horses, including: Black Maria, Edith Cavell, Crusader, Broomspun, Mars, andSun Beau. He considered Mars, winner of the 1926 Travers, his best mount.

 

    Frank Coltiletti retired in 1934. Following his riding career, he trained for Joseph M. Roebling and the Cain Hoy Stable and later became an official for the New York Racing Association. Coltiletti died in 1987.

 

    Frank Coltiletti was inducted in the Hall of Fame in 1970.

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