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Princess Doreen

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Princess Doreen (Keeneland-Cook)
Princess Doreen
Induction Year: 
1982
Foaled: 
1921
Breeder: 
John E. Madden
Owner: 
Audley Farm Stable
Trainer: 
Kay Spence; W. S. Walker; S.M. Henderson
Sire: 
Spanish Prince II
Dam: 
Lady Doreen
Damsire: 
Ogden
Career Years: 
1923-1927
Starts: 
94
First: 
34
Second: 
15
Third: 
17
Earnings: 
$174,745.00

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Bio

At the time of her retirement in 1927, Princess Doreen was the greatest money-earning filly or mare of all time with $174,745 earned in 94 career starts.

 

Bred in Kentucky at Hamburg Place by the legendary John Madden, Princess Doreen was a bay daughter of Spanish Prince II out of the Ogden mare Lady Doreen. Purchased from Madden by Oklahoma oilmen B. B. Jones and Monfort Jones, Princess Doreen ran for their Audley Farm Stable, based in Virginia.

 

From midway through her 3-year-old campaign in 1924 through 1926, Princess Doreen was regarded as at least the equal or better than any runner in her division. As a 3-year-old, she won the Kentucky Oaks and Coaching Club American Oaks, as well as the Labor Day, Covington and Falls City handicaps.

 

Princess Doreen enjoyed her best campaign in 1925, posting a record of 11-3-8 from 25 starts and earning $69,220. She defeated males under 130 pounds in her second Covington Handicap victory and won the Autumn Handicap, also against males, while carrying 133 pounds. Princess Doreen also defeated males at 1½ miles that year in the Bowie Handicap.

 

In 1926, Princess Doreen easily won the Saratoga Handicap by four lengths and added a win in the Inaugural Handicap. She won the Greater Chicago Handicap and her second Independence Handicap in 1927 at the age of six and was retired with a record of 34-15-17 from 94 starts and the earnings mark of $174,745. The record was previously owned by Miss Woodford, retired in 1886 with earnings of $118,270. Princess Doreen’s record stood until surpassed by Top Flight in 1931.

 

Princess Doreen died at the age of 31 in 1952.

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