Blue Peter (American horse)
|Grandsire||Man o' War|
|Breeder||Joseph M. Roebling|
|Owner||Joseph M. Roebling|
|Belmont Futurity Stakes (1948)|
Garden State Futurity (1948)
Hopeful Stakes (1948)
Sapling Stakes (1948)
Saratoga Special Stakes (1948)
|American Champion Two-Year-Old Colt (1948)|
|Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame (1977)|
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.
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.
In 1977, his racing career was honored with an induction in the Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame.
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