Blue Peter (American horse)

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Blue Peter (1946–1950) was an American Thoroughbred Champion racehorse.

Blue Peter
SireWar Admiral
GrandsireMan o' War
DamCarillon
DamsireCase Ace
SexStallion
Foaled1946
CountryUnited States
ColourBay
BreederJoseph M. Roebling
OwnerJoseph M. Roebling
TrainerAndy Schuttinger
Record10: 8-0-2
Earnings$189,185
Major wins
Belmont Futurity Stakes (1948)
Garden State Futurity (1948)
Hopeful Stakes (1948)
Sapling Stakes (1948)
Saratoga Special Stakes (1948)
Awards
American Champion Two-Year-Old Colt (1948)
Honours
Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame (1977)

BackgroundEdit

Bred and raced by Joseph M. Roebling, great-grandson of John A. Roebling, who built the Brooklyn Bridge, Blue Peter was out of the mare Carillon, a granddaughter of Teddy. He was sired by 1937 U.S. Triple Crown champion War Admiral, a son of Man o' War, who was ranked No. 1 in the Blood-Horse magazine list of the top 100 U.S. Thoroughbred champions of the 20th Century.

He was for racing by former jockey turned trainer, Andy Schuttinger.

Racing careerEdit

Blue Peter was sent to the track in 1948 at age two. That year, he compiled a record of eight wins and two thirds from ten starts, with several of his wins coming in the premier events against the best horses in his age group such as the Belmont Futurity Stakes, and the Hopeful Stakes The colt's performances earned him American Champion Two-Year-Old Colt honors.

Blue Peter did not race again and he died of an illness at age four.

HonorsEdit

In 1977, his racing career was honored with an induction in the Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame.

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