Capot - winner 1949 Preakness Stakes
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Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum
"Home of Aiken's Racing Champions"
Information: 803-642-7631
halloffame@cityofaikensc.gov
Located in Hopelands Gardens at 135 Dupree Place (off Whiskey Road) Aiken, SC 29801
Racing silks of Greentree.
Menow, sire of Capot. A photo of his dam, Piquet was not available.
Trainer, John M. Gaver, Sr.
1949 Preakness Stakes admission ticket stub.
Capot beating Palestinian at the finish line.
Finish of the 1949 Preakness Stakes finish by Bert Morgan.
Jockey, Ted Atkinson guided Capot 
to a new track record at the 
1949 Preakness Stakes.
Illustration by Tom Paprocki.
Race Comments: Start good from stall gate. Won driving; second and third the same. CAPOT was steadied while in close attendance to the pace, responded to assume command just inside the furlong pole, drew clear slightly under pressure and was nicely handled to stave off the late rally of PALESTINIAN. The latter was allowed to settle into best stride, saved ground while rallying from the three-eighths pole, was eased out of the stretch drive and was getting to the top one. NOBLE IMPULSE was well rated while setting a swift pace and held on gamely to the sixteenth pole, but was not good enough. SUN BAHRAM advanced steadily --from the half-mile pole, but had nothing left for the final furlong drive. PONDER trailed far back early, responded when placed to extreme pressure and was gaining momentum in the late stretch. CURANDERO weakened after six furlongs. MODEL CADET was forced to race a bit wide on the first turn and could not seriously menace after three-quarters. OLD R0CKP0RT dropped back early and had no apparent excuse. TARAN was always far back. Scratched— 73726 Parliament, 126.