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Gallorette

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Gallorette (Keeneland-Morgan)
Gallorette
Induction Year: 
1962
Foaled: 
1942
Breeder: 
Preston M. Burch
Owner: 
William L. Brann
Trainer: 
Edward A. Christmas
Sire: 
Challenger II
Dam: 
Gallette
Damsire: 
Sir Gallahad III
Career Years: 
1944-1948
Starts: 
72
First: 
21
Second: 
20
Third: 
13
Earnings: 
$445,535.00

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Bio

In a 1955 poll of trainers, Gallorette was voted the greatest filly in American racing history, beating the likes of Regret, Twilight Tear, Top Flight, Miss Woodford, Beldame and Bewitch.

 

Bred by Preston Burch and owned by William L. Brann, Gallorette was trained by Edward A. Christmas. Gallorette was a big, rangy chestnut daughter of Challenger II out of the Sir Gallahad III mare Gallette. Arriving at the races as a 2-year-old in September 1944, Gallorette made eight starts as a juvenile with record of 3-3-2.

 

At 3, Gallorette won the Acorn Stakes, Pimlico Oaks and Delaware Oaks in succession before finishing second in the Dwyer. She then defeated Pavot in the Empire City Handicap.

 

Gallorette enjoyed her best season as a 4-year-old, defeating colts in the Metropolitan Handicap, edging Stymie in the Brooklyn Handicap, beating Polynesian and King Dorsett in the Bay Shore Handicap and carrying top weight in winning the Beldame. With a record of 6-5-1 from 18 starts and earnings of $159,160, Gallorette was recognized as the Champion Older Female of 1946.

 

In 1947, Gallorette defeated Stymie in the Queens County Handicap, won the Carter Handicap and scored the first of her back-to-back wins in the Wilson Stakes.

 

Along with her second win in the Wilson, Gallorette won the Carter Handicap and Whitney Handicap in 1948 before Brann sold her to Marie A. Moore for $125,000.

 

Gallorette was retired with a record of 21-20-13 from 72 starts and earnings of $445,535, a record at the time for a female racehorse. As a broodmare, Gallorette produced two stakes-winning fillies. She died at Moore’s farm in Virginia in 1959 at the age of 17.

 

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